Written by Sonia Ray
John Molhoek from Ipswich, Queensland, is part of Vision’s 35-year history of helping other radio stations get set up in the nineties. John shares how Vision has helped him take the Gospel to the community through the decades.
‘It started back during COVID because we weren’t allowed to go to church because we might kill each other with this horrible virus. But the local market had started up again in Ipswich at the showgrounds. Three thousand people turned up on Sunday morning,’ said John. ‘So, I went there one morning and thought, “Why aren’t we here?” And with the help of our community man shed, I set up a stall.’
John rang Vision and requested resources and literature that he could promote. He received banners and gift bags and was able to bless the local community people with the materials from Vision.
John continues to have a stall there and hands out The Word For Today, the V180 and is an avid advocate for Vision in the community. John feels very blessed by Vision and has donated generously to Visionathon.
‘I really enjoy it. I mean, what turns me on most about Vision not only the spread that it has, but it’s available 24/7,’ said John.
When John was a pastor in Grafton, he got quite involved with the radio station and ended up being on the Board and being a breakfast announcer for five years.
‘The good thing about it was that we were on the air with the Gospel every day, seven days a week in Grafton, in our local community, which was probably all in terms of at least spreading the Word more than what most churches can do on a Sunday morning. I love Vision,’ said John.
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.