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.

  • Teena
  • Peter and Janet
  • Mohammed
  • Kylie and Mal
  • Aaron

Teena

Teena is a Postie in the country town of Chinchilla. Every day she listens to Vision while she delivers the mail on her bike.

She’s a big fan of ours, right down to leaving the radio on for her dog during the day: ‘Vision is just an awesome channel, it has God’s hands all over it, or it wouldn’t have survived this long!’

God has used the station in a big way in her life, especially in shaping her attitude toward reaching out to her community.

‘God uses us wherever we are,’” Teena says. ‘Every day there’s an opportunity, and as I ride my bike delivering the mail, I pray, asking God how He can use me.’

Vision’s ministry also proved to be a huge support for Teena when she first became a Christian.

‘When I was just a new believer back in 2001, I was put on to Vision radio and The Word for Today and God used them to mature me as a Christian.

‘Since then, there’s been no other radio station. This is it!’

Teena said Vision was essential.

‘It is about connecting faith to life but it’s about more than that. It’s about hope – people knowing that there is hope.

‘We need Australia to be inundated with Vision everywhere!’

Stories like Teena’s keep us going in our dream of sharing Vision with every Australian. We’re capturing the power of media to bring the truth and hope of God’s word to hundreds of thousands of Aussies wherever they are… even while they’re delivering the mail!

Peter and Janet

Both Peter and Janet have been born again Christians for many years but through the years had lost sight of the joy of the Lord in everyday life. But all that changed in 2015 when Vision arrived in town.

Peter and Janet live in the tiny Western Australian town of Wooroloo, just on the outer fringe of Perth.

Both Peter and Janet have been born again Christians for many years but through the years had lost sight of the joy of the Lord in everyday life. But all that changed in 2015 when Vision arrived in town.

‘We heard about Vision last year from my sister in Northam,’ Joy said.

‘I could see what it had done in her life. We couldn’t get reception here in Wooroloo so we rang Vision and enquired about getting a local FM station here.’

Fortunately a licence was available for the town and the wheels were put in motion.

Since Vision arrived, Janet says life hasn’t been the same!

‘It’s given us both a renewed hunger for God’s Word. It’s just been the Holy Spirit bubbling up inside – just falling in love with Jesus all over again.

‘And hearing the guys you have on your programmes, and your announcers, we just feel we’re part of it constantly.

‘Our prayer life has just become a 24-hour thing – when we’re awake!’

Vision’s dream is to deliver trusted Christian media to every Australian – not just the big cities, but also in little places like Wooroloo with 250 residents. Every day, we help hundreds of thousands of Aussies connect their lives and their faith, just like Peter and Janet.

Mohammed

You never know who’s listening. Mohammed is from Western Sydney. One day, he stumbled across Vision Radio.

You never know who’s listening.

Mohammed is from Western Sydney. One day, he stumbled across Vision radio.

‘I was listening to 2GB and Alan Jones. One day, he was talking about politics and I’d had enough and changed the station and ended up on 1611AM (Vision’s Western Sydney frequency).’

In stark contrast to the typical commercial talk radio chatter, what Mohammed heard on Vision literally changed his life.

‘I listened to Dr Youssef that morning, and what he said impacted me and I had a big turnaround in my life.’

‘He was passionately proclaiming the truth – I was searching for this truth for a long time in my life but I couldn’t find it.

‘Then I read John 14:6 where Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life,” and when I looked into it, I turned around my life from A to Z and saw a great impact in my life.’

Prior to this, Mohammed had some involvement with church but had been struggling with what it meant to be a Christian.

‘I had been in the church before, but I did not understand.

‘But God has opened my understanding and the Holy Spirit has spoken to me. The presence of God is so powerful.’

Vision Christian Radio was the catalyst God used to reach Mohammed that day.

Thousands like him ‘stumble across’ Vision every day all over Australia, and they, too, hear the life-giving words of truth and hope found only through Jesus.

When it comes to sharing that truth, Mohammed is pretty fired up!

‘We shouldn’t be just believers, we should be followers of Jesus Christ.

‘I don’t know to express my thanks to the Lord – just saying thanks is not enough.

‘He is amazing and everything’s changed!

‘And every time I meet a Christian, I always go to their car and change the station to Vision and tell them to leave it on this station because then they’re going to grow.”

Vision’s dream is to deliver trusted Christian media to every Australian – in the big smoke of Sydney through to the little towns way out in the back blocks.

Together, we’re capturing the power of media to bring the truth and hope of God’s word to hundreds of thousands of Aussies from all walks of life – just like Mohammed, whose life was radically changed.

Kylie and Mal

Imagine over one-quarter of your town or city losing their job all at once. That happened in Kylie & Mal's town but Vision has been there as a source of strength and hope in the face of massive challenges.

1200 jobs gone in a town of 4000 people. Just think about those numbers for a minute.

That would be a huge loss for any community to face – and it happened to the north-east Arnhem Land town of Nhulunbuy with the announcement of the  closure of the Gove alumina refinery. It hit hard with  lots of families forced to leave and those left behind facing an uncertain future.

Kylie and her husband Mal lived in Nhulunbuy at the time the closure was announced, and described Vision as a lifeline – “We’ve got to move ourselves, but we need to find a job first. Vision’s encouraging and uplifting in these tough times.”

“A couple came up here from Tasmania a while back. The husband was looking for a job and the wife made just one condition – she would only go if there was a Vision station! That’s how much of a difference it makes for people living here. It doesn’t feel so isolated if your family is here and Vision is family for many people.”

Like her Tasmanian friend, having access to a Vision station was high on her list of “must have’s” in looking for a new place to live.

‘Vision is always on in the kitchen and I love listening, even though I usually only get to hear little snippets. Nhulunbuy has been a service centre for the bauxite mine so there are quite a few churches here. Still, even though our fellowship has about 60 people, we don’t have a pastor. So it’s wonderful to have access to all the really great teachers and preachers on Vision.’

In partnership with Vision and Mission Aviation Fellowship, Kylie’s church has made a great impact on the local area, banding together to bring several Vision stations to the indigenous homeland communities in Arnhem Land. In many remote locations of the Top End—communities like Alyangula, Borroloola, Galiwinku, Gapuwiyak, Milingimbi, Numbulwar, Ramingining and Yirrkala—Vision helps isolated Christians access teaching and music so many people from the cities take for granted.

It’s often impossible for such tiny communities to afford the installation of a local radio station but with the help of the Vision family across Australia, we’ve been able to plant and maintain hundreds of these installations.

Vision has continued to broadcast in Nhulunbuy through the shut-down of the mining industry and continues to be a lifeline for those now dealing with its impact. Your partnership with us makes it possible to continue broadcasting in remote places like this, bringing hope and life.

Aaron

We are constantly amazed at the places Vision's ministry reaches. This one is really cool (literally)!

We used to think the tiny Tassie town of Geeveston was as far south as Vision reached in Australia. That’s until we heard from Aaron McKechnie who is literally a stone’s throw from the ‘ends of the earth’. Yes, Aaron is at Casey Station just outside the Antarctic Circle at 66° 17’S 110° 31’E.

Brrr! Local temperatures can fall as low as –34°C and the winds vary from light chilly breezes to full-scale blizzards. Avid Vision listener Aaron McKechnie has worked there as a supply manager in between returning back home to slightly warmer Queensland. He’s also an enthusiastic reader of The Word for Today and takes a copy with him on each expedition.

When he does return home, Aaron always leaves his copy of The Word for Today behind so others will be encouraged. When he’s reading it in the communal rooms, he often gets asked what it is and he takes the opportunity to hand it over so people can read it for themselves. The internet connection at Casey Station is extremely slow, so Aaron records the overnight programmes on Vision and plays them back the next day. When it comes to Sunday worship, it’s the only way he can have fellowship. Yet, to his surprise, he’s occasionally had expedition members come up to him when they hear the music and say, ‘I’m your brother in Christ.’

It’s so thrilling to hear Aaron’s story—not just because it indicates how far Vision reaches across Australia and its territories but because we realise God is using us to fulfil His promise that His word will go out to the ‘ends of the earth’.

We’re always looking to ‘extend our boundaries’, ‘lengthen our cords’ and ‘strengthen our stakes’ (Isaiah 54:2). That’s why we’re not only reaching hundreds of thousands of Australians but we also invest in helping others in Christian media ministry all throughout Asia Pacific too.

Sometimes the dream seems impossible – but we serve a God who makes light work of the impossible. So please pray for us as we seek to deliver trusted Christian media to ensure the name and the praise of God continues to spread to the ‘ends of the earth’.