I have some exciting news to share!
Since 1988 we have been working hard together to see God’s Word reach every corner of Australia through media, making it available for free to whoever might listen, read or watch. Because of faithful people like you, Vision has grown to become a beacon of hope and truth, reaching more and more people all across Australia each year. Recently we’ve expanded further into almost 60 new regional towns. We’ve launched Hobart 104.3FM and taken big steps forward in our ability to reach people online.
I am thrilled to let you know that we now have an opportunity before us to bring Vision Christian Radio and V180 Radio to the city of Brisbane via DAB+ Digital.
First Hobart, now Brisbane! We have been praying for a long time about Brisbane, and over the years have tried to secure effective broadcast opportunities. But a citywide service has not been possible – until now, thanks to our successful negotiations of a lease of DAB+ bandwidth.
This also marks the start of a new era for Vision as we step into the world of digital broadcast radio for the very first time. DAB+ has been available in Australia for about 15 years, and has become a common way people listen to radio in big cities and some regional areas. This will continue to grow considering DAB+ is now a standard feature in most new cars.
This exciting development to bring both of Vision’s radio channels to Brisbane comes with an initial four month trial period, but we want to be there for the long haul!
Can you help secure Vision Brisbane DAB+ by partnering with us in this latest endeavour? As in the past, we believe God will enable this next faith step through people like you.
We are believing for an extra $1 million over the next few months, over and above our usual operating needs (this will be the minimum long-term outlay for this project – and securing these funds will give us the confidence we need to go ahead with a long-term lease).
We understand $1 million is a big amount – but we have a big God! On top of that, we know that big things happen when we work together. Our only request is that you would ask God about the part He might have you play in securing this gospel opportunity in Australia’s third-largest city.
Let’s shine together!
Have you noticed that when you shine a light, darkness is cancelled out? As Jesus said;
“No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” Matthew 5:15-16 (NLT)
One little light on its own can do good, but thousands of them together are far more powerful! Just think of a city at night – thousands of little lights visible for hundreds of miles. That’s a picture of us, shining in the darkness all together … wow! At times, I’ve stood on Mt Coot-tha overlooking Brisbane and have asked God for an opportunity in the city, and now it has come.
Vision is 100% committed to sharing the Gospel, even when it’s unpopular with some. I pray that you will be, also.
It is so encouraging to know that none of us are alone in this mission. Thank you for your encouragement, prayers and financial support. It is such a wonderful privilege to partner together to share the Gospel in Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
PS You can learn more about the Brisbane DAB+ opportunity at vision.org.au/dab. There is also a great story about the cross of Christ and it’s application of forgiveness and reconciliation which has been transforming indigenous communities in central Australia for many years. To celebrate the offical launch of the ‘forgiveness cross’ and it’s ongoing significance Vision radio will be broadcasting live from there on Easter Sunday.