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What will your legacy be? (2)

‘You have given me an inheritance reserved for those who fear Your Name.’ Psalm 61:5 NLT

What would you like your legacy to be? In Walden, Henry David Thoreau once said he was concerned that when it came time to die, he would discover he had never fully lived. When it comes to your legacy, here are two things you need to keep in mind:

(1) Nobody will care about the legacy you leave as much as you do. So, be intentional when you decide on your legacy; that way, you greatly increase the odds of making an impact on the next generation.

(2) The sum of how you live your life each day becomes your legacy. Tally each action over many years, and you can see your legacy begin to take shape. In Inspiration and Ideals, Grenville Kleiser writes: ‘Your life is like a book. The title page is your name. The preface is your introduction to the world. The pages are a daily chronicle [record] of your efforts, trials, pleasures, discouragements, ambitions, and achievements… Day by day your thoughts and acts are being inscribed as evidence of your success or failure… Hour by hour the record is being made which must stand for all time. One day the word “Finis” [The End] must be written. Let it then be said of your book that it is a record of noble purpose, generous service, and work well done.’

Most of us don’t get to choose when or how we’re going to die, but we all get to decide how we’re going to live. And that’s the legacy we leave to those who follow us.

SoulFood: 1 Kings 8–9, Mark 11:1–11, Ps 47, Pr 12:4–6

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

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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.

God’s Word through Facebook

I have been fulfilling some of the responsibilities of my church, such as leading youth groups, Sunday school, Sisters fellowship, etc

Due to the burden of family’s responsibility and future, I went out for this job. At the same time, I used to go to church in a hurry due to my busy schedule. Thus day by day I began to weaken in prayer and spiritually and the habit of reciting the Word of God gradually disappeared. As I tried to move closer to God, I began to feel uneasy, frustrated, and depressed.

One day I found out the Facebook page of The Word for Today Daily Devotion that is being broadcast from Message of Hope through social media and started listening to it day after day. From this daily devotional book, I found great excitement and inspiration in my life. Finally, I realized that according to Jeremiah 29:11, God’s plan is greater than my plan and will. Eventually, I changed my mind. So I would like to thank God and Message of Hope Nepal from the bottom of my heart.

Rachan – Kailali, Nepal

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.

Blessed by Radio and Print

I am a regular reader and listener of the Message of Hope Nepal’s program. I love to listen to The Word for Today everyday also weekly I listen radio programs from Good News FM . Specially this daily devotional message helps me to grow spiritually in my day to day life . This is very simple and easy to understand clearly. I always share this to my circle from Facebook.

I am very much thankful toward Lord Jesus and Message of Hope Nepal which leads me to live better life with God and guides me to be happy and thankful in my life .

Laxmi – Lalitpur, Nepal

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)

Spread the Gospel all over Nepal

Greetings
I go to Nawajewan A.G church. I regularly listen to the Radio program Aasha ko Sandesh from shepherd F:M Chitwan. I felt real joy and Happy after listening this program.

Also I got chance to read The Word for Today from one of the Pastor. I am really Thankful to God and Message of Hope Nepal Team that’s you are using FM to spread the Gospel all over Nepal through the different means of media.

I found its content is very simple, easy and practical of all level of believers. Thank you and keep doing good work may God bless you all
Dinesh Praja, Makwanpur, Nepal

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

 

Growing towards God

I am glad to connected with such kind of media ministry page. I have started listening this program from last one year from that day I never missed it. I am very much blessed to listen this every morning and love to share with my church’s member and family members .

This book has become one of the supporters of our ministry as well. Similarly this daily devotion helped around members to grow more and more towards His presence .

We are really thankful for this ministry family.
Hanna Thapa Thakuri
Shillong, India

Supporting

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am happy to write here that I have reading this devotion book edition, The Word for Today from the month of March to April, 2021. It has really encouraging me. I happened to pick this edition 2020 from someone in our house, who placed it unattended and without reading it. But I took it for just an interest of local cover page.

After reading through, I now took it with me a help to my daily devotion, using what you have written in. I am really blessed with the word.

I am in support of your work and will support the work of the master soon.

Can I access other articles?

Willie
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Impact in the Solomon Islands

I gave 4 copies to four Church leaders. Each of the leaders found the book very interesting and motivating. One of the leaders commented that they have been missing out all the good things that are in the book..

I can see the spiritual growth, motivation and determination of each of them.

But for me as a pastor, the book has really helped me. It has motivated and inspired my devotional prayer life and keep me on course. What more can I say..thank God for the book.

Tukai, Solomon Islands

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Dili, Timor-Leste

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Honiara, Solomon Islands

Butwal, Nepal

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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 communities 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 right now with this link or by using the “Listen Now” button at the top of our website.

But these broadcasts aren’t without challenges.  In today’s COVID crazy world we struggle to get expert technical support to our stations when they need it. It is hard enough just to ship replacement equipment when something breaks.

Please pray for our ministry and our local teams.  We need God’s wisdom and provision as we seek to serve the beautiful people throughout the Asia Pacific region with the best Christian radio. And ‘the best’ is what they deserve!

The Word for Today

In 2020, thanks to your donations, we were able to launch a special 200 page, 12 month edition in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Timor-Leste.

We did it all again in 2021 and now the 2022 edition is available, we’ve printed even more copies to meet the growing demand and we’ve added Nauru to our Pacific nations receiving it!

Plus we have also been able to launch into Indonesia with an Indonesian language edition.

And not to forget our team in Nepal have been faithfully producing the Nepali edition for a number of years.

If you are in one the nations listed above and you’d like a copy, ontact your local UCB team – you’ll find their contact details when you choose the nation from the Projects in the menu above.

The Word for Today is loved around the world for its simple Biblical truths and relevant teaching. A quarterly edition is also available in Australia (from Vision Christian Media) and NZ (from Rhema Media).

Online & Social

Nearly everyone has a mobile phone or tablet, regardless of where they live. And they use social media. It is ironic that while their village might not have running water or grid elecricity, they do have Facebook!

So if we are to reach them with ‘Christian media’, guess where we have to be.

Thanks to support from 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.

We are also working on developing an App that can be customised for each nation with relevenat content. Ideally we would like a Telecommunications partner so that local people can use our app unmetered (without having to use paid data). Something for prayer.

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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 teams in Indonesia and Timor-Leste

If I had to define ‘Trusted Christian Media’ and sum up what we do in a few words I would say…

We preach the Word and make disciples.

How? We use media.

Ian Worby
CEO

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