My Christian journey only started at the end of last year so I consider myself a baby Christian and still learning a lot about God. I am excited to share my testimony particularly in the area of experiencing God’s protection in my life.

To be honest, I am not really self-disciplined in studying the Bible or praying and at times felt guilty that I did not make an effort to know God more. I also felt that I wasn’t deserving of my prayers being answered because I realised just how sinful I am – selfish, careless, impatient, double-minded, proud and so on. However, God has been merciful to me and has helped me in my journey as a Christian. He has even answered many of my prayers and I have experienced his amazing protection over me and my family.

There was one particular incident that happened in January this year. Apparently my QQ account (similar to Skype) had been hacked into and that person pretended to be me and was chatting online with my mum. They asked her to send $10,000 which was to be deposited into the bank account they sent her. Seeing that the message was coming from my account, my mum believed it was me and simply thought the bank account given was my friend’s account. My mum actually went to the bank and was going to transfer that money over, however, when she arrived at the teller, there was a technical issue with the machine and so the deposit process had to be delayed. Fortunately around the same time, I realised my QQ account had been hacked into. I called my mum straight away to let her know and she told me what had happened. I was so shocked that they could do such a thing and so was my mum. If I had called 5 minutes later, the money would have been sent to these people. I remember that this happened on a Sunday and that morning I prayed that God will protect my mum. I thank God that the machine wasn’t working at that time and for protecting my Mum from this fraud.

This is just one incident of experiencing God’s protection but there have been countless times of His protection over my life. I know He is always watching over me and my family because I’ve experienced it firsthand. Plus, His Word confirms it and encourages me to trust Him and continue on this journey with Him. In Proverbs 2:8 it says, “For he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.” And also in 2 Thessalonians 3:3 it says, “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”

Melody Wang
Occupation: Massage therapist
Lifegroup: EW2

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  • 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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