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Butwal, Nepal

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

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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

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...

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...

Prime Minister – Manasseh Sogavare

From Munda, Solomon Islands. The annual Lagoon Festival started a few years ago as the Wickham Festival. It was named after Alick Wickham, a half-caste Solomon lad from Munda who entered and won an Australian swimming completion using the Roviana crawl swimming style....

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...

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.

Repentance!

‘Create in me a pure heart, O God.’ Psalm 51:10 NIV

Samson went too far. He wound up with his eyes gouged out, mocked by his captors in a Philistine dungeon. Why? Because of two unguarded areas: pride and sex.

David also struggled against temptation. In a moment of weakness he fell prey to lust and paid dearly. But he didn't die a prisoner like Samson. Instead he died as ‘a man after God's own heart.’ What made the difference?

Repentance!

In brokenness and humility David called on the Lord and found mercy and grace to get back up. Stop and ask yourself, ‘Am I living a secret life that only God and I know about? Have I allowed myself to become so addicted to my sin that I fear there’s no possibility of turning back?’

It’s never too late to start doing what’s right. You cannot sink so deep that Christ is unable to lift you. Repentance is the place to start. Repentance means turning from your sin, confessing your failure and acknowledging your inability to change on your own. It means asking for God’s strength. Stop rationalising what you’re doing; you’re only fooling yourself. You may have kept it a secret so far, but ultimately you’ll be found out. Don’t go another day without falling on your knees before God and praying, ‘Cleanse me from my sin. Create in me a pure heart, O God.’ (Psalm 51:2;10 NIV)

Did you pray that prayer? If so, reach for those who can strengthen and encourage you. Don’t try to battle it alone; you won’t succeed. Then what? Get back in the race and run like never before!

SoulFood: Is 30–33, Matt 10:21–31, Ps 104:24–35, Pr 3:11–12

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…

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.

Ramesh from Jhapa

Praise the Lord!

My name is Ramesh and I’m from Jhapa (Eastern part of Nepal). Currently, I am working in Malaysia. I am so grateful for
The Word for Today, we are so blessed to hear this audio and sharing with my friends also. I am very much thankful to the
Lord and Message of Hope Nepal’s ministry, I pray that may God gives you heavenly blessings to you all.

Thank you.

Spreading through Social Media

On Thursday we (Radio Voz in Timor-Leste) started live streaming the Bible Study Program hosted by Ps. Elienae.

G’Rallya is a listener who really likes this program and always listens, she told us that she is blessed with radio programs and she has tagged several people on Facebook to hear the program.

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

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

 

Carry The Word for Today always

Being part of CY [Central Youth] Ministry I’m so blessed to have this special edition “the Word for Today”. Although I did not attend the CY programs for a couple of months, this handy book  is very helpful ad become my motivation. I recommend CY members to have this and carry around wherever you are and continue to reach others!

May God bless us all

Suzie – Solomon Islands

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.

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.

Easy

I am a regular listener of The Word for Today. The Word of God present by Message of Hope Nepal is short and sweet which is very easy to understand for every level of people.

I am very blessed to listen to it every morning

Mahesh, from Bharatpur Chitwan, 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!

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

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...

Reaching people in Pukapuka

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...

Prime Minister – Manasseh Sogavare

From Munda, Solomon Islands. The annual Lagoon Festival started a few years ago as the Wickham Festival. It was named after Alick Wickham, a half-caste Solomon lad from Munda who entered and won an Australian swimming completion using the Roviana crawl swimming style....

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