One man who left an enduring heritage is John Flynn, featured on our $20 banknote. From small beginnings, the Australian Inland Mission under this visionary pioneer changed the face of the Outback. The Royal Flying Doctor Service was the culmination of his dream for a ‘Brighter Bush’.
Vision’s mission is to bring true hope to every Australian. And in every Visionathon, we here so many stories of lives changed and impacted by God working through us. We know there are countless stories which we won’t get to hear, but those people who do call us remind us that we are making a real difference every day.
Peter was once an alcoholic and a criminal, living what he calls ‘a purposeless life’. But a visit to his parents’ church began a miraculous transformation. Now he’s a travelling evangelist, bringing hope to the outback on his motorcycle.
So what is an apologist? Pastor Vines explained that the word sprung from the Greek term apologia, which means to give a defence with love.
‘My passion is for people who are far from God, who are skeptical, who are even antagonistic.’
Gourmet food distributor and boxing trainer Don Fakhry found that out for himself more than 20 years ago. Now he spends every spare moment helping the broken find hope.
Waves of enthusiasm are sweeping across the South Pacific as many of our island neighbours prepare for new ways of local outreach. Bougainville In PNG, local teens have been so eager to reach their peers through radio that they've approached UCB Bougainville for training even before the application for a new youth station was approved. [...]
Bundaberg from the air Imagine waiting 30 years for your prayers to be answered! For many of us, patience is not our best quality. Our ‘on demand’ culture expects God to act, and in the next thirty seconds! But doing great things for God rarely happens that quickly. Jesus waited 30 years before beginning His [...]
At almost one-quarter the length of a footy field, it’s pretty hard not to notice when one of David Sweeny’s trucks pulls up alongside you. You might say Dave’s got a very big Vision to change lives all over Australia! Dave is ecstatic about the fact he’s been able to use his everyday business to [...]
4000 copies or 40% of Nepal’s fourth edition of The Word for Today were destroyed in 2015 earthquake. Distribution of the fifth edition was made more difficult by politics and an embargo from a neighbouring country. Only 7000 copies were able to be printed and distributed. Despite crisis and difficulty, Message of Hope (Nepal’s equivalent [...]
SBS's Struggle Street is wrong! There is real hope in Blacktown! Of the twenty suburbs in Ward 5 of Blacktown City Council, fourteen are dominated by public housing. Blocks of units are set aside for prisoners when they first get out of jail. Local councillor Jacqueline Donaldson admits: ‘They are pretty bleak places. But if the [...]
Understanding the Armour of God ‘Having taken up the shield of faith... you will be able to put out all the flaming arrows of the evil one.’ Ephesians 6:16 ISV The Roman shield was typically curved laminate wood strips, covered with leather and designed to protect the warrior from arrows and javelins. If it had [...]
What an incredible outpouring of love! Last year, Vision and Bible League held a special appeal to raise enough money to put the Word of God into the hands of 5000 prisoners in Aussie correctional centres. But wow! We raised enough to send packages to over 7104 inmates (and still counting!) Thank you for your generosity, grace [...]
Building a Caring Community in the Remote North ‘My wife and I were only talking this morning about Vision180 (Formerly Word4U2day), where it quotes Acts 4:34 and how the early Christians shared everything. She said to me: “Wow! That’s so very aboriginal, isn’t it?”’ Jamie Weidinger is a school chaplain in Normanton, a small remote [...]
Vision's Regional Director for Australia and Asia/Pacific Ian Worby and Rise and Shine co-host Andrew "Robbo" Robinson have been in Tasmania meeting local supporters and broadcasting live into Vision's breakfast show. They kicked off their tour visiting churches, local supporters and listeners arriving just on sunset in Devonport in time to see the Spirit of Tasmania before she left for Melbourne. Meet [...]
Vision Christian Prayer are seeking people to join their team of Phone Prayer Volunteers. Volunteers will need to have a heart for prayer; an ability to listen and a caring heart. The Prayerline is not a counselling or advice service, it is about praying to God and asking for His help or even saying thank [...]
AirNZ flight to Rarotonga We travelled to Rarotonga - the Cook Islands - to conduct test broadcasts for a new Christian station in the island nation's capital. The airport is right on the beach with majestic rugged razor back mountains in the background, but it is a beautiful island. On our second day we went [...]
Green slime. Green balloons. Green streamers. Green jellybeans. Thank you to all our supporters! The Vision180 launch (with all its green fun on November 19) and the encouragement of our listeners has meant so much as we seek to set a God-honouring direction for Australia's first national 100% Christian youth station. Please pray for this [...]
Radio Laufau in Samoa God is moving in the islands with the relaunch of a youth station in Samoa. It's been a big day here in Apia, Samoa visiting the leadership and team at the YFC christian youth station Radio Laufou (new life) 91.5 FM They have a studio and office on the water front and [...]
We're excited to celebrate another new Christian radio service on air in the remote Gulf Province of PNG...thank you Lord! We just received this photo of Laif FM Kikori being installed in the remote Gulf province of PNG in June... Thanks to all our friends and partners. The Gulf province is in the south of [...]
I am very happy and feeling accomplished with us putting on a new Christian Youth radio station in Munda , western Province Solomon Islands. Walking and driving around talking to the locals they are also excited about it too. We've had a very productive time meeting local church leaders and bible translators, as well as speaking at [...]