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Butwal, Nepal

Dili, Timor-Leste

Hog Harbour, Vanuatu

Honiara, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Board

The Word for Today

Hi there, We are

United Christian Broadcasters Asia Pacific

But you can call us UCB. We’re part of the global family of United Christian Broadcasters International Ltd. that traces its roots back to the 60’s and one bloke in New Zealand with a crazy idea.

Then in 1988 another bloke with an equally crazy idea started UCB Australia…

Latest News

Christian Radio in Butwal

Last week our Message of Hope Nepal team travelled to Butwal, near the Indian border, to renew Radio Chhimeki's broadcasts. Radio Chhimeki has been on air for many years but recently has been struggling to maintain it's broadcasts. So they have partnered up with...

New Hauswin in PNG

Our team in Papua New Guinea just celebrated the opening of a new hauswin (a building [haus] open to the wind) on their compound. The new building was generously paid for by Mrs Sumanop in memory of her late husband Francis. Francis served as Laif FM's Board Chairman...

SUCCESS!

All copies of The Word for Today have successfully arrived and are safely in the hands of our teams in the various countries! Thank you for praying for this important ministry. We printed a total of 17,000 copies for 2021. They were all shipped from Sydney, Australia...

Great Support of Radio Voz

Our team in Timor-Leste have been counting their blessings (and donations). Even with COVID-19 playing havoc with their plans, the team knew their listeners would continue to support the ministry as they broadcast Radio Voz over the airwaves.  The generous support...

Wonderful ministry in Timor-Leste

Pastor Elienae writes: "During the 17 years of Radio Voz ministry in Timor-Leste, this year 2020 has been one of the most fruitful of our radio ministry in this beloved country. Because of the COVID-19 situation, we intensified our ministry on air, specially praying...

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

New for 2020, support from our donors has meant a special 200 page, 12 month edition is now available in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Timor-Leste.

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.

How’s Your Relationship with God? (1)

‘…I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.’ John 5:30 NKJV

The relationship Jesus had with His Father is the kind of relationship that He wants you to have with Him. Three things describe that relationship. For the next few days let’s look at each of them. First: Intimacy. Jesus said, ‘The Father loves the Son and shows Him all He does…’ (John 5:20 NIV) You interact with many people throughout the day, but you only share your heart with those you trust, and with whom you have a close relationship. So, how close are you to God right now? Close enough to hear when He speaks to you? Close enough to know when you’ve said or done something which has grieved Him? Close enough to feel the warmth of His presence? The truth is, you are as close to God right now as you desire to be, decide to be, and discipline yourself to be. Nothing is born unless there is first an act of intimacy between two people, and intimacy is based on one word: ‘desire’. How much do you desire God? David said, ‘O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You…’ (Psalm 63:1 NIV) Do you desire His house? ‘They feast on the abundance of Your house; You give them drink from Your river of delights.’ (Psalm 36:8 NIV) Do you desire His Word? ‘I have not departed from the commands of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my daily bread.’ (Job 23:12 NIV)

SoulFood: Josh 1 Ps 27:11–14, 2 Tim 2:1–13

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

Your support is helping people this…

This is a miracle baby

Seven years ago Elisa was a die-hard listener for Laif FM. She called me telling me she needs prayer cause her husband is threatening to get another wife because she can’t bear him a child. “Wow” I told her all things are possible to God in Mark 10:27. So, I invited her to my home.

We agreed in prayer trusting God for a miracle baby boy. We prayed, “God we know Your Word tells us,You will make the impossible to become possible. Now God both of us are standing on Your Word, and Your Word must not return void, but it must accomplish its purposes. God the husband must know You are the impossible God.”

This was the agreement prayer with Elisa seven years ago. Now!!! It was a tears of Joy, to meet them both. The miracle baby boy & mom hugged me saying thank you. She has also been a The Word for Today reader since the day we prayed together.

Julie

Growing towards God

I am glad to connected with such kind of media ministry page. I have started listening this program from last one year from that day I never missed it. I am very much blessed to listen this every morning and love to share with my church’s member and family members .

This book has become one of the supporters of our ministry as well. Similarly this daily devotion helped around members to grow more and more towards His presence .

We are really thankful for this ministry family.
Hanna Thapa Thakuri
Shillong, India

Patrick from Angoram

Patrick from Papua New Guinea’s East Sepik Province is encouraging all his friends and family to read The Word for Today. He says…
I encourage every fellow Sepiks to buy and read this devotional The Word for Today book printed by UCB Christian radio here in Wewak.
Its a pure Bible extract messages filling everyday life and challenges.
Right now it help me with the Story of Naomi in Ruth 1:20,,,Stating Your best days are still yet to come.
I’m Patrick Sumbre

The Word for Today in Tetum

Our team in Timor-Leste translate The Word for Today into Tetum and both read it on air and make it available on their website. They received this encouraging feedback…

Lola’s mother always feels blessed by this program.  He [Lola] not only heard, but he asked us to send it via WhatsApp so that he could share it with his children and his extended family. In his text message in Tetum on
WhatsApp he is very grateful because his family is mega blessed.

Wonderful ministry in Timor-Leste

Pastor Elienae writes:

“During the 17 years of Radio Voz ministry in Timor-Leste, this year 2020 has been one of the most fruitful of our radio ministry in this beloved country.

Because of the COVID-19 situation, we intensified our ministry on air, specially praying for the listeners, and also sharing words of comfort and hope in God.
Just in the latest days four people have come to meet us, to receive prayers and guidance from the Word of God. Two of them have surrendered their lives to Jesus. One of them, a young woman got very impacted by the on air reading of the Bible, a program we have every morning.
During the prayer program, 6am everyday, people send their prayer request and have their name mentioned right away in the presence of God.
For me as the one who conducted the morning prayer program, I feel very honoured for the opportunity to lead the people (most of them not believers yet) in prayer in to the presence of God, at the same time we are creating the habit of seeking God daily in the Timorese society.
Praise God for Radio Voz, and for UCB that have faithfully partnered with us in this ministry.
Thank God for all the faithful donors who generously have contributed for this radio ministry. The Lord bless each one them.”
Ps Elienae, Timor Leste

Dipendra is blessed

Hi!

I am so blessed with this Word of God which you are sharing with me. I am listening to it from Dubai. Though it is about 2 or 3 minutes short it gives me strength everyday. Last few days I was feeling very low but The Word for Today gave me courage, strength, hope and peace. When I have to work long hours, I am not able to study Bible but when I get free time I am used to hearing this message and pray.

Thank you so much! Please remember me in your prayers. Hope to see your whole team in coming future.

Praise the Lord!

(From Message of Hope Nepal)

Divine Wisdom and Provision

Firstly, I personally would like to thank my heavenly Father for His divine wisdom and provision to use this media in order to multiply or extended the Kingdom of God through His precious Word and devotional message. I so blessed to have it and hear it daily. Personally it helped me a lot to draw close to Lord and build up my spiritual growth and relationship with Him.

His Word empowers and energies me and give me a new insight and hope everyday. MOH Nepal has developed my daily devotional plan and helped me a lot to be near with the Lord.

Thanks to entire team of MOH Nepal keep going, keep multiplying for Glory of GOD. Thank you !
Roshan

Away from home but close to God

Greeting,

Originally, I am from western part of Nepal now I am at Dubai for my work purpose.

I am regular of the Message of Hope Nepal’s program. This program became one my source of encouragement and help me to draw more closer to my Almighty. It inspires me many times when I am down.

The Word for Today is one my favorite daily devotion book in my life. Here at Dubai I hardly get chance to go church but this book helped me to gain Biblical knowledge in different ways and reflect on it. I am thankful to the writers who have written these powerful messages and I hope I will be able to read more contents in upcoming days.

Thank you to the whole Message of Hope team for spreading words of God through different mediums. I am so blessed and I am sure many people are blessed as well.

Roshan
Dubai, UAE

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.

A taxi driver – his friends, fares and family…

It is encouraging to know that many more people are becoming aware of Laef FM 93.5 on air in Honiara, Solomon Islands

Allen, pictured here, drives a local taxi and he transported Coxwain (our Board Member) up to the Ebenezer house last week to try to get the radio back on air. As they were on our way, Coxwain introduced him to Laef FM and that day, he tuned in to the frequency on his car FM radio.

Since that day he is locked onto the station and not only that but he has also introduced Laef FM to his family members, relatives and other Taxi Drivers who live and work in town.

While Coxwain and he were on our way to the airport the other day to freight another carton of The Word for Today to Taro he said that a number of his passengers asked him about Laef FM 93.5 as they listened to it in his car.

He encouraged them to tune into the frequency at their homes.

Allen has just started his journey with The Word for Today. He is so happy to get a copy!

Stations on air

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Current Projects

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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

Our Team

Ian Worby

Ian Worby

CEO

The big cheese or ‘sir’! He’s the ideas man, dreaming big, coming up with “what if we…” and gathering the right people around him to make it happen.

Grant Kennedy

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

Latest News

Christian Radio in Butwal

Last week our Message of Hope Nepal team travelled to Butwal, near the Indian border, to renew Radio Chhimeki's broadcasts. Radio Chhimeki has been on air for many years but recently has been struggling to maintain it's broadcasts. So they have partnered up with...

New Hauswin in PNG

Our team in Papua New Guinea just celebrated the opening of a new hauswin (a building [haus] open to the wind) on their compound. The new building was generously paid for by Mrs Sumanop in memory of her late husband Francis. Francis served as Laif FM's Board Chairman...

SUCCESS!

All copies of The Word for Today have successfully arrived and are safely in the hands of our teams in the various countries! Thank you for praying for this important ministry. We printed a total of 17,000 copies for 2021. They were all shipped from Sydney, Australia...

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