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Reaching Youth for God with V180

by | Fri, Nov 18 2022

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Boyd, from Bunbury, WA, has been teaching for about 20 years. A challenge from his pastor to read his Bible started a chain reaction that spilled over into his classroom.

‘In February, my pastor challenged me, and the rest of the congregation, to get back into the Word a bit more. I took the challenge and thought Vision was a good place to start. I got hold of The Word For Today and started pouring over the devotions in there. Then I went straight on with the Soul Food Bible verses to read through the Bible in a year,’ said Boyd. ‘I’ve been a Christian for 20 years or so, but I never actually read the Bible from beginning to end. I only read bits and pieces here and there. So, it was a great challenge. At the same time as the challenge, I started a role as a teacher and got the opportunity to share the devotions I was reading in The Word For Today with my class, except I used the V180 version more suited for youth. So three times a week, before they started school, we read through the devotions, shared and prayed together. It was fantastic. They are such great resources,’ said Boyd.

V180 is a Hit with the Kids

The V180 magazine has been very popular with youth ministers. It’s written for young people, so it’s easy to understand and relates to what kids are going through.

‘I really love the V180 radio station as well. It’s fantastic and is so relevant for the kids. I have the music blaring as I welcome them into the classroom. They’re starting to get used to some of the songs now, which is great,’ said Boyd.

V180 Radio points the kids to our Creator and is a hit with the kids. More than ever, our kids need to be guided to look to God daily, just as much as adults. Boyd shared why he supports Vision and why he encourages others to do the same.

‘I recommend people check out the V180 resources and listen to the music on V180 radio. Get your own revelation about how good it is, and then transfer that into your classes. Once you’ve found a way to use the resources, give back. That’s what I’ve decided to do. They are such good resources provided to me for free, but I know it costs Vision quite a bit to produce them. You guys need to earn a wage; you need to put the music on the air and print the magazines. So, to help you guys out, I’m giving some money back to say thank you for what you do,’ said Boyd.

There are so many great things coming out of Vision Christian Media, and every little bit helps. So, if you’re a teacher out there and you feel like you could use these resources, you can help by donating right now either by calling 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.