It’s been almost seven years since the last Vision radio station was installed in the Northern Territory.
So we’re thrilled to be able to announce the launch of Vision Lake Nash 88.0 FM.
And it gets better!
Lake Nash is a huge milestone. It’s our 700th station to begin broadcasting nationwide!
We wouldn’t have reached it without YOU!
In the Big Wet of summer, the only way in or out of Lake Nash is by helicopter. Flooding rivers cut off the Top End, making this remote community on the Barkly Tableland inaccessible by road, sometimes for weeks at a time.
About 420 people live in the township of Alpurrurulam, close by Lake Nash, and over 90% of them belong to the local indigenous Alyawarre. Hazel Lauridsen, a missionary based in Mt Isa, has worked with local church elders to see this initiative come to fruition.
Just as the Big Wet radically transforms the dry, dusty tableland into lush, springy grassland, we’re hoping the coming of Vision to Lake Nash will change our spiritual landscape in a dramatic way. This northern heartland has already been flooded by a move of the Holy Spirit bringing revival, so we pray it will be the forefront of a similar move in our nation.
In just 18 years since tiny beginnings in the Queensland country town of Beaudesert, Vision radio has covered the airwaves from coast to coast. It’s been listener-supported the entire time—ordinary Aussies who’ve wanted to reach their neighbours have been the drivers behind this vast expansion of Christian radio.
In the run-up to the 700th station, the last five installations have all been on the 88.0 FM frequency. They’ve ranged in location from suburban city to country and finally to this outback community. Station #696 began broadcasting at Durong in the South Burnett region of QLD, #697 went in at Bulahdelah in the Hunter Valley of NSW, #698 at Cooroy in the Noosa hinterland and #699 came on air in Salisbury, a Brisbane suburb.