Throughout the Asia pacific region

The Need For Rest And Renewal

‘Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.’ Isaiah 40:31 NKJV

When you’re physically, emotionally, and spiritually drained, you become vulnerable. When Samson grew tired, he lay down in Delilah’s lap.

Jesus called for 100% commitment, but He also knew the importance of staying in balance; of work and rest; of giving out and taking in. ‘Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and His apostles didn’t even have time to eat. So they left by boat for a quiet place, where they could be alone.’ (Mark 6:31–32 NLT)

A good general will never commit all his soldiers to the battlefield at the same time. He keeps a reserve force to relieve the exhausted ones when they stagger back from the front lines. Yes, you may have the greatest assignment in the world and be succeeding in it, but unless you ‘keep a reserve’, you’re opening yourself up to potential danger. That’s why setting aside time each day to be alone with God in prayer and Bible reading is so important. If Satan can’t defeat you outright, he will settle for an exhausted, ineffective version of the person God wants you to be. If you’re a highly organised, high-energy, and/or impatient person, you’re particularly at risk.

What’s the answer? ‘Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.’ (Isaiah 40:30–31 NKJV)

SoulFood: Exod 17:1–7, John 4:1–42

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A youth leader in Nepal loves The Word for Today

Jaimashi, Greetings!! I'm doing fellowship in Emmanuel Ecclesia Church as a youth leader. I have started hearing The Word for Today when I was in Grade 12th. Now, it's been a long time I'm continuously listening and reading The Word for Today in my daily morning devotion with my family members. I'm also using The Word for Today in my youth fellowship to teach other young people. I'm so blessed to have this devotional book in my life. This devotional book helps me a lot in my hard time and also helps to grow spiritually. I'm really grateful to the team MOH Nepal. Thank you! Prabin - Dang, Nepal

Finding Jesus

Virna is a longtime listener. She sent a thank you message because through Radio Voz she and her family often heard the Radio and the introduction of Jesus increasingly led them to the decision of accepting Jesus. They are now worshipping in the GPWC church. They've been listening to the Radio Voz since 2014. She was very grateful that every topic presented by our station always touches their lives. Virna - Timoe-Leste

Gaining Biblical Knowledge

Jaimashi, First of all, I would like to give thanks our heavenly Father for this wonderful time and also Message of Hope Nepal. In my daily morning devotion I use to listen "The Word for Today" which is broadcast from YouTube and Facebook. I usually participate the quiz competition organized by Message of Hope Nepal, through which I got the encourage to read Holy Bible. When I listen "The Word for Today" from Message of Hope Nepal, I felt so blessed because it is very meaningful and useful God's word in our life. It is very easy to understand and easy to relate those words in our life. Through this program I'm able to achieve Biblical knowledge as well as other things also. This program helps me to became strong in my Spiritual life. Once again thank you Message of Hope Nepal. Shanta Bharatpur, Nepal  

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

New listeners and new readers in the Solomon Islands

It's encouraging to hear about what the Lord does in the lives of those who just begun to tune into Laef FM 93.5 and also to those who accessed The Word for Today. A Taxi Driver said yesterday morning that his Bible study group at Tuvaruhu is growing since they started having devotions and Bible study on The Word for Today. He was enthusiastic and happily expressed his heart that the devotional booklet with the radio programme have created the desire and excitement to his family members and the young people from his neighborhood. Actually he and his wife bought a portable radio receiver together with 2 boxes of AA batteries, just so they could tune in. Their 13 year old son also testified on how God helped him through the devotional booklet on the radio programme the other evening. The Taxi Driver got a FM radio band expander yesterday morning so he could increase his car radio band to receive 93.5 FM.

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

New Hope and Meaning

I am a regular reader of The Word for Today. Reading this book became one of the favorite things to do in the morning. This gives me new hope and meaning in my life. I am very much blessed by this program. Thank you Message of Hope Nepal for this opportunity. Shushila - Nepal

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!

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.

About Us

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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…

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Licence Granted for Vanuatu

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Reaching people in Pukapuka

The Island of Pukapuka is part of the Cook Islands and 1700km north of the main island of Rarotonga. Here they are receiving copies of The Word for Today for the very first time. (the 2021 edition) They were very excited to read and appreciated God words. Thanks to...

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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

It was new for 2020, and through the support of our donors, 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. 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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Latest News

The Old Becomes New

Repurposed for YWAM's Training and a Community Radio Station in PNG   Aerial view of the campus - originally built as a water sports complex for the South Pacific Games in 2015. A generator that once served our partner, Vision Christian Media’s studios in...

Licence Granted for Vanuatu

Licence Granted for Vanuatu

It was with great excitement that we received notification from the TRBR in Vanuatu that our application for a nationwide radio licence was successful! Praise the Lord! This is a huge step forward for our fledgling ministry. It is our hope that we can quickly...

A Blessing for Christmas

2020 has been a year like no other and one that some people want to forget and many others want to quickly move on from. However even in the middle of all the disruption God has been working powerfully in the lives of people. This song has perhaps, been an anthem for...

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

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