Less than 18,000 people call the tropical paradise of 15 little islands that together make up the Cook Islands ‘home’. Rarotonga, the largest island, contains the capital city Avarua, and is also the home to UCB Cook Islands.

Ministry Aims

UCB Cook Islands was only established in October 2017 so their LIFE FM ministry is very much still in its infancy. But more than just radio, UCB Cook Islands also aims to promote and develop music, performing arts, literature and publications, visual arts, film, video, television, internet and digital media, and community arts.

These are lofty aims for a young ministry. But by working together they will all be achieved.

The Word for Today

We are excited that The Word for Today daily devotional is now available in the Cook Islands. You can get a copy of this special 12 month edition by contacting one of our team. 

Radio

Unfortunately our radio station isn’t on air due to problems with corrosion wrecking our antenna – something we are working hard to rectify. Also we have a shipping container in the process of being re-purposed to form our future studios. Windows have been installed but it still needs air conditioning and to be moved onto the foundations that have been prepared.

The Cook Islands team are on the verge of being able to begin full time broadcasting – so please pray for our leadership and workers as they push through to establishing a thriving ministry.

Meet our UCB Cook Islands team

We have a Board who are passionate about getting the ministry established but so far we’re not much more than a laptop computer and a transmitter.

But as we know from Scripture…

 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin… Zechariah 4:10 NLT

 

 

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Latest News

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...

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

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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

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A Life Changed…

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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Patrick from Angoram

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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...

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...