I was born into a non-Christian family. Since I was 6 years old, my parents used to send me and my sister to Sunday school. From then on, going to church on Sunday had become my routine. When I was around 14, I walked away from church as I was intimidated by the people whom I hung out with; their walk with God seemed far more mature than my own.  However, God did not give up on me. He sent people to follow up with me and it took 3 long years to bring me back to Him. It was during my SPM year, I needed Him to bless me with good results and He did. From getting to know who Jesus is, and coming back to Him after walking away, I know I belong to Him and am precious to Him. Isaiah 43:1 says that “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” I believe that God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son to die for our sin so that we can be reconciled with God and have this eternal relationship.

During the past few months, my mentor has challenged me in my relationship with God. Not going through baptism is like dating God and not wanting to get married. Throughout the years, I have been giving myself a lot of excuses to delay my baptism. This time, I truly seeked God regarding baptism and Mark 16:16 appeared to me “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved”. The word “is baptized” was highlighted. I always thought I will be saved as long as I believe and put my faith in Him. After I decided to take this step of obedience, I had a dream. In that dream, I was surrounded by evil spirits and I was terrified. I kept calling out “in the name of Jesus”. As I called, I saw a shield of protection around me. Whatever that was outside this shield could not attack me. This dream happened again the second night. I know I am fighting against the darkness and truly understand God is so real; He who is in me is greater than he who is in this world.

My problem did not end here. As I mentioned before, coming from a non-Christian family, my parents are non-believers. I feared telling my parents about my baptism. However, I was encouraged by my sister. When I asked for their opinion, my parents supported my decision and my dad even comforted me when I was stressed out earlier this week when writing my testimony. I am really blessed by God with this precious family and I believe He has been working hard behind this whole baptism process.

Today as I take this step of faith and obedience, I look forward for a deeper and closer relationship with Him. My baptism today is not the mark of a final leap of faith, but it is to dedicate my life to serve Him. I am very excited to see how He can use me in His plan.

Sheron Tang
Process Engineer
Elevate S2, St Lucia Morning Service

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Adults / Youth (13 - 17 years) / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $149

QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA

Adults - $179
Youth (13 - 17 years) - $159
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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$109 (ends 30 November)

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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PRICE

$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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