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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

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...

Ministerial Visit to Radio Voz

Our team at Radio Voz had a visit from Francisco Martins da Costa Pereira Jerónimo last Week, Timor-Leste's Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Social Communication. They were able to show the minister their studio and tell him a bit of Radio Voz's history. He...

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.

Deal with Your ‘Ishmael’

‘…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…

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)

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.

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

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

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)

Motivated and Blessed

Greetings,
I am very much Thankful to you all of you, for your hard effort in such a difficult situation. The Word for Today is my daily capsule. I got motivated and blessed every morning through word of God shared by Message of Hope Nepal. And this book has become one of the mediums to carry answer to my questions and solutions to my problems. Every day It inspires me to read the Scriptures and personally it has 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.
Anup
Kathmandu

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.

Listening in Munda

The ladies at the local hardware store in Munda, Solomon Islands are very happy that their Laef FM station is back on air.

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

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.

Stations on air

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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

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...

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