The Stories That Have Mattered to You in the First Half of 2020 - Hope 103.2

The Stories That Have Mattered to You in the First Half of 2020

We've gathered a 20-to-1 countdown of the stories you connected with between January and now as we begin our Together in Hope June Appeal 2020.

By Hope 103.2Monday 22 Jun 2020Station NewsReading Time: 3 minutes

Although it’s only June, we can all agree 2020 has already felt like a year, and it’s no surprise given the amount of national and global news that has taken place.

The Together in Hope June Appeal 2020, for the Hope 103.2 team, is a time when we ask Hopeland to continue supporting our mission. But, it’s also a time we can reflect on how our listeners and readers might be fairing.

With that in mind, we’ve gathered a 20-to-1 countdown of the stories you connected with between January and now. It’s been a heavy season, mixed with sadness and uncertainty, but there have also been miraculous moments and community connection like never before.


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The Australian bushfires may seem like a world away now but it was only some months back that people were fundraising around the world to help our recovery efforts.

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The Blessing Australia: How A Song and a Global Movement Unified Our Nation’s Churches


It was only a small restriction lift but it certainly had an impact.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian Says Easing Restrictions Is Extension of Care, It’s Not a Holiday


Church Online and Gatherings at Home: How Christians are Adapting to the Pandemic


Church Leadership Teams Allowed to Meet, to Conduct Full Easter Services by Live Streaming


Faith Amid the Fires: How Chaplains are Meeting Emotional and Spiritual Needs of Australians


White Mum, Black Dad, Brown Kids: Emma Mullings and Her View of “Black Lives Matter”


This one is still current…

Current COVID-19 Restrictions: What You Can and Can’t Do


Emotional Moment as Chris Sebastian Surprises Brother Guy on ‘The Voice’


For King & Country’s online concerts are still available to stream into your lounge rooms for free.

Online LIVE Concert: for KING & COUNTRY — During Lockdown


It’s been quite a year for Aussie musician Chris Sebastian with his second appearance in the stories countdown.

Remembering The Baby We Lost: Singer Chris Sebastian Opens Up About His Song, ‘Soon’


Tributes Flow as International Evangelist Ravi Zacharias Suffers Aggressive Cancer


“It Happened So Fast” – How Dad & Pastor Andrew Flaxman’s Family was Saved in a Firestorm


Australians Prepare to Mark Anzac Day On Their Driveways at 6am



Wuhan Pastor Asks Christians Worldwide to Join Him in Prayer Amid Coronavirus Crisis


The biggest story so far, and undoubtedly one of the most heart-breaking, has been about one Sydney family’s tragedy — the Abdallah family — and, more incredibly, how that family’s faith shone a light through our city in their time of grief.

“My Kids Had Strong Faith”: Mum of 3 Children Killed by Car Smash, Speaks of Forgiveness and Hope

Join Us Live on Facebook on Friday!

On Friday 26 June, the Hope 103.2 team will be broadcasting live segments on our Facebook page for our special ’24-Hour Facebook Appeal’.

We will be bringing you the top stories, photos, memes, discussions and videos that have mattered to our Facebookers so far this year! You can get involved in the live comments and polls.

Throughout the day, hosts Beth and Lucy will be joined by Hope 103.2 announcers Sam & Duncan from the Breakfast show along with producer Ally, Mornings announcer Katrina Roe, Afternoons host Laura Bennett, Georgia from Weekends and Ray Kington from Drive.

24-hour facebook appeal on June 26

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