Every day, the lives of average Australians are changed through the fantastic work of Vision. Our dream is to deliver trusted Christian media to every Australian to help them discover faith and hope.

  • Jason
  • Fiona & Drew
  • Hazel
  • Kerry
  • Liz
  • Kevin & Anne

Jason

Jason knows first-hand from his work as a chaplain and an age-and-disability worker how important the message of Jesus is. His infectious enthusiasm for Vision as a medium of spreading the Gospel shines through as he talks.

Jason knows first-hand from his work as a chaplain and an age-and-disability worker how important the message of Jesus is. His infectious enthusiasm for Vision as a medium of spreading the Gospel shines through as he talks.

‘What I love about Vision radio is its Christ-content,’ he says. ‘It’s so saturated with the things of faith that it’s like the Gospel is going out even in the ad breaks!’

Jason has been the driving force behind two stations in the Vision Radio Network: Kooralbyn and Palen Creek, both on 88.0 FM. ‘I come across such isolated people in my work. Some people, even though they are Christians, haven’t been able to get to church for years. Take Kooralbyn, for instance. It’s like a little town in a crater, half an hour from the nearest big shops. So hard for some of the elderly to join a Bible study or get out for a Sunday service.’

His passion to see these lonely people linked up to fellow believers has led him to knock on farmers’ doors, asking whether they’d consider allowing their property to be the site of a Christian radio station. And the thrill has been to see the Lord open people’s hearts and receive a ‘yes’ in answer.

‘Nan and Pop host the Vision relay station in Beaudesert,’ he says. ‘They’ve been doing that now for 18 years and they’re still going. We tune in there every time we’re up that way. It’s only in looking back that I realise what a big impact Vision had on my life growing up.’

That broadcast site in Beaudesert is actually Vision’s very first station, still going strong. Nearly 700 stations later, it’s a delight to see that faithful legacy flow down to the present with a transmitter in Palen Creek, the location of a low security correctional centre.

‘People need the Word of God.’ Jason’s words are worth repeating.

Thank you for being an instrument of God’s grace to see that need filled. Your faithfulness and generosity has meant that the Word of God has impacted listeners to Vision’s 700+ relay stations, to the on-line Vision180 stream, to the hundreds of thousands of devotional readers and to all those people who request prayer in a time of crisis.

Like Jason’s Nan and Pop, may you be blessed to see a younger generation rising up because of your impact on them.

Fiona & Drew

‘We are part of a small church in a small country town―sometimes it seems like we're just a small remnant. Vision radio has helped us realise we are actually part of a large family…’

We are part of a small church in a small country town―sometimes it seems like we’re just a small remnant. Vision radio has helped us realise we are actually part of a large family and that real, heartfelt, Bible-based Christianity is not just alive but flourishing across Australia. We fly Vision‘s banner proudly in our church.

Vision‘s ministry has impacted me so much that I have become an advocate in my home town. I pray that God will move mightily over my town and especially our high school―which has just about been brought to its knees after many years of paedophilia, drugs, violence and bullying. Many people say that our town is a write-off but I believe that God can make something truly beautiful of this mess. I could never hope to reach the 4000 people here on my own―but with Vision… just watch this space!

Thank you for your partnership and support! Not only are you reaching out to communities like Drew and Fiona’s, you’re strengthening and encouraging so many people who are isolated because of where they live, the nature of their job or just simply the frailty of age or illness.

Hazel

It had been almost seven years since the last Vision station was installed in the Northern Territory when Hazel found out that aboriginal communities across Australia were getting Christian radio. ‘And then I found out it was going to cost $5000 and I said, “Ah, forget it!”’

It had been almost seven years since the last Vision station was installed in the Northern Territory when Hazel found out that aboriginal communities across Australia were getting Christian radio. She thought how wonderful that would be for the people of Lake Nash on the remote Barkly Tableland where she’d previously lived for twenty years.

‘And then I found out it was going to cost $5000 and I said, “Ah, forget it!”’

That seemed to be the end of it. But God intervened. ‘The Lord overruled in that area,’ Hazel says. ‘Fantastic!’

Lake Nash eventually became Vision’s 700th installation nationwide. In the Big Wet of summer, the only way in or out of this area is by helicopter. Flooding rivers cut off the Top End, making this remote community inaccessible by road, sometimes for weeks at a time.

About 420 locals live in Alpurrurulam township, near Lake Nash, and over 90% of them belong to the Alyawarre people. Hazel, now in Mt Isa, has been the driving force behind this project and has worked with local church leaders to see this station installed.

A huge thank you not just to Hazel but to all our supporters! It’s your faithfulness and generosity which has made this continued expansion possible. Since tiny beginnings in the Queensland country town of Beaudesert in 1999, Vision radio has covered the airwaves from coast to coast. All because ordinary Aussies want to reach their neighbours.

And just as the Big Wet radically transforms the dry, dusty Barkly Tableland into lush, springy grassland, we pray that the coming of Vision to these new communities will change their spiritual landscape in a dramatic way.

As Moses prayed: ‘Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.’ (Deuteronomy 32:2NIV)

Kerry

When you talk to Kerry you quickly discover she is a woman with a heart for God and an ear for His voice. Kerry knows little about radio but has played a key part in seeing God’s word freely available in her city through Vision.

When you talk to Kerry you quickly discover she is a woman with a heart for God and an ear for His voice. Kerry knows little about radio but has played a key part in seeing God’s word freely available in her city through Vision.

‘When my Mum passed away in 2004, my family were all given some money and I just said to the Lord, “What do you want me to do with it?”… and I felt God prompt me to give $10,000 to Vision.’

That is a significant amount of money. It certainly was for us, and it was for the city of Kalgoorlie. Her donation enabled us to complete the installation of an AM service covering the city and surrounding towns. Interestingly, it was not only an answer to prayer for Vision but also for Kerry.

‘I was praying, “Lord, I don’t have the ability to spread the gospel” but I realised that I actually do [through making this donation]… and then, hearing how it was reaching people in a larger area, and even down in the mines, it was just amazing!’

God continues to lead and direct Kerry. She told us that earlier this year she had the word impact repeating over and over in her mind. ‘The Lord showed me: to have an impact, one must act!’ She went on to say that the letters also remind her: I Must Participate—I must act to have an impact.

I must ACT to have an IMPACT.

Thank you to our many supporters who have acted and who continue to act through prayer and financial gifts, through encouraging friends, family and neighbours to tune in or read one of our devotionals. You’re having an impact not only around Australia but around the world.

Liz

In the small dust-dry towns of outback Queensland, the heartbreak is well-hidden behind rough, tough exteriors. But Liz has found a way to build trust and minister into the quiet desperation experienced in these hard, God-resistant places.

In the small dust-dry towns of outback Queensland, the heartbreak is well-hidden behind rough, tough exteriors. But Liz has found a way to build trust and minister into the quiet desperation experienced in these hard, God-resistant places.

In the remote town of Muttaburra, she sent a hamper to each household and mail run, then followed it up with copies of The Word for Today. This spiritual sustenance for people on isolated stations is greatly appreciated, and has opened up opportunities in other towns. ‘Jericho was another town that opened up last year,’ she reports. ‘There were walls up but they came down with God’s help. Winton’s post mistress is well-known as tough but I’ve been slowly able to build a friendship with her. You’ve got to know the people and know when to push and when to talk about the weather. I’ve got Cloncurry in my sights. There’s a miner’s camp there where the manager is willing to put out copies of The Word for Today on the food table for anyone to take.’

Liz is thrilled with the God-encounters that she’s been part of and the very evident favour she’s been shown. Hardnosed post office managers have been won over and become willing to distribute over 1200 copies (and counting!) of The Word for Today to isolated farms and stricken families. ‘I feel so humbled and so much of a tool in the hands of God,’ Liz says. In one community, she was on-hand and able to minister through deep, meaningful conversations with an entire family where a member had just suicided.

Through the provision of gift cards, helpful books, letters and The Word for Today, Liz is helping break the spiritual drought in these outback communities. Occasionally Liz has a few copies over which she gives to coffee shops or leaves, with permission, in doctors’ surgeries.

There are so many people across our nation in urgent need of the hope only Jesus can provide. YOU can help someone through grief or hardship with the simple gift of The Word for Today! Just one phone call and you can make an eternal difference in so many lives across this nation. Phone 1800 00 777 0 to order bulk copies. Head to vision.org.au/subscribe  (currently https://vision.org.au/the-word-for-today/subscribe-a-friend-to-printed-edition/) to order copies for friends or family.

Kevin & Anne

Starting back in 2009 with just a personal copy of The Word for Today, Kevin Summers and his wife Anne realised it was a devotional with a huge potential for outreach. So they got a few more, and then a few more.

Starting back in 2009 with just a personal copy of The Word for Today, Kevin Summers and his wife Anne realised it was a devotional with a huge potential for outreach. So they got a few more, and then a few more. They began to approach churches and organisations around Hobart and found a ready acceptance in many quarters.

They are now able to distribute more than 280 copies of The Word for Today and Vision180 magazine to churches and chaplains, to the Christian Resource Centre and, because they have a good relationship with the manager of Koorong, to the store in Hobart. Kevin is also able to provide copies of The Word for Today for a table in a men’s shelter.

‘We just want to be available to do the Lord’s work so He can work through us. When He opens doors, we just walk through them.’ Kevin is conscious that his efforts at dropping flyers in letter boxes are not showy or dramatic but he is also aware that nothing we do for God is wasted—and anything can be built on by the Lord.

‘There are 280 youth in Tasmania,’ he says, ‘who are reading Vision180 magazine or listening to the radio who wouldn’t be doing that if they hadn’t heard the message that Vision existed.’

Kevin and Anne have faced many challenges. ‘Everyone has some darker times,’ they’ve said. ‘The messages seem to come through at just the right time. Vision is so helpful to us on our Christian journey. The last five or six years have been tough and the radio has been very encouraging. Going back a few years, it was on all night long.’

Sometimes we might be tempted to think that, compared to others, our contribution is trivial.  But Kevin’s words that nothing we do for God is wasted are encouraging and inspiring. Anything, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, can be built on by the Lord.

Whenever you’re drawn to think like this, remember that the Lord brings us together for His purposes so that, as we labour, He’s the One who builds the firm foundation. Thank you to all of our supporters for your efforts, your prayers, your donations and words of encouragement that help us, together with the Lord as our head, to build a legacy for future generations.