I was born in Kenya and my wife Lorna was born in the Philippines. This year during the Easter holidays, we, Lorna, my two teenage sons and I visited the Philippines. Our trip was split into two parts – the northern and southern regions of the Philippines. This was a visit we had longed to make, especially to introduce our sons to their relatives whom they have never met, to meet friends that we have not seen in a long while, and to share our faith in Christ with them. Over the last few years, our family and friends in the Philippines have encountered many heart-breaking tragedies, and we sensed a great need to prepare ourselves for what God wanted to do during our visit. Therefore, before we left Australia, we spent much time in prayer and fasting, and sought prayer support from our life group and church leaders.

In northern Philippines, we had a wonderful reunion with Lorna’s family and relatives. On a particular Sunday, we were blessed to have fellowship with a local evangelical church at the village. We have known the local pastor for about a decade and have had the privilege of supporting him through many church planting challenges in the village. The pastor invited us to minister to the congregation – Lorna gave a testimony and I shared a message with the church. God was with us as many people in the congregation responded to God and came forward during the ministering time with many prayer needs for healing and family issues. Praise God for one mother who accepted Christ and many who were empowered to pray for their families. We were humbled to see how God has blessed the church.

Our second destination was Mindanao, the southernmost major island of the Philippines that is most feared for the presence of the rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) which has a large presence on the island. God bless two fearless godly sisters who drove half a day to come and pick us from the airport and back the same dangerous road under rain through the rebel’s heartland. We were looking forward to meeting many ones who we used to fellowship with when we lived there 15 years ago. They had invited us to share God’s word and give a testimony during their fellowship meeting on a Sunday night at 7pm.

We arrived 3 hours late but all the families waited patiently. We were greatly encouraged by the warmth of their Christian fellowship and their heart for missions as they have been actively supporting one of the families for their mission work in Cambodia. We thank God for protecting, leading and giving us many opportunities to be His witnesses. Lastly, we would like to thank our life group and church leaders who prayed for us before and during the visit.

Matthew 9:36-37, When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”

Michael Ngugi
Research Scientist
Family 1, Willawong Service

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  • Refreshments
  • Special demographic sphere sessions for families, working adults, uni students and youth.

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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
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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