Last year before the summer break, Pastor Wilson asked us to pray for two people whom we want to see accept Christ. God showed me a vision of my mother and cousin, and told me to go back home to Singapore for the break. True enough, that December, my mother came to know Christ during her first visit to Hope Singapore. My mother was so touched by the Christmas musical and service; she gave her life to Jesus at the end. Soon after, my cousin also came to be saved! Praise the Lord! God has been so good to my family.

However, before flying back to Brisbane in February, I grew worried that my mother and my cousin would stop attending church and lifegroup whilst I am away. True enough, my cousin stopped attending church after her salvation. My mother, on the other hand, kept complaining about parking in church and the people in her lifegroup. Before I left, I prayed to God, that I would leave my family into His capable hands and trust in His plans.

Despite my physical absence, my mother remained faithful in going to church and eventually, started becoming a regular member of her lifegroup. She would send me a text every Friday and Sunday, updating me about how God has been speaking to her and growing her in her faith. But the greatest miracle of all was yet to occur. A month before her water baptism, Mom told me that her lifegroup leader invited her to be water baptised. However, she was unsure if she was worthy enough. She was ashamed of the things she had done in her life and her inability to change. I reassured her that her salvation and transformation had nothing to do with worth or personal works; rather, it is a gift from God that we choose to accept. “Do you want to be a child of God?” I asked her. She said yes. Reassured, we ended the call before she went to the office bathroom. Suddenly, she saw a baby grey feather lying on the floor. She called me immediately, saying an angel left a present for her. I was rather sceptical and told her to keep it nonetheless, as she felt that it was a sign from God of His approval for her water baptism.

The following week, Mom rang and told me she kept hearing the word “exonerated” on repeat in her head, yet she did not know what it meant. After Googling it, she discovered that the definition of that word was “to be cleared of an accusation; to be free from guilt or blame”. I was shocked! She was so excited because she was certain God was speaking to her, that He wanted her to be exonerated. I believed and encouraged her to hold on to that sign. As we drew closer to her baptism date, I grew worried that the devil might try to discourage or deter her. Thankfully, God kept intervening and showed her encouraging signs.

The biggest miracle happened the day of her water baptism – my mother and her lifegroup leader, saw a single baby grey feather fall from the church ceiling during the praise and worship session. Amazingly, she managed to find that feather at the end of the service; it was the exact same grey feather she found in the bathroom 4 weeks ago! She knew without a doubt now that this was what God wanted for her. With full confidence, my mother got baptised on 24th April 2015. She even got my cousin to come and record her water baptism. Since then, my cousin started attending church more regularly. I truly thank God for pouring out His faithfulness and love over my family. He is our doting Father who loves His children. I pray that this testimony may build faith in some of us; do not give up in reaching out to our family members whilst persisting in prayer and interceding for them (Psalm 100:1-5).

Rachel Sato
Doctorate of Philosophy in Business: Social Marketing
Uni-Generation UQ3, St Lucia Afternoon Service

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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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