At church conference last year, God laid in my heart the burden to see His love extend beyond the walls of the church and the comforts of the fun and lovable churchgoers, to the world outside, where people are broken and hungry to know love.

Over the months, God opened the door for me to serve as a volunteer in the Grief and Loss program, run by our Hands of Hope ministry in collaboration with a chaplain at one of the local schools. Our role was to assist the chaplain in running a weekly program for children in the school who have experienced traumatic life events and loss in their lives. There, I met many very young individuals, some of whom grew up in highly dysfunctional families, others of whom had families broken down by drug abuse, and others of whom were soon to lose family members to terminal illnesses. Hearing their life stories broke my heart, but what was more difficult was the feeling that I could do so little for them. For many of them, their massive family issues manifested as behavioural problems in the sessions, and many times I questioned if they were even benefitting from the program. I vividly recall the helplessness I felt after the sessions initially, and questioned my role in helping them deal with their grief and loss.

God reminded me of His love for them, and ultimately it was His love that yielded the hardest of hearts. I began to make it a habit to pray for each child more and to claim His promises for them. God showed me that my role might well be just to represent to them God’s love, something that they may not have ever experienced in their lives. I realised that simple gestures like writing cards to encourage them of their identity and reassuring them of God’s love meant a lot to them, and a bag full of lollies never failed to do the trick too!

Someone once said that we all are in one way or another, broken, through the many things that happened in our lives. While others may cope maladaptively with it and land themselves in trouble, the large majority of us learn to cope reasonably well with our insecurities, past hurts and sins in our lives. The thing is, that doesn’t change the fact that we are broken, and only by coming to know the love that God has for us individually can we be healed! God had you and me in mind when He gave of Himself, that we may have life and be restored! No mess in our lives is big enough to disqualify us from God’s love for us!

Friend, if you do not yet know Jesus personally, I want to encourage you that just as God’s love is for each broken child, His love is for me and you too! My prayer for you is that you will experience the richness of His love for yourself!

Yun Le Linn
MBBS
Uni-Generation UQ6, St Lucia Afternoon Service

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NORMAL PRICING

WA, NZ & International

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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SPECIAL OFFER

$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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KIDS CONFERENCE

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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TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

Interstate Delegates

Please book your flights to leave Brisbane after 5pm.

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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.

Oceania Conference / Speaker

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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