Throughout the Asia pacific region

Stop ‘Awfulising’!

‘Do not worry.’ Matthew 6:31 NIV

No matter what happens in life, try to keep things in perspective. When you don’t, you end up viewing minor problems as major ones. Or you do the opposite, treating significant situations as ‘no big deal’. Either tendency—‘awfulising’ or ‘minimising’—leads to problems. So do your best to see things as they really are and don’t let them get blown out of proportion. Develop the habit of looking at the big picture, instead of dwelling on the one issue that’s upsetting you.

Thinking excessively about your problems makes them appear larger than they really are. When you run up against a situation that upsets you, deal with the panic before you try to deal with the problem. Sit down quietly, calm yourself, and take time to purposely recall the good things you enjoy also. The truth is, worry never goes away. When you resolve one issue, another one is waiting to take its place. It’s a fact of life; you can’t change it. So what should you do? Change your perspective! Instead of focusing on your worries, factor God into the equation. Has He ever failed you? No, and He never will! The grace of God that sustained and brought you through the last worrisome situation will be with you in this one—and the next one!

Notice what Jesus said about the things we worry over most: ‘Do not worry, saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?”… For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.’ (Matthew 6:31–33 NKJV)

SoulFood: 2 Sam 22:31–24:25, John 4:13–26, Ps 32, Pr 23:29–35

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright ©

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Encouragement in Loss

Milia Pino is a The Word for Today reader in Papua New Guinea. Her husband was a police chaplain but he recently passed on leaving Milia a widow. Due to loneliness, she was left alone and The Word for Today was her best friend. Tragically, her house burnt down and she lost her power sewing machine. But she read in last year's The Word for Today a similar story and that story encouraged her. It quoted Isaiah 43:19-20. Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past, see I am doing a new thing. Amen. She felt like God was talking to her. She immediately felt God's peace. She is now trusting God for new things to happen in her life.

Starting a Family

Back in June Amali called Radio Voz and asked for prayer so he and his wife could have children because they had been married for a long time but had not been blessed with children. Therefore he asked to be prayed for, and we prayed for him regularly. In November when we had a meeting between announcers and listeners in the park. Amali came and thanked our Radio Voz team with tears. He happily reported that his wife was pregnant and had been three months. At Radio Voz's 17th birthday yesterday we invited him to participate and we shared the happy news he received from God to the congregation and to other listeners. Radio Voz is name of UCB Timor-Leste's radio station based in Dili. Aside from the high powered station serving the people of Dili they also operate small stations in each provincial capital of Timor-Leste.

A Pre-Believer

Rommy is a listener who has not yet accepted Jesus as the Lord but he feels that what we convey on Radio Voz is very appropriate and completely contradicts the customs of Timor Leste. He called Radio Voz, and he was so excited to hear the truth of God's Word. And influence his family and friends who like to follow the traditions that are misleading but are considered right to believe the truth of God's Word. He has not been able to let go of tradition and has not been able to accept Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior. Let us pray for this man so that he can make a definite decision to accept the Lord Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior.

YouTube Channel Makes it Easy

Hi, I go to Samdan Church Rupendehi. I am a regular reader of ‘The Word for Today’ I used to read books before lockdown but during the lockdown, I came to know about the YouTube Channel of MoH Nepal after that it’s become very easy to listen to The Word of God every morning. In this book every day I relate to my life which best part of it, not only that every evening we use this daily devotional book in my family prayers to encourage each other. So we are really grateful to Message of Hope Nepal Team for this service in the Nepali community. Thank you so much Joseph Thapa Magar Western Nepal

COVID Isolation for a Pastor

Recently Pastor of the GPWC, Pastor Abraham Living Taning, entered the COVID-19 isolation room critically. Radio Voz was told about this need and we were asked to pray. Pastor Abraham Living is a pastor who is good friend of Radio Voz. Praise God after being prayed for from afar with all the GPWC congregation a week later his health condition gradually improved and is now recovering.

Fiji’s cyclone affected areas

Families in Vanua Levu had received their copies of The Word for Today. The booklet was distributed with food rations with the help of one of UCB Fiji's Committee members, Amani Waqetia. Amani heads up the response effort of OLA FOU Fiji in Vanua Levu. The families who received them were very appreciative especially after being devastated by the Category 5 cyclone leaving many of them without food and shelter. In the midst of such a devastating experience, their hope lies not only in the relief items but more-so with God and the encouragement that comes with the stories of hope in The Word for Today. More than 100 copies of the  were distributed to Cyclone and flood affected areas of Vanua Levu. Friends, who were recipients of the The Word for Today in Vanua Levu, said that the booklet has given them a sense of hope and courage reading God's Word in the most difficult time of their life after the hardship faced and the devastation cost by TC Yasa where they seem to have lost everything.

Salvation from hearing

Radio Voz (Timor-Leste) has a program called Jerasaun Los Nasaun Diak (JLND). The program also conducts outdoor events, namely gathering young people from churches, to conduct a kind of revival meeting. There was a young boy named Fridonia who attended this program and he felt blessed, he was interested in continuing to attend the Revival Service and radio broadcasts. Long story short, yesterday he wrote to me wanting to accept Jesus as his Lord and personal Saviour. And I called him to guide and direct him and pray for him. After the COVID-19 crisis is over I will invite him to join our church.

Practical

Jaimashi team of Message of Hope Nepal. Since one year I'm the regular listener of Message of Hope Nepal. In which day I heard about Message of Hope Nepal, from that day I use to listen "The Word for Today" which is broadcast from YouTube and Nepal Television every Saturday morning. From this program I'm able to know more about Him love, power, blessing etc. The explanation of Bible verse is presented in different way, which makes me to understand easily. I also found that this "The Word for Today" is very practical in our life. That’s why I also share about this program to my family members, friends, church members. Thank you God for this opportunities, I'm so blessed by this program. Prabin Dhungedhara, Kathmandu

Drawing closer to our Lord

Firstly, I personally would like to thank Message of Hope Nepal for sharing The Word for Today through various medium. I am regular listener of The Word for today every morning. This devotional book helped me a lot to draw close to Lord and build up my Spiritual growth and relationship with Him. Thanks to entire team of MOH Nepal keep going, keep multiplying for Glory of GOD. Thank you! Jyoti Dangadi (western part of Nepal)

Families in Vanua Levu (Fiji) affected by cyclone YASA received The Word for Today.

The Word for Today was distributed with food rations with the help of one of UCB Fiji's committee members (Amani Waqetia) who heads the response effort of OLA FOU Fiji in Vanua Levu. The families who received them were very appreciative especially after being devastated by the Cat 5 cyclone which left many of them without food and shelter. In the midst of such a devastating experience, their hope lies not only in the relief items but more-so with God and the encouragement that comes with the stories of hope in The Word for Today. More than 100 copies of the The Word for Today were given to people in Cyclone and flood affected areas of Vanua Levu. In Suva, a Methodist church minister distributed 2 cartons of the devotional to his congregation. Before that, the books were prayed over and delivered under the guidance of our team. He also distributed some to taxi drivers servicing the greater Suva area. Feedback I received is that some families are now using The Word for Today as their guide during the daily family devotion and is very simple and easy to understand. Our friends who were recipients of the The Word for Today in Vanua Levu said that the booklet has given them a sense of...

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What we do

Radio

Helping local Christian people harness the incredible power of radio to have a positive impact in their communites is the mainstay of our ministry.

Radio gets behind closed doors to bring the light, hope and encouragement of the Gospel message to people right where they are.

 We broadcast our youth focussed Life fm, (Laif FM, Laef FM) in Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and soon Fiji and Nauru. You can hear what that station sounds like with this link or by using the “Listen Now” button at the top of our website.

The Word for Today

Thanks to your donations a special 200 page, 12 month edition was available for the first time in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Timor-Leste in 2020. Now the 2021 edition is also available and we’ve printed even more copies to meet the growing demand!

Contact your local UCB team – you’ll find their contact details when you choose them from the Projects in the menu above.

A quarterly edition is also available in Nepal as well as Australia and NZ.

The Word for Today is loved all around the world for its simple Biblical truths and relevant teaching.

We are thrilled to be able to introduce this powerful printed devotional throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Online & Social

Nearly everyone has a mobile phone or tablet, regardless of where they live. And they use social media. While their village might not have running water or elecricity they do have Facebook!

So if we are to reach them with ‘Christian media’, guess where we have to be.

Thanks to the support of people like you we are able to help by building websites and helping our local team develop Social Media strategies so they can effectively interact with their community.

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The Word for Today for 2022

We are excited to let you know that all the 2022 editions of The Word for Today are on their way to their various Pacific Island destinations. We've printed just under 20,000 copies in total for the people of: The Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon...

UCB Family gets together

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Today we enjoyed a digital Family Get Together. While COVID is ruining everyone's travel plans and, in some cases, our ability to get together with friends. Digital technology means we can get together! So today, our teams from Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea,...

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Over the weekend the UCB Cook Islands members got together for their Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is an important meeting for all UCB groups. At the AGM the Board is elected (or reelected) and all members get to hear about how their local ministry is performing....

Changing Lives For Good

You are enabling God to do great things in the lives of people all across the Asia Pacific region.
Here are just three examples of the impact you are having:

James

I am from Eastern Part of Nepal called Khotang. Currently I am doing ministry at Kathmandu. I am very much thankful to Message of Hope for providing The Word for Today. I got to know about this from one of my Facebook friends. Since that day I am a regular listener of daily devotion of “The Word for Today“. I am very much blessed by this post, which is very short and sweet to understand and share to others friends. From this devotion post, I learned so many new things, which became very useful for my ministry. Similarly, the weekly quiz has developed my reading habit of Bible. I am very much thankful to Message of Hope Nepal.

The Word for Today reader

Nepal

Mrs A

…you have no idea, how much impact God has wrought in my life through those anointed messages.

Those messages are sent straight from the throne room of the Almighty down to his chosen. I truly owe it to you all and I believe nothing in this physical world could match the wealth of heaven that is distributed every day through the programs that are aired.

I count myself most privileged person to reap its benefits just by tuning every morning. My daily routine was dependant on those power packed messages.

Laif FM listener & The Word for Today reader

Papua New Guinea

Debby

Over Christmas, we had a big Franklin Graham event and 50,000 attended. At this event they showed our video which we made in three days about former addicts who had been set free by Jesus. Many were touched and encouraged by it.

When we put our same video online, it got 700,000 views. I learned that you don’t have to be a specialist. You can be a mom and learn how to use these tools and you can make media and send messages out to share the Gospel with people all over the world. We post one new little video each day. On my website, most of our videos get 200,000 views.

Medialight course graduate

Thailand

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Ian Worby

CEO

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Grant Kennedy

Projects Manager

Actually he’s more like: photographer, designer, administrator, builder, plumber, maker of things unheard of and fixer of things broken.

Steve Monro

Steve Monro

Broadcast Development Manager

Fancy title, but really he’s a top bloke and tech whizz/geek who knows how to make the radio, studio, computers and stuff work really well.

Rudy Oei

Rudy Oei

Liaison Officer

Part technician, part Mr Fixit, but
all nice guy. And it really helps he’s fluent in Indonesian when it comes to communicating with our Timor-Leste team

If I had to sum up everything we do in a few words I would say…

We preach the Word and make disciples.

How? We use media.

Ian Worby
CEO