One thing I find extremely difficult to do is to share my faith in Jesus with the people I know. Why does this happen? Mainly, being a new believer, I am extremely fearful of telling people the wrong thing, especially when they question my decision to follow Jesus. To illustrate my point, it actually took 3 months before my parents knew I went to church. I was a low profile Christian, doing fundamental things, just attending church and maybe doing devotions daily.

However, after a recent encounter God laid out for me, which I really want to thank God for this opportunity, it has made me more open and less fearful of sharing about Jesus and especially what he has done after I came to know God as my Lord and Saviour.

While two other brothers and I were travelling from Phillip Island Adventure Resort (PIAR) to Melbourne city, we got lost. To make things worse, it was half an hour more before we had to return the car, or else we had to pay a fine. Thankfully, God was watching over us. We received a call from the car company and to our surprise, they offered to push the timing we needed to return the car 3 hours later. We heaved a sigh of relief and continued our journey.

It was only at that point of time, about 2.45pm, that we were starving. We left PIAR in a haste without even having lunch so as to return the car on time. Since we were not in a rush to return the car, we pulled over at a shop along the roads. We entered the shop and the shop owner greeted us. As the shop owner was Chinese, he got really excited when he saw 3 chinese walking into his shop. We started the conversation, with topics like the china economy, Australia lifestyle and their differences with the Singapore lifestyle. As we came from OC, we were sort of on a spiritual high, and were looking for opportunities to share about what we learnt during OC. The chance finally came when he asked what brought us to Phillip island. We told him we went there for a church conference, and continued the conversation by asking for his religious beliefs and sharing about ours. Just as we were about to ask him if we could pray for him, a customer came in and we knew it was time to leave. All we said was have a blessed day and we left.

Although we did were not able to pray for the shop owner, I have learnt a lot from this experience God laid for me. It reminded me of a devotion that we did during OC, on Acts 14:1-4, where Paul and Barnabas spoke and many jews and greeks believed. The main points we learnt from those scriptures were that in order for someone to listen to your sharing about jesus, we have to speak gods words, speak boldly, testify about gods glory through signs and wonders. I learnt that so long as we talk to people with intention and speak boldly, I will be able to tell people about my faith in Jesus, overcoming one of my inner fears.

God is such an amazing God, no matter what fears you are facing, he will always find ways for you to overcome them. So, what are your greatest fears? Be courageous, submit them to God and he will help you overcome them.

Thong WeiHan
Bachelor in Physiotherapy Honours
Ipswich

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  • Refreshments
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Thursday, 5 July

Registration: 8:30am
Session 1: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 2: 11:00am
Lunch: 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions: 1:00pm
Free Time: 3:00pm
Dinner: 4:45pm
Session 3: 6:00pm

Friday, 6 July

Session 4: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 5: 11:00am (demographic spheres)
Lunch: 12:00pm
Breakout Sessions: 1:30pm (optional)
Free Time: 2:45pm
Dinner: 4:45pm
Session 6: 6:00pm (Missions)

Saturday, 7 July

Session 7: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 8: 11:20am
Closing: 12:05pm
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Breakout & Demographics Spheres

Day 1 / Breakout Topics

/ Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviour

/ Enjoying Parenting Babies

/ Handling Peer Pressure

/ Sharing Hope in Crisis

/ Speaking Truth in Love in light of Same-Sex Marriage

/ Apologetics

/ Simplify Your Life for the Gospel

/ Discipling Millennnials

Day 2 / Demographic Spheres

/ Family - Getting Real about Marriage

/ Working Adults - The Ministry of Work

/ Students - Missions at Tough Places

/ Youth - Ready to Soar at your Next Life Station

Day 2 / Breakout Topics (Optional)

/ I want to communicate God's Word to others in a helpful way

/ I want to finance God's kingdom (working adults)

/ I want to raise godly children (families)

/ I want to help someone out of addiction

/ I want to reach communities

/ I want to reach out to my colleagues (working adults)

/ I want to reach out through creative medium

/ I want to reach out to my parents/siblings.

This session is to provide the avenue for people who are passionate about living out love on a particular frontline, to come together and exchange practical ideas of doing it personally or together.

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RAVI SUNDAR

Rev. D. Ravi Sundar is a leader with zeal, committed to God-given vision and founded Shalom Church in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India in the year 2001. Pastor Ravi is a well-known and well-respected preacher who has traveled to over 16 nations declaring the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ in Churches, sharing principles of leadership at Seminars, encouraging pastors conducting prayer drives and planted 76 churches across the countries Sri Lanka, Fiji and Philippines.

A shepherd at heart, he identifies and understands the challenges of pastoral ministry and makes every effort to uplift pastors and their families. He strongly believes that Church must make an impact on society. The ministry of Pastor Ravi reaches to thousands of people across India and his messages are a blessing to the sick, the brokenhearted and to those who are helpless.

 

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SIMON ENG

Pastor Simon Eng graduated as a Civil Engineer from Melbourne, Australia. In 1992, together with a team, they pioneered Hope Kuching and the church has successfully produced many leaders and pioneers to this day. In 2001, Pastor Simon and family moved back to Kuala Lumpur to be the Senior Pastor of Hope Kuala Lumpur. Pastor Simon is currently also the President of Hope International Ministries. He travels extensively to minister to various regional churches of Hope. He loves to build God’s people and is actively serving to fulfill God’s Great Commission.

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WILSON LIM

Pastor Wilson Lim is the founding and senior pastor for Hope Church in Brisbane and also serves as an Elder with Hope International Ministries. He was a former research scientist with CSIRO. Pastor Wilson also serves on the Board of a community services organization, Australian Care and Trauma Services (ACTS) and previously on an interdenominational Bible college. He is recognised for his balanced, in-depth teaching and engaging-style of expository preaching. His passion is teaching, equipping leaders and building the church.  He travels extensively to minister to HIM churches in different parts of the world.

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