Jessica from Moruya, NSW, first became a fan of Vision 12 months ago after her parents introduced her to it. As a sole parent herself, she values the solid teaching it provides, especially for her kids. Her 9-year-old son even donated his pocket money to the last Visionathon.
‘The last Visionathon, my son was so excited to hear about DAB coming to Brisbane,’ says Jessica. ‘Even though I explained that he wouldn’t be able to hear it from where we are, he was adamant that it was important.’
Jessica negotiated with her son how much he could take out of his bank account to donate, and they decided on the amount of $200. ‘And he got to hear his name on the radio, which was a really beautiful buzz for him. This time he said, can I empty my bank account but pray about it for a bit longer?’
Jessica supports Vision by embracing the importance of stewardship of God’s gifts, a principle she has heard taught by Alex Cook on 20Twenty. She loves to stream Vision on the internet while she’s at work, and has it on in the car at every opportunity.
‘It really consolidates and embraces what I already know,’ says Jessica. ‘When the truth is spoken about being of Godly character and how to raise your children, it’s just worth listening to. You’ve got Vision in your corner, coming into battle with you. I’m going to stand firm on that.’
Jessica believes that it’s not a question of whether she will give to Visionathon, but how much. ‘In the Bible it talks about giving so that your right hand and your left hand don’t know what the other one is doing. So just be free with that and the blessings come.’
Even if it’s only $5, Jessica believes that everyone can give something. ‘Maybe it’s that one coffee you’re not going to have this month,’ she says. ‘I think it’s important. Can you give just five dollars?’
Wouldn’t you love to be part of reaching people all over Australia with the life-changing message of Jesus? The seed you sow by donating to Visionathon will enable Vision to continue to install radio stations and take up opportunities like DAB+ Digital Radio in Sydney and Melbourne.
For every person who responds with a gift, a generous partner will provide a Plain English Version of the Bible, distributed through Bible League, to support the work of Indigenous evangelists in Australia. Your contribution to Visionathon ensures a copy of this new translation ultimately ends up in the hands of an Indigenous person in Australia.
You can respond right now with your tax-deductible donation on the phone at 1800 316 316, at vision.org.au or in the free Vision Christian Media app. You’ll be helping people look to God daily as we believe and work together.