Personally I feel generosity is not one of my strengths. I do give my tithes, donations and serve in my lifegroup but I personally feel that I rarely go beyond what’s expected. Then I realised through talking with my leader and seeking God that it’s not so much about me and what I’ve given but of how our infinitely generous God has been to me. As Easter has just past I ponder upon this verse: Romans 8:32 “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”. Our God is indeed a mighty generous God.

One of the most significant times in my life when God provided for my need was when I received a kidney transplant in March 2014. For 4 years, I was on dialysis 3 times a week, a painful procedure where two large needles stayed inserted in my arm for 4 hours during which my blood would be cleaned of toxins. It was one of the hardest times of my life and I would sometimes go home crying from being so exhausted and sore from where the needles were. But at the same time, in my desperate need for Him I began experiencing the most precious blessings of a deeper intimacy with Him, of His deeper peace in immense anxiety, His joy in pain, His supernatural strength in weakness and the healing hand of a loving God. Even at the hardest times of my life God had showered me with His generosity. Therefore I am studying to become a counselor so that I can become a vessel in generously pouring out His joy, peace, healing and love to those trapped in suffering too.

In my one year of recovery from the transplant surgery, I am still learning to give more as my heart is overcome with gratefulness at the new found freedom and the fullness of life God given me. In His abundance of love and generosity in sacrificing himself on the cross, only one response comes to mind in the lyrics of a familiar song “What can I say? What can I do? but offer this heart oh God completely to you.” And in offering my heart completely to Him, I become more like Him, my heart resonates with His heart, and I overflow with gratefulness. I pray to have my heart continually broken for what breaks His and for my eyes to discern others’ needs, so that I can give generously through what He has given me.

I recently read a beautiful thought “When we love someone, giving becomes a natural response. “For God so loved the world that he GAVE his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”(John 3:16) In His overflowing abundance of love for us let our natural response be to give generously. For our God is indeed a mighty generous God!

Phuong-Anh Lam
UQ9, St Lucia Service
Diploma in Social Science

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Adults - $179
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Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $179

What's included in your Registration?

  • A cup of freshly brew coffee each day
  • All meals provided (3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Refreshments
  • Special demographic sphere sessions for families, working adults, uni students and youth.

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Adults / Youth / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4)

What's included in your Registration?

  • A cup of freshly brew coffee each day
  • All meals provided (3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Refreshments
  • Special demographic sphere sessions for families, working adults, uni students and youth.

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$15 (without meal)
$55 (with 3 lunches and 2 dinners)

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PROGRAM

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
Lunch: 12:20pm

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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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