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Prayer

Your prayers are vital to our ability to reach the unreached with a message of hope. Thank you for praying. For the latest Prayer Partner or information about becoming a Prayer Partner, click here.

Financial Giving

The generosity of people like you enables us to share life-changing good news with people who need to hear it. We are funded almost entirely by supporter donations. To make your donation, click here for online giving, or here for other ways to give.

Staying in Touch

We have an amazing opportunity to bring spiritual and social transformation to millions of lives around the world. In our Voice & Hands newsletter, we often have testimonies and stories from our listeners that we’d love to share with you. If you would like to receive this newsletter, click here.

Opportunities to Serve

We are grateful when people stand with us in our unwavering commitment to reach the unreached in remote and rural communities. If you feel called to serve with us, take a look at our opportunities to serve or call us on 1300 653 853.

 

Light up a Village

When we began our ‘Light up a Village’ project in late 2014 we had no idea that God would exceed our expectations.

The project began with the desire to provide solar panels, LED lights and shortwave radios to unreached people in remote and rural villages throughout the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on India. We still do this and have now reached over 100 villages!  However, we have come to realise that ‘Light up a Village’ is much more and embodies ALL that we do. 

God has given us opportunities to ‘light up’ villages right across the region with the message of His love. Through our media and community development initiatives we continue to find the most effective ways to reach unreached people everywhere and provide them with an opportunity to hear about Jesus, to see Him in action, and to learn how to follow Him.

Whether it is broadcasting shortwave from Kununurra in far North Western Australia, the ongoing provision of solar panels, LED lights and shortwave radios, the rapidly expanding WhatsApp project, or sharing the gospel through other forms of media, your gift can be directed to the ministry of Reach Beyond generally or any of our specific initiatives to help us continue to light up villages.

to ‘Light Up A Village’

Our WhatsApp Story

Since May 2020, we have been using WhatsApp to distribute short, encouraging messages in audio and text messages in five different languages.   At last count we are reaching over 25,000 people daily.  We are excited with how the Lord multiplies the fruit from our efforts in ways that exceed our capability.

Below are two recent WhatsApp testimonies:

  • “I am a taxi driver, and not allowed to work during this pandemic and lockdown. I was helping a lady to open her clinic shutter, when another man came and thanked me for my help, since he was supposed to do that work. I was sharing about my situation to him. He then shared a WhatsApp message to encourage me, before praying for me. He told me that God will surely bless me and will not leave me. I have now started receiving these messages instantly through WhatsApp. I should tell you that I was not a believer until I received this message. I am forwarding this message to so many people.”
  • “I have been so sad since I lost my job, as there is no income to take care of my family.  On my mobile phone, I received the Word of God from you through WhatsApp.  I wasn’t going to play it, as I was so vexed and was murmuring against God.  My son took my phone to play games and he unintentionally pressed the button in the notification centre.  It played your message and that message was just for me.  It said, ‘Don’t give up.  God is on your side.’  It was like an angel of the Lord coming home and speaking to me.  I am now regularly listening to the Word of God.  15 days later, I got a new job and my salary is higher than the previous job!”

A Radio Story

Christopher, a leader of our team in India shares this story:

I had travelled to a small village.  The pastor I met there looks after about 65 villages and cares and ministers to many families.  He wanted us to come to an outreach he was organising – as his guests, ‘The people from Delhi who are on the radio’.

We made sure that some of the listeners and some of the new people that came to the outreach would have a shortwave radio to take back to their village.  Often remote areas lack a radio.  We don’t actually sell them but ask a token 10 or 20 rupees, which is like a few cents, so that they would have ownership of it and value it.

On the last day I was sitting down after the meetings watching the people go back home and this boy came to me and stood next to me for a long time.  I asked him, “What do you want?  Where are you from?”  He said, “I wanted a radio“.  I said, “There are radios over there, go and check”.  He said in a sad voice, “There are no radios there, everything is gone“.

I usually have one or two in my bag. There was one radio left.  I said, “What do you have for this radio?”  He replied, “I have 60 rupees (almost $1.20)“.  I then asked him how he had come to this meeting and what had brought him here.  He said, “I come from a village that is about 160 kilometres from here.  Others were coming so I thought ‘let me come also and see what is happening’“.

He had spent 60 rupees on the bus to come to this place and had 60 rupees to get back home.  So he gave the 60 rupees and took the radio.  I asked him, “How are you going to go back?”  He said, “I am going to walk the 160 kilometres“.  I was shocked!  I returned the money and said, “Friend, here is your money, you go back by bus”.

 

 

 

Positions Vacant

Operations Manager – Kununurra, WA

Applications are now closed for this role.

Based at our Kununurra facility in the beautiful Kimberley region of Western Australia, this unique and exciting full-time staff position is suited to someone with a heart to serve and a sense of adventure.

Reporting to the CEO, the Operations Manager will be responsible for providing leadership, oversight and management, and be the primary liaison between the Kununurra operations and the national office located in Kilsyth, Victoria.

You will need experience in managing people, building relationships and be able to provide spiritual leadership and pastoral care to staff and volunteers, along with the ability to develop strategic partnerships and opportunities in the local community.

Experience in project management would be an advantage but not essential.  In short, the position has a strong emphasis on the value of relationship but can certainly be ‘hands on’ at times.

On-site housing and utilities will be provided as part of the overall package.

Click here to listen to our audio advertisement or for more information, contact us or call toll free on 1300 653 853.

Ways to Give

Online 

Use our secure online giving facility:   DONATE ONLINE

Phone

To give by credit card over the phone, call us on 1300 653 853.

Direct Deposit

To deposit directly into our bank account:

Bank: National Australia Bank
Account name: Reach Beyond
BSB: 083 210 
Account no: 216979668
Reference: Your name and designated use of gift (General/Kununurra etc)

Please ensure you clearly identify the transaction so it can be located in Reach Beyond’s bank statement. Please also notify us of your contact details and the details of the deposit via our online contact form. Your receipt will be sent at the earliest opportunity.

Mail

Please download and complete our postal donation form and mail with a cheque to Reach Beyond:
PO Box 291, Kilsyth, VIC 3137.

Wills & Bequests

By remembering Reach Beyond in your Will, you are helping to ensure that Reach Beyond is able to maintain its broadcasts to the vast number of people in the Asia Pacific region who have never heard the Good News of Christ.

For more information please visit our Bequests page or download a Bequest Brochure below.

 


Tax Deductibility

As a Christian mission with the primary purpose of broadcasting the gospel overseas, Reach Beyond does not qualify for Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status from the Australian Tax Office. (DGR categories, eligibility criteria etc can be found in the ATO publication NAT 3132, available on the ATO website.)

 

Thank you for your generosity and
your willingness to partner with us.

 

 

Opportunities to Serve

If you have a heart to serve and are passionate about reaching those with little or no opportunity to hear the gospel, you may be interested in the opportunities we have available at our Melbourne Studios or our Kununurra Broadcast Facility.

Volunteering

You have a heart to serve but limited time – what can you do? You can volunteer in Melbourne, Kununurra or even overseas. Volunteers who partner with us expand our ability to stay on task – bringing a message of hope to the unreached. We appreciate every volunteer.

Melbourne Studios

We have a great mix of staff, missionaries and volunteers working part-time and full-time at the head office and studios. If you’re within commuting distance of Kilsyth, we currently have volunteer work in the following areas: technical, administrative, building maintenance and gardening.

If you would like to explore how you can get involved, please contact us.

Kununurra Broadcast Facility

Do you have a heart to serve in a mission environment?

Many volunteers come and stay in Kununurra for short-term or long-term periods helping with farm work, trades, general handyman or technical work, gardening, painting, fencing, labouring of any sort, cleaning, driving, IT or administration work.

If you’d like to explore how you can get involved, please contact us.

Reach Beyond Worldwide

Maybe you’ve been wondering about serving overseas. Reach Beyond offers both short-term and long-term mission opportunities outside of Australia. If God is calling you to use your gifts and skills to further the gospel in any of the countries in which we serve globally, then we would be happy to facilitate your inquiries in that direction. To explore this option, visit Reach Beyond’s current opportunities to serve page. After you’ve explored a bit, feel free to contact us.

 

Make a Bequest

Generosity for Generations

Reach Beyond in Australia is part of a global community committed to reaching unreached people groups with the gospel. Since 1931 when HCJB (now Reach Beyond) first broadcast the gospel message from Quito in Ecuador many millions of people have come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Reach Beyond continues this vital ministry, broadcasting in shortwave to the Asia Pacific region from its Broadcast Facility in Kununurra, far north Western Australia.

It is through the generosity of previous generations that the establishment and growth worldwide of Reach Beyond has been possible. As a result, Reach Beyond is a legacy from those individual men and women who named HCJB (now Reach Beyond) in their Will.

Why leave a Bequest?

By remembering Reach Beyond in your Will, you are helping to ensure that Reach Beyond is able to maintain its broadcasts to the vast number of people in the Asia Pacific region who have never heard the Good News of Christ.

“I enjoyed your program very much. The Bible is not familiar to me, but I am sure that it tells us the truth of life.” A listener

How can I leave a gift in my Will?

There are a number of ways to remember Reach Beyond in your Will:

  • A set dollar amount
  • A percentage of your Estate that will be bequeathed to Reach Beyond rather than a specific amount
  • A specific gift such as property or some other asset
  • The residue of your Estate.

We genuinely encourage you to consider your family first when drawing up your Will. We also suggest consulting a solicitor when preparing or altering your Will.

Wording a Bequest to Reach Beyond (Australia)

The following are suggestions for adding to or including a bequest in your Will:

“I bequeath to Reach Beyond (Australia), 281-283 Colchester Road, Kilsyth Victoria, the sum of $……………..…. ”
or …..percent of my Estate
or a description of assets or property
or “the residue of my Estate”
for the general purposes of the Ministry.

And I declare that the receipt of its Treasurer or other proper officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Trustees…”

If you would like to discuss leaving a bequest to Reach Beyond (Australia), or would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 653 853