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Laef 102.5 FM Ambym is now on air.
Do you have friends or family living on the north side of Ambrym island? Make sure you tell them to try tuning to 102.5 FM to enjoy our all new Laef FM station.
Most phones have a built-in FM radio. You just need to connect a set of headphones to your phones to be able to listen in. The headphones cable works as the antenna to help you listen to the station.
Just search your phone for ‘FM’.
Recently UCB Asia Pacific’s Project’s Manager, Grant Kennedy, was interviewed in Australia on Vision Christian Radio’s 20Twenty program about UCB’s work in the pacific.
Listen as he and Vision’s Andrew McLennan talk about what is happening here in Vanuatu and in our neighbouring countries.
UCB Asia Pacific is our partner and helps Laef FM with a lot of what we do, including organising the design and printing of our devotional book The Word for Today.
102.5 FM is the new place for great Christian music!
We are excited to announce the launch of Laef FM in our nation’s capital.
The station was switched on on the 9th August, and although its on air we are planning to hold a celebration and dedication event so stay tuned.
We’re not done yet, not by a long way. We have plans to get stations on air in Lenekal, Luganville and Ambrym as soon as we can.
So please pray with us for the impact of these stations and we hope you are enjoying Vanuatu’s newest radio station.
We are working on bringing on air a brand new radio station for the people of Ambym. This station will be our loved Laef FM format with some special local language programs added in.
Our hope is to be able to get the station on air midway through 2022 – so please join us in praying for success.
Over the coming weeks and months we will refine and develop the program, while at the same time we are placing an order for the needed broadcast equipment.
Pastor Jeff Vines shares his perspective on what it’s like to preach to an empty auditorium, while reminding us that it’s now more important than ever to continue meeting, even if we have to find new ways of doing it.
For the first time in modern history, many Pastors around the world are finding themselves in the position of having to preach to an empty auditorium. What does it feel like to have no crowd?
“A huge part of the art of communication is reading your audience”, says Jeff. “You often allow them to help you decide what direction to take, and particularly to know if your jokes are going over well!”
While an empty auditorium is not ideal, Jeff points out that in a crisis, more people than ever are turning to the church for answers.
“Suffering and illness is not something any of us ever want to see”, continues Jeff. “But we can use these tragedies to teach people to pray, and to point as many people to God as possible.”
Jeff believes it is often seasons of suffering that wakes people up to what really matters. When we are living a life of affluence and peace, it’s very easy to become spiritually lazy. This is the time for the church to lead, and we all need to work together as best we can to defeat this disease.
“We need to find ways of caring for each other, without spreading this disease”, Jeff says. “When our church meets together online, there are 20,000 people coming together at once. We must be good citizens and save lives.”
But Jeff also believes God inspires the church to be ready for what’s coming. God is always preparing the way for the gospel to go out, regardless of the political or social events that are happening around us.
“God does not promise us protection, even when what we are doing is honest and true. People have always been persecuted for the sake of the Gospel”, Jeff continues. “We should come together whenever and however we can, whether it be in a small group, a life group or in our homes watching. But we must continue to honour the sacrifice that Jesus made for us all.”
But Jeff reminds us, there is no guaranteed protection against suffering for doing the right thing. However, he believes we all have a responsibility to do it anyway.
Jeff Vines is heard weekdays on Laef FM
Vanuatu’s special 12 month edition of The Word for Today is now available!
New for 2020, this 200 page book is now being distributed through churches and other outlets. There are a limited number of copies available so make sure you get in touch so you don’t miss out.
What does it cost?
All the costs are being covered by your donations, so what you contribute is up to you. We don’t charge for it because the price shouldn’t be a barrier for anyone to receive the Good News of the Gospel. After all Jesus said “Freely you have received, freely give”. Matthew 10:8 NIV
Your generous donation today will enable us to grow this valuable ministry all across Vanuatu so more and more people can be blessed by reading (and hearing) God’s Word.
December 2018 was an important month as UCB Asia Pacific signed a fresh new agreement with the Vanuatu Christian Council to form an all new ministry – UCB Vanuatu. This was the first important step in our mission to provide trusted Christian Media to everyone who calls Vanuatu ‘home’.
We aim to provide Christian radio through Laef FM as well as Vanuatu’s own edition of the very popular daily devotional The Word for Today.
We need your help, through your prayers and practical support, if we are to see this mission bear fruit for God’s Kingdom.
‘Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.’ Luke 22:31-32 NIV
When Jesus told Peter, “Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat,” it raises the question in our minds, Lord, did you have to say yes? A good sifting brings glory to God, such as when Job continued to praise his Maker when things seemed lost and even his wife was telling him to give up on God. It probes your weaknesses. Where you’re still thinking, ‘I can,’ a good, swift sift will push you to say, ‘I can’t, but God can.’ It allows God to scrape away the distractions that could hinder you from fulfilling His purpose in your life. Peter’s sifting would scrape away all his stomp-and-snort bluster, revealing a heart that’s teachable and willing to welcome Cornelius and his Gentile clan into the family of God. Notice, Jesus didn’t say, ‘Get ready for a whirlwind of hurt, Peter. I know you’re going to let Me down!’ Instead, He pointed to the future. Peter would survive the sifting; he would return humbled but stronger and with a purpose to strengthen his brothers and sisters. The Lord said yes to the sifting to transform Peter from a leader who serves to a servant who leads. And that’s a significant shift from the thinking of men to the thinking of God. You may have days when you wonder if God is letting Satan sift you. You can take a God-view of it, knowing He is always in control. Remember, ‘“greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world’ (1 John 4:4 KJV).
SoulFood: 1 Kings 3-5, Matt 15:15-39, Ps 33:13-22, Pro 5:15-20
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright ©