Vision radio stations continue to be set up in communities all over Australia. These stations transmit life giving music and words 24/7 to empower Aussies to live victoriously each day.
Recently a historic milestone was reached as the 600th Vision radio station was installed. This took place in country NSW in the town of Dubbo. So now people in the area can tune into Vision on the frequency of 1629 AM.
Below is a list of 17 Vision stations that have recently gone live and are now transmitting! We want to welcome to all the listeners in these regions around our beautiful land of Australia.
Vision Dubbo 1629 AM
Vision Donnybrook 88.0 FM
Vision Wedderburn 88.0 FM
Vision Yealering 88.0 FM
Vision Taroom 87.6 FM
Vision Deepwater 87.6 FM
Vision Merimbula 87.6 FM
Vision Chidlow 87.6 FM
Vision Camperdown 87.6 FM
Vision Wannanup 87.6 FM
Vision Harvey 88.0 FM
Vision Marysville 87.6 FM
Vision Siesta Park 87.6 FM
Vision Mt Isa 88.0 FM
Vision Kellerberrin 88.0 FM
Vision Springfield Lakes 87.8 FM
Vision Wooroloo 87.8 FM
Perhaps you may be able to help out?
Christian radio licences have already been granted for the following towns and regions. But a suitable transmitter site needs to be found before the final set up can take place.
Coffs Harbour (an AM site)
Kenmore / Chapel Hill
Mackay and surrounding suburbs (8 sites)
What is needed is a suitable building (possibly a house, church or business) where the transmitter can be installed.
I was watching a show on TV today and they mentioned the Lost Boys of Sudan. So I thought that I would do some research and look into who these boys are.
I was shocked and saddened at what I found.
The atrocities of the Second Sudanese Civil War occurred between 1983 and 2005. During these 22 years around 2.5 million people were killed and many millions more were displaced. Terrible things happened during these years that should never have happened. Families were destroyed and lives changed forever.
Also during these difficult and painful years more than 20,000 boys from the African ethnic groups of the Nuer people and the Dinka people in the Sudan joined the ranks “Lost Boys of Sudan“.
This term “Lost Boys of Sudan” was actually a colloquial term that the aid workers used in the refugee camps that were trying to assist these many thousands of boys. The term was based on “the lost boys” from the Peter Pan story.
Many of these boys were very young. Some 7 years olds and even younger, were amongst those who were forced to flee their homes, families and villages, just to survive.
In fact, many of the boys who did flee never knew if their families were killed or still alive. As they saw their villages and communities being attacked and destroyed by the government troops and government-sponsored militias, the boys fled into the thick African bush in order to survive.
The boys then walked for years to find a safe place that they could live. They first travelled thousands of kilometers from the Sudan across the south-eastern part of the Sahara Desert to Ethiopia and then continued on to Kenya.
There were many long days when the lost boys of Sudan had no food to eat or food to drink. Sometimes they found leaves they could eat. Other times they sucked on wet mud to cool their dry throats.
These years were long and hard with many of the boys dying on their journey to find somewhere safe to stop and live. In fact, over half of the lost boys died of starvation, dehydration, attacks by wild animals, diseases and attacks by enemy soldiers.
A resettlement program was initiated in 1999 to allow Lost Boys and Lost Girls of Sudan, who were considered to be orphans, to move to America to live. If these children had been living in family groups then they were not considered to be orphans and hence were not seen as eligible for this resettlement program.
In 2001 the US Government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), allowed approximately 3,800 Lost Boys of Sudan to settle in America. These boys were distributed between around 38 different US cities.
In 2003 a full-length documentary was made that followed two Sudanese refugees as they journeyed from Africa all of the way to America to begin new lives.
It was not easy for the boys once they arrived in the USA. Their exact ages were not known and so the aid workers had to guess their ages.
If they thought that the boys were under 18 years old then they were allowed to go to high school and get an education, but if the boys were considered to be 18 or older then they were not allowed to go to high-school. If judged to be over 18, then they were sent out to get a job.
But getting a job was not easy for these young men as they did not have skills to assist them. So many of these lost boys were forced to get low-paying menial jobs.
To me this is sad. Each of these young boys and men who were brought into America should have received an education so that they then had the opportunity to better themselves and not be stuck for the rest of their lives in menial low-paid work.
It is true that these men, now in their thirties, can sleep at night without fear of enemy soldiers or wild animals killing them, but they should also know that they have a future.
I only hope that the Lost Boys of Sudan who are living in the USA will be able to give a better future to their children.
I also hope that mankind can see the pain that has been caused to so many over the years, such as these innocent young boys, and take a stand to make the world a better place for future generations!
Until next time, Remember to Enjoy Life, Smile at a Stranger and Make a Difference in the World!
Life throws many challenges at us each and every day. Whether the difficulties and obstacles involves finances, relationships, health or other issues, there is not a person or a family that is not impacted in some way by the ups and downs of life.
In order for us to live strong lives, knowing who we and that we can get through any challenge that comes our way we each need to have a support system. This support and encouragement can often come from family and friends, which is great. But there may be times when we need direction or an encouraging word or just to listen to an uplifting program and this is where the Vision radio network comes in.
Many thousands of lives throughout Australia are touched on a daily basis through the many stations that are spread around this amazing country of ours! Currently there are AM and FM stations in every State and Territory of Australia.
Here is a list of the vision stations that have recently come ‘On Air’.
New Vision Radio Stations
As well as these new radio stations there are also towns that are currently waiting for a Vision station to be launched. These are some of the towns around Australia that are so close to having a Vision station opened, but still need to finalize some of the steps.
‘Coming Soon’ Vision Radio Stations
If you have any contacts in these towns or regions then perhaps you may be able to assist with the final steps that need to be fulfilled in order for the Vision station to be opened. Often a building in a certain location is needed to set up the necessary equipment for the people of the area to hear the encouraging words and music that Vision transmits each day.
For more information on the new stations and how you can help, you can go to the UCB (United Christian Broadcasters) website.
As more and more of these cities, towns and rural areas receive the uplifting messages that are broadcast on Vision then lives and families throughout Australia will be touched and strengthened. In this way individuals and families are able to better face the obstacles that may arise and even be an encouragement to those around them.
All around the world today human slavery is still a major problem with girls, boys and young women being taken captive and made to do things that no one should have to do!
Michael Martinez has just written an article for CNN about a young 19 year old woman found with a barcode tattooed onto her wrist in Madrid. This tattoo was forced upon her after she tried to run away from her captors. Along with the barcode tattoo the amount of her debt was also included as part of the tattoo.
An extract of this CNN article can be read below.
(CNN) — A Spanish National Police investigation into two Madrid prostitution rings led to the rescue of a captive 19-year-old woman who was tattooed with a barcode on her wrist after she tried to escape the ring, authorities said Saturday.
The bar code served as a form of identity for the woman and as certificate of “ownership” by one prostitution ring, and beneath the bar code was also tattooed the amount of money she owed the ring, police said.
Held hostage by a pimp, the woman had multiple lesions from being beaten and whipped, and her head and eyebrows were shaven because she tried to flee, police said.
In all, police disbanded two prostitution rings along Madrid’s Montera Street that were operated by two Romanian nationals — an uncle and his nephew — and authorities arrested a total of 22 people, including the two relatives, in Madrid and Getafe, police said.
When the 19-year-old woman tried to escape, the uncle advised the nephew to tie the woman to a radiator and not feed her, police said.
No one, no matter their age, gender or nationality, should have to put up with such disgraceful treatment. It is encouraging to see the authorities stepping in and bringing some justice into these unjust circumstances!
I encourage you to think about what you can do today and this week to make a difference in the world around you and in the lives of others. Perhaps you can support a charity that is working to set people free and to stop human slavery. Or maybe there is someone in your own life who needs to know their value as a human being.
So ponder what you have in your hand that you can use to be a blessing to others and to make this world a better place.