Throughout the Asia pacific region

How To Walk By Faith

‘Walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had.’ Romans 4:12 NKJV

The Bible talks about those ‘who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had.’ How do you walk like that?

(1) Abraham believed ‘God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did.’ (Romans 4:17 NKJV) When God makes you a promise, He has the power to bring it to pass, even when all the evidence and surrounding circumstances run contrary to what He said.

(2) ‘Who, contrary to hope, in hope believed… [and] he became the father of many nations.’ (Romans 4:18 NKJV) When all reason for hope was gone, Abraham still hoped. Why? Because his hope was in God! If you’re feeling hopeless today, think about these words: ‘Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.’ (Zechariah 9:12 NKJV)

(3) ‘Who… believed… according to what was spoken, “So shall your descendants be.”’ (Romans 4:18 NKJV) Note the phrase ‘according to what was spoken.’ When God makes a promise, it contains the self-fulfilling power to bring it to pass. ‘So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and… prosper in the thing for which I sent it.’ (Isaiah 55:11 NKJV)

(4) ‘He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith.’ (Romans 4:20 NKJV) The word ‘waver’ tells us Abraham didn’t dither, hesitate, argue within himself, or let other people’s opinions influence him. Instead, he remained resolute and steadfast. That’s how you walk by faith!

SoulFood: 1 Sam 11–13, Luke 23:35–43, Ps 13, Pr 21:22–27

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

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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

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...

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.

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 visitor from Baucau

A listener and my friend CIMA Kaiwa from Baucau visited Dili for a week. I (Rio) offered her to listen to Radio Voz. After hearing Radio Voz on the Program Voz Christa and she felt very blessed and she requested to meet with the purpose of hearing the Word of God and to be prayed for. In the text message sent, she felt blessed and she wanted to keep listening to Radio Voz. After we prayed for a few days, later she returned to Baucau. I advised her to attend a church service at the IEVCTL church in Baucau city.  Let us pray for her seriousness to know the truth of God's Word. Timor Leste

A blessing in Vanuatu

Good afternoon I have started to read The Word for Today since 2020 and it helps me a lot in my daily life maintain and it supports my well being. God bless Joyce

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

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.

Suva Church and Taxis, and The Word for Today

In Suva, a Methodist church minister distributed 2 cartons of The Word for Today to his congregation. Before being given out, 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, pictured here.

Sharing The Word for Today with friends

Greetings!! It's me Anish Magar all the away from Dolakha, Nepal. I used to go and do fellowship in Ashim Church, Bhaktapur. First of all, I would like to give thanks to my friend Dirgha to share about this devotional book. After that time, I'm reading The Word for Today since 2 years and it taught me so many spiritual lessons. When I went to do house fellowship in my village, I use to share preaching from this devotional book. Personally, I'm blessed to have this The Word for Today in my life. Sometimes, it's hard to read Bible because of our busy schedule but we can hear The Word for Today from YouTube which is provided by Message of Hope Nepal team. Thank you MOHN team for giving us such a wonderful gift.

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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 1960’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

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

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,...

AGM in the Cook Islands

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....

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

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...

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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Latest News

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

UCB Family gets together

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,...

AGM in the Cook Islands

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

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