Trish from North Lakes in Queensland joined Matt Prater, Greg Newman and Ian Worby for Visionathon to share God’s impact on her life since she accidentally tuned into Vision radio in her car in 2019 after arriving in Brisbane.
‘I put the radio on search, and Vision came up. I felt that was a real God moment for me, that I found a true Christian radio station. I’ve listened to other radio stations before that are a bit of a mix of Christian and secular,’ said Trish. ‘I loved that Vision was just totally focused on Jesus. It doesn’t matter what time of the day or night that you listen. There is great preaching or an uplifting song or a good segment or talkback.’
Trish finds that daily listening has greatly helped her journey, and she wants that for other people. She believes there’s a desperate need to shine the light in the darkness during these unsettling times.
‘My hope and my prayer is that people find Vision by accident like I did when they’re not even searching for it. And I think the expansion down into Sydney and Melbourne with DAB+ is a huge thing. DAB+ allows me to listen in my car now with much more clarity than it did before. So, I really felt that the Lord placed on my heart that this was definitely a worthy mission to support,’ said Trish, who is an Extra Mile Partner but felt called to double her donation for Visionathon.
Prior to listening to Vision, Trish was lukewarm in her faith.
‘I had a fairly full on conversion experience in my twenties, but I fell away. I never stopped believing, but I wasn’t walking closely with the Lord at all. That changed in 2018 when God, in His great mercy, laid hold my heart. I then made the decision that I really wanted to be all in or not at all. So that’s been my pursuit,’ said Trish.’
Trish appreciates the great resources Vision offers, free of charge, to grow people’s faith and help them look to God daily. The Bible teaching resources and excellent preachers are a huge source of encouragement to her.
‘Even on the days when things might be a bit of a struggle, Vision is always there. There’s always someone cheery on the radio waves to lift you up and remind you of your purpose in life. It’s been a really great thing for me. I’m very appreciative of Vision.’
A generous Vision partner has offered to pay for copies of the new Plain English Version of the Bible, distributed through Bible League, to be given to support the work of Indigenous evangelists in Australia. Each person who donates, whether $10 or $10,000, will be putting a Bible into the hands of an Indigenous Australian.
Visionathon happens just twice a year, with donations covering 90% of Vision’s annual costs. The donations that come through are from everyday people like you who know the power of sharing the good news of God across Australia. We hope the Holy Spirit stirs you to support us by making your tax-deductible donation right now, or even go the extra mile and become a monthly giver.
You can respond now 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.
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