‘Now to the One who can do infinitely more than all we can ask or imagine according to the power that is working among us—to Him be glory in the church and in the Messiah Jesus to all generations, forever and ever! Amen.’
Apostle Paul to the believers in Ephesus
Ephesians 3:20–21 ISV
These past few months this Scripture has become more real, not only because we serve an awesome God, but because you stepped out in faith and trust. You showed your confidence in the vision and mission our Heavenly Father gave us as our mandate for this nation—to reach and equip Australians with the hope of the Gospel.
Today we have nearly 700 radio services reaching into the big cities and regional centres as well as remote and isolated communities where many people are doing it tough.
You are enabling God’s love and care to reach our brothers and sisters in their time of need.
One thing is clear—we must continue responding to the Great Commission and strengthen, disciple and affirm our fellow believers!
To deliver our promise of trusted Christian media for EVERY Australian we need to develop new media-rich content that inspires and equips AND reaches unreached places.
While the world was busy turning itself upside down with political unrest and uncertainty we were faced with a daunting financial challenge. Internationally there were terrorist attacks. Closer to home, the traditional (Biblical) definition of marriage is under threat along with our right to hold these values and exercise freedom of speech, without being labelled haters and bigots.
But, in the midst of all of this uncertainty, you rallied with your prayers and support. As we continued to be an uncompromising voice to the nation, pointing to the reality of Jesus and His truth, you gave. Even when we initially fell short of the goal, your encouragement allowed us to regroup, and believe ‘God REALLY was on the Move’. We not only reached our goal, but the Lord poured out extra blessing enabling us to start this new financial year in a stronger position than ever before.
We THANK YOU for contributing to this victory and ask you to join us in giving all glory and praise to our Father who supplies all our needs.
As you read the amazing testimonies in this edition of Vision Today, I hope you will receive confirmation that this is indeed good and fruitful soil to sow your gifts and offerings. Together we will indeed see a great harvest, if we do not give up.
My prayer for you and your family was also penned by the Apostle Paul—this time to the church in Corinth after they gave beyond what they thought possible:
‘And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.’
2 Corinthians 9:8 BSB
In the Strong and Mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, our soon coming King.
Regional Director – Australia, Asia Pacific
PS Please continue to pray for wisdom and courage for our team in this rapidly changing geopolitical landscape as potentially difficult times lie ahead for us because of the stand we take.
For nearly 25 years Ian Worby has been passionately pioneering and pursuing one dream - Trusted Christian Media for Every Australian.
Ian has been married to Mandy for over 32 years. They have three grown sons, Luke, Steven and Michael, two of whom are married and they have 2 grandchildren...so far! 🙂
In the early years Ian was a ships captain before he helped establish Radio Rhema in his old home town of Port Macquarie in NSW. He later moved his family to Brisbane to help further grow and strengthen UCB Australia (now Vision Christian Media) in the role of CEO.
Today Ian works as Regional Director of Vision Christian Media, with a special focus on bringing trusted Christian media not just to Aussies, but to all people in the Asia Pacific region.
So far UCB has established media ministries in PNG, Bougainville, Vanuatu, Nepal, the Cook Islands, Thailand, the Pacific Islands, East Timor, Philippines, Thailand and the Solomon Islands.