Fundraising

To be successful simply…

Do the best you can with what you’ve got.

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Moses Was Asked…

Do what you can with what you’ve got!

This is probably the best piece of fundraising advice I’ve heard in a very long time.

Do what you can with what you’ve got!

Those of us at last week’s UCB Family Meeting heard Ian talk about the early years of Vision/UCB Australia. Facing huge debts and with seemingly no way forward, Ian did what we all do in desperate situations. He prayed. God’s answer was to ask Ian “what is in your hand?” (In Exodus 4:2 God asked Moses the same question). And that was the start of a long-term and ongoing answer.

So Ian did what he could—with what he had.

And really that is the difference between a successful ministry (or business) and struggling one.

Anyone can point out all the reasons why you can’t do something – but it takes a leader to make things happen.

So my encouragement to you today with your fundraising is to MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Do what you can with what you’ve got.


And remember one of the things all UCB’s affiliates have ‘got’ is the ongoing offer of help and advice from UCB Asia Pacific.

Finding New Board Members

Recently the Non Profit Times published the following helpful advice on their website regarding...

Don’t be Boring

The first lesson on not being boring is that you need to look at what you're saying from the point...

Value Small Gifts

Something from Bob Gass that applies 100% to Fundraising Don’t belittle your gift ‘Now to Him who...

Finding New Board Members

Recently the Non Profit Times published the following helpful advice on their website regarding where to look for new Board members.  You can read it for yourself at  www.thenonprofittimes.com The Plan To Replace Board Members “The first step is to consider to whom...

Fundraising is not all up to you

Time and time again a reading in The Word for Today provides us a really good reminder of how fundraising for our ministry is actually in God's hands. We can often worry that it is all up to us to get people to donate and if they don’t we take it as a bit of a...

Don’t be Boring

Don’t be Boring

The first lesson on not being boring is that you need to look at what you're saying from the point of view of the reader or listener. Because you've invested your time and your effort in the project saying "We've just put on a new station in Nameavillage" will excite...

Value Small Gifts

Value Small Gifts

Something from Bob Gass that applies 100% to Fundraising Don’t belittle your gift ‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.’ Ephesians 3:20 Next time you see a big oak tree, remind yourself that it began as a tiny acorn. What...

Why Record Donor Details?

Did you know that it costs more, and you have to work a lot harder, to get a first donation from someone than it is to get their second or third or 27th donation from them? That is why there is so much emphasis put on what fundraisers call ‘Donor Retention’. So the...

Surveys and Opinions

Surveys and Opinions

Surveys and asking people for their opinion can be a helpful tool but they can also be very misleading.  Especially when it comes to fundraising. First off, understand that your donors really want to give you truthful and helpful answers to your questions. After all,...

Fundraising Leaders

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written:  “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”  Now he who...

Getting to know your Donors

Why record details? Did you know that it costs more, and you have to work a lot harder, to get a first donation from someone than it is to get the second or third or… donation? That is why there is so much emphasis put on what fundraisers call ‘Donor Retention’. So...

Recommended Websites

There are a number of websites available with great content to help you with all aspects of fundraising. Here are a few that I have found useful.


Future Fundraising Now

https://www.futurefundraisingnow.com/

A huge resource of valuable tips are available here.  I highly recommend you sign up for the daily emails as they are short and cover one simple subject.

Non Profit Story Telling

https://nonprofitstorytellingconference.com/

Don’t be confused by the title (or the website) that this is just about a conference.  There is a wealth of information on this site, mostly in the form of short videos, about how to ‘tell stories’. Because telling stories is a key to successful fundraising.

Again they offer a free subscription to a weekly email.

 

The Holy Spirit—The Plus Factor

‘The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name.’ John 14:26 NIV

Why would we describe the Holy Spirit as the ‘plus factor’? Three reasons:

(1) The Holy Spirit determines the gifts and skills you receive. ‘It is the one and only [Holy] Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.’ (1 Corinthians 12:11 NLT) So if you feel like a square peg in a round hole, ask the Holy Spirit to show you what your gifts are. Then ask Him to open the door and give you favour with the right people. He’ll do it.

(2) The Holy Spirit knows where you belong. The Bible says, ‘They, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia.’ (Acts 13:4 KJV) Where you are matters. For example, if you’re a whale you were born to swim in the ocean. If you’re a bird you were born to fly in the air. During a famine God sent Elijah to the brook Cherith, saying, ‘I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there.’ (1 Kings 17:4 NAS) If Elijah had decided he’d rather stay where he was, he’d have missed his miracle. You don’t have to do anything to experience God’s love, but you must know His voice and follow His direction to experience His blessing.

(3) The Holy Spirit can be offended. ‘Do not grieve the Holy Spirit.’ (Ephesians 4:30 NIV) When a dove (which represents the Holy Spirit in Scripture) returns to its nest, it won’t land if the nest is out of order. So ask God to make you more conscious of the presence of His precious Holy Spirit, and make your heart a place where He always feels at home.

SoulFood: Exo 20:4, Isa 44:6–20, Rom 1:21–25

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

The Three Tenses of Faith

‘But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask…’ John 11:22 NLT

When their brother Lazarus was dying, Mary and Martha sent for Jesus. But He didn’t come in time. Notice the three tenses of faith at work in this story. First, the past tense. Heartbroken, Martha said to Jesus, ‘If You had been here, my brother would not have died.’ (John 11:21 NKJV) That’s ‘if only’ faith. We say things like: ‘If only I’d lived in the days of Jesus,’ or ‘If only I could be prayed for by a certain person.’ ‘If only’ faith plans for a funeral, not a resurrection. Second, the future tense. When Jesus told Martha that Lazarus would live again, she replied, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.’ (John 11:24 NKJV) This is ‘some day’ faith. People who have it tend to say ‘Some day I’ll…’ With them, everything belongs to the future. But you need to know your rights, your privileges and your authority as a believer in Christ—right now. When you do, your outlook will begin to change. Finally, the present tense. Martha said, ‘But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask…’ (John 11:22 NLT) This is ‘even now’ faith. In spite of all you’ve been through, God has the power to raise you up again. You may may have lost your job, your home or your marriage; you may be struggling with stubborn habits; you may be living with a sense of failure. It doesn’t matter. ‘Even now’, by God’s grace and power, you can come out of this experience and live again. You can fulfil your hopes and dreams. All you have to do is pray and invite Jesus into your situation.

SoulFood: Deut 22–24, Luke 12:13–21, Ps 119:25–32, Pro 17:11–15

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

Surrender to Papa God (1)

‘I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.’ Galatians 2:20 NIV

John Calvin defined surrender in these words: ‘To have no other will, no other wisdom, and to follow the Lord wherever He leads.’ To do this, you will have to face your greatest fear: who will drive your life?

It’s pretty handy to have Jesus in the passenger seat when we require His service. ‘Lord, I have a health problem, and I need Your help. Something hard is going on at work, and I’d like it to be different. I’m feeling anxious, and I want You to give me peace of mind. I’m feeling sad, and I’d like a little hope. I’m facing death, and I want to make sure I’m going to Heaven.’ But when it comes to sliding out from behind the wheel and letting Jesus drive, we’re not so sure about that because it means we are no longer in control.

For example, if He’s driving, you are not in charge of your wallet anymore. You can’t say, ‘I’ll give sometimes when I feel generous, but I reserve the right to keep what I want.’ Now it’s Jesus’ money. When you let Jesus drive you’re no longer in charge of your ego. You no longer have the right to satisfy every self-centred ambition. Now it’s His life. You are not in charge of your mouth anymore. You don’t get to gossip, flatter, cajole, condemn, lie, curse, rage, cheat, intimidate, manipulate, exaggerate or evade any more. Now it’s not your mouth—it’s His mouth. So here’s the question: have you invited Jesus along for the ride, or is He driving? The word for you today is: surrender to God.

SoulFood: Job 11–14, Luke 17:11–19, Ps 11, Pro 8:4–5

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

Why God Is Wrestling With You

‘[The angel of the Lord] wrestled with him till daybreak.’ Genesis 32:24 NIV

Why would God let someone wrestle with Him? Because wrestling requires close contact. Jacob was a self-made man with an independent attitude that said, ‘I don’t need anybody but myself.’

How long will God wrestle with you? Only for a limited time. In Jacob’s case, ‘till daybreak’. God knew that if Jacob didn’t submit to Him that night, the rest of his life wouldn’t go right.

There’s a lesson here for all of us. Don’t procrastinate; you may be running out of time. Before you forfeit your integrity or your family and your future, stop and realise that God knows things you don’t know. He knows when the enemy plans to launch his next attack, or when death will be allowed to claim you. When He wrestles with you, it’s to make you realise that you’re wasting your life, or neglecting your family, or to show you that you’re not the centre of the universe. Or He’s telling you to stay in this marriage instead of bailing out, or encouraging you to keep this job without quitting, or to stay involved in this church.

God will wrestle with you until you stop making excuses and face the truth. And He doesn’t sugar-coat things. He gives it to you straight. He won’t let you get away with some of the stuff you’ve pulled in the past! The very fact that God is willing to wrestle you into submission means He has great plans for you. Indeed, what He has in mind is greater than anything you could ever conceive or imagine. That is why God is wrestling with you.

SoulFood: Acts 8–9, Luke 7:11–23, Ps 118:10–18, Pr 15:31–32

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

There’s a Place at the Table for All of Us

‘…they made Him a supper; Martha served…Lazarus…sat at the table with Him.’ John 12:2 NKJV

After Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, we read: ‘a dinner was given in Jesus’ honour.’ (John 12:2 NIV) Martha served, Mary was there too, Lazarus talked to the guests. So, there’s room at God’s table for all kinds of people. Let’s take a closer look at Martha. Marthas are generally in the background with their sleeves rolled up, making sure everybody’s fed and watered. They rarely seek the spotlight, and often we don’t appreciate them until they’re missing. The problem with Marthas is that they’re inclined to make the mission more important than the Master. They need to remember that worship is also service. Marys tend to forget there are bills to be paid and meals to be cooked. Sometimes they act so heavenly-minded, they’re no earthly use. They need to realise that service is worship too. But we need Marys; they bring passion to our worship, and you can always count on them to intercede [pray] with God on behalf of others. ‘…they flocked to see… the man Jesus had raised from the dead… because of him… many… believed in Jesus.’ (John 12:9–11 NLT) Lazarus had a story so amazing that those who heard it became instant converts. He reminds us that we each have a story to share about God’s grace and mercy. When was the last time you shared yours?

So, if you’re a Martha, God sees your labour of love. If you’re a Mary, He delights in your worship. If you’re a Lazarus, He promises to honour your testimony. There’s a place at the table for all of us!

SoulFood: Judg 4–6, Luke 15:1–10, Ps 119:97–104, Pro 18:9

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

God Is Doing a Work in You

‘…grace in which we stand, and…tribulation [that] produces perseverance.’ Romans 5:2–3 NKJV

There are two things you can count on as you walk with God: tribulation that works for you; and grace that enables you to stand while you’re going through it. Have you been praying for patience? Get ready for tribulation; there’s no other way to get it! Patience grows only in the soil of adversity. The truth is, some of the people you can’t stand right now are the very ones who’ll mature you spiritually and get you to your destiny. God said, ‘Moab is my washbasin…’ (Psalm 60:8 NIV) The Moabites were Israel’s troublesome next-door neighbours who drove them crazy. But such people can also drive us closer to God! So, who brings out the worst in you? Who drives you to your knees? Who stretches your faith? Who develops your character? The problem is, we pray for certain things but God has a process; only as we get to know Him better do we begin to recognise it. Here’s how it works: you ask God for strength and He allows you to go through struggles that develop you. You ask Him for wisdom and you get to deal with messy situations that have no easy solutions. You ask Him for success and He gives you ability to work and wisdom to produce. You ask Him for favour and you get responsibility. (Then you want to run from it.) There’s a work going on in you right now! You may not be fully aware of it, but without it you’ll never be qualified to handle what God has in mind.

SoulFood: 1 Sam 16–17, Luke 24:45–53, Ps 63, Pro 22:17–23

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

Restoring Damaged People (4)

‘He wanted to see who Jesus was.’ Luke 19:3 NIV

The Bible says, ‘Zacchaeus… was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree.’ (Luke 19:2–4 NIV) The story of Zacchaeus teaches us that being rich doesn’t protect us from being damaged. How some wealthy people got damaged is in the story of how they got rich. When you violate your conscience, it’s hard to live in your own skin. When you trade your core values for kina, your success can be hollow and your guilt heavy.

Zacchaeus struggled with this and he said to the Lord: ‘If I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.’ (Luke 19:8 NIV) If that’s how you feel today, Jesus is saying to you the three things He said to Zacchaeus:

(1) ‘Make haste.’ Don’t put off your salvation. At any given moment you’re as close to eternity as a faulty heartbeat or a cancer cell. Don’t gamble with your soul; get right with Papa God while you can.

(2) ‘Come down.’ Humble yourself. Kneel at the feet of the One who loves you and gave His life to redeem you. It doesn’t matter how badly you’ve failed: ‘If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.’ (1 John 1:9 NKJV)

(3) ‘Today I must stay at your house.’ (Luke 19:5 NAS) The Greek word for ‘stay’ means ‘to continue to be present’ or ‘take up residence’. Refuse to live another day without the assurance that Christ lives in your heart, directs your steps, and watches over all that concerns you.

SoulFood: Heb 5–8, Mark 6:30–44, Ps 18:30–50, Pro 11:22

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

The Power of Parental Love (1)

‘Isaac…loved Esau, but Rebekah loved Jacob.’ Genesis 25:28 NIV

How your children turn out says more about your parenting skills than about their genes! The story of Esau and Jacob is a case study in favouritism, sibling rivalry, conditional acceptance and parental failure (Genesis 25–27). The twin boys are as different as chalk and cheese. Esau is the nature-loving, sportsman type. Jacob is the quiet, home-loving, sensitive type. Personalities so diverse challenge our parenting skills. But the crucial difference wasn’t between these two boys, it was between the parents, and between the parents and the boys. Isaac and Rebekah, as parents, were not united; they did not love unconditionally! ‘Isaac, who had a taste for wild game, loved Esau.’ There’s the central point of their family dysfunction! Dad ‘loved’ based on his conditions. If Esau brought home the meat, he was loved. There are basically three kinds of love: love if you meet my need; love because you have met my need and love in spite of, requiring nothing from you—God’s kind of love, the love children need from parents. Selfish parenting requires children to constantly prove they’re worthy of our love. Isaac’s was love if—and because—Esau met his needs. But conditional love is like probation. Its temporary approval and earned favouritism leave our children feeling, ‘If I don’t do and be what you want, you’ll reject me.’ It breeds insecurity, inadequacy, anxiety, deceit, depression and self-destructive ideas in children. School reports, looks, gifts and abilities have nothing to do with love. That said, your child’s performance and attitude are likely to improve significantly from knowing they’re loved unconditionally.

SoulFood: Rev 5–9, Mark 14:53–6, 5 Ps 48, Pro 13:2–3

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

Conditional Blessings

‘All these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord.’ Deuteronomy 28:2 NKJV

Many of God’s blessings come with conditions: ‘If you diligently obey the voice of the Lord… all these blessings shall come upon you.’ (Deuteronomy 28:1–2 NKJV) When you put God’s Word into action, you obtain His blessing.

Blind Bartimaeus was begging when Jesus passed by. So he cried out, ‘Lord, that I might receive my sight.’ (Mark 10:51 KJV) He knew God’s blessing wasn’t automatic, but it was within his reach.

In a Peanuts cartoon, Charlie Brown is practising archery. In addition to a bow and arrow, he carries a paintbrush and a bucket of paint. He shoots the arrow towards the target, and wherever it lands he paints a bull’s-eye around it. When Lucy asks Charlie about this, he says, ‘This way I always hit my target!’ Vikki Burke writes: ‘This is the way some Christians live… wherever the arrows of life happen to land, they claim was their destination all along. How badly do you want the blessing of God? How committed are you? The desires God placed in your spirit and the goals He set in His Word won’t be fulfilled automatically, but they’re attainable.’

She also says: First: you must build a strong foundation by becoming established in God’s Word. Second: expect to increase one step at a time. Paul says, ‘Walk in the steps of… faith.’ (Romans 4:12 NKJV) Results won’t appear overnight, but they will come and you’ll see the rewards of your diligence. Third: aim high, expect God’s best, and be willing to give Him your best. Peter says, ‘Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue… knowledge… self-control… perseverance… godliness… brotherly kindness… and… love.’ (2 Peter 1:5–7 NKJV)

SoulFood: Deut 8–10, Luke 10:1–12, Ps 78:9–16, Pr 16:25

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

Losers See Failure; Winners See Beyond It!

‘Let your eyes look straight ahead…’ Proverbs 4:25 NKJV

Behind every success story you’ll find sacrifices made to fulfil a dream, principles that govern lives in public and in private, the ability to turn a single victory into a system of success, and finally a relentless quest for personal growth. One Bible teacher writes, ‘As a boy I loved to watch the older men play draughts. One day one of them invited me to play. At first it looked easy. I captured one, then another of his draughts. Then suddenly he took one draught and hopped across the board yelling, “King me!” With that king he proceeded to wipe me off the board. That day I learned about long-range vision. Nobody minds losing a few draughts as long as they’re headed for king territory!’

What sustained Moses in the wilderness? His vision! ‘…He persevered because he saw Him who is invisible.’ (Hebrews 11:27 NIV) A God-given vision will keep you going when nothing else will. The Bible says, ‘Let your eyes look straight ahead… Ponder the path of your feet… Do not turn to the right or the left…’ (Proverbs 4:25–27 NKJV) What do you see in your future? You’ll never grab hold of it until you see it! So, write down your vision and the reason you want to fulfil it, and what you’re willing to go through to make it happen. Then write down every challenge you can think of that you’ll have to overcome in order to pursue it. Do that, and you’ll be prepared for much of what comes your way. The difference between winners and losers is in how they view failure. Losers let failure stop them; winners see beyond it!

SoulFood: Ecc 1–4, Matt 15:29–39, Ps 33:1–12, Pro 5:7–14

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

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

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

Families in Vanua Levu (Fiji) affected by cyclone YASA received The Word for Today.

The Word for Today was distributed with food rations with the help of one of UCB Fiji’s committee members (Amani Waqetia) who heads the response effort of OLA FOU Fiji in Vanua Levu. The families who received them were very appreciative especially after being devastated by the Cat 5 cyclone which left many of them without food and shelter. In the midst of such a devastating experience, their hope lies not only in the relief items but more-so with God and the encouragement that comes with the stories of hope in The Word for Today. More than 100 copies of the The Word for Today were given to people in Cyclone and flood affected areas of Vanua Levu.

In Suva, a Methodist church minister distributed 2 cartons of the devotional to his congregation. Before that, 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.

Feedback I received is that some families are now using The Word for Today as their guide during the daily family devotion and is very simple and easy to understand.

Our friends who were recipients of the The Word for Today in Vanua Levu said that the booklet has given them a sense of hope and courage reading God’s Word in the most difficult time of their life after the hardship faced and the devastation cost by TC Yasa where they seem to have lost everything.

Please continue to pray for our nation, its leaders and the many people affected by the natural disaster.

Thank you and kind regards.

Tomu
Fiji

Sharing The Word for Today in Nepal

Jaimashi

I am a regular reader of ‘The Word for Today‘.

This devotion book is very interesting for people like us. Its simplicity is the major part which attracts more people towards it. I have started reading this book for the last few years from that day I never missed it. I am very much blessed to read 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 members to grow more and more towards his presence. We are thankful for this ministry family.

Harka
Khotang, Eastern Nepal

Reaching Nepalese with Facebook

Jaimashi

I’m regularly hearing The Word for Today from Facebook. I am really blessed that it covers up very practical everyday issues from a Biblical perspective. It is very simple and easy to understand so I am using this book in my ministry as well to encourage believers.

The day I started hearing that I was really blessed like it has been now daily routine to start my day from God Words. It also helps me to share God’s Word when I’m preaching and it also helps me to encourage my selves. I’m grateful to the team MOH Nepal who just doing great works.

Again, Thank Message of Hope Nepal who always helped me in my spiritual journey.

Junu
Rolpa, Nepal

Received as a Gift

In this lockdown, I received this book from one of my brother.

I was searching for this type of book for a long time I am so happy when I found this book. This daily devotional book helps me to know more about the lord and reflect on myself. It is written in a very simple way so this is very easy for me to understand. I am so blessed by this book.

Thank you so much Message of Hope Nepal team for this wonderful devotional book. I pray to God to continue this type of ministry all over the nation.

Sajan Lama
Hetuda’s Pabitra Church, Nepal

Delivered from Evil Spirit’s Oppression

Mrs Augusta lives in the village of Deleso, in the District of Ermera.

In November 2020 her oldest son Álvaro contacted Radio Voz during our daily Morning Prayer program, requesting prayers for his mother who have been evil spirit oppressed for a couple of years already. She even got lost in the jungle, and even though the family looked for her, they were not able to find her for three months. The situation became much worse during the full moon season.

In addition to that, the people in the village started to see her as the one who attracts all kinds of evils to the whole community in the village, and they started to persecute the family. Even in the school, when a student got sick or had an accident, the students blamed the two daughters who were also students at that school. The family was facing a really difficult time.

The oldest son Álvaro decided to bring his mother to the capital Dili. It was when he contacted Radio Voz early in the morning asking for help in prayer. We prayed for her and for the safety of the entire family. Some days later he came to meet with the Radio Voz team because the family situation was unbearable.

We prayed together and ministered the Word of God to him and demanded from him that he should bring his entire family to Christ, in order for the entire family to get delivered. The next Thursday evening service he brought his mother to the church to receive prayers. After that day on she got completely free from the evil spirits oppression, and until now, four months later, there have been no more manifestations of oppression in her life, even during full moon season.

Then Álvaro brought his brother and the two teenage sisters who all accepted Jesus, and were baptized in the first Saturday of February.

They are all attending every service in the church, happy for what the Lord had done in their family. Now, for safety reason, only the father remained in the village, to take care of the house and land, while the mother and the two sons are in Dili, and the two girls in Aileu, living in our church there.

Timor-Leste

Wonderful ministry in Timor-Leste

Pastor Elienae writes:

Happy Family in Timor-Leste

“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

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, as she says in this video.

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.