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…
What we do
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.
‘…Cast out the bondwoman and her son…’ Galatians 4:30 KJV
Ishmael was born as a result of Abraham attempting to hurry up God’s plan and fulfil it through human effort. Are you doing that? We all have our ‘Ishmaels’: a good idea that was not God’s idea, and it can complicate your life. You say, ‘But didn’t God love Ishmael too?’ Yes, and He blessed him (Genesis 17:20). But God said He would only fulfil His plan through Isaac. When you run ahead of God, or try to replace His will with your will not only do you suffer, but the people you love suffer too. Spiritually speaking, when God says to you, ‘Cast out the bondwoman and her son’, He’s saying, ‘It’s time to deal with your past and clean out your cupboard.’ But notice something else in this story.
Like Isaac and Ishmael, sometimes your miracle and your mistake can grow together under the same roof. Things can be so bad in one area, yet so good in another. Today God may be saying to you, ‘Because of the destiny I have in mind for you, you’ve got to put this thing out of your life.’ It’s painful letting go of something your flesh creates, but you have no choice. Here are your options. You can be moved by their pleading and miss God’s best. Or you can say, ‘As much as I love this, I love God more.’ When you’re willing to walk away from something you love because you love God more, that’s called the sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15). And when you offer it up to God, you position yourself to receive the fullness of His blessing in your life.
SoulFood: Ezra 3–5, John 7:25–44, Ps 108, Pro 24:29
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright ©
This is what your support is doing for people throughout the Asia Pacific Region…
Stations on air
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:
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
…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
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
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.
Actually he’s more like: photographer, designer, administrator, builder, plumber, maker of things unheard of and fixer of things broken.
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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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.