One Tuesday evening I finished work, as we were exiting the shopping centre, my husband and I noticed a man sitting on the floor next to the entrance, covered in tattoos and piercings, smoking a cigarette and looking really upset. I told Will to give me a second because I believed God wanted me to talk to this man, even though I had no idea what I was going to say. I went up to him asking if he was okay and if there was anything we could do to help. Annoyed, he told us he was having the worst day and was not in the mood for talking. We asked if he was waiting to be picked up by someone. He said he tried to call many people but no one could come so he would probably need to take an Uber home.

“We can give you a ride home if you’d like,” I said, surprised at the words that came out of my own mouth.
“Why? But you don’t even know where I live”.
“Well you can show us. You know how to get to your home from here right?”

He looked at me and Will like we were aliens, doubtfully agreed and said he had to finish his cigarette first. We showed him our car and told him to come over whenever he was done. The idea of having a complete stranger sitting in the back of our car freaked us out because offering him a ride home was definitely not what we had in mind when we approached him. However, trusting God, we prayed and asked God to lead us from there.

We introduced ourselves as he got in the car. “So, what’s in it for you guys? Why are you doing this?” Dylan asked, still not able to wrap his head around it. “Well, we just thought it looked like you needed a ride and we happened to have a car so, why not?” Dylan said he believed no one out there would ever do anything nice for others for free, there would always be strings attached.

“I think you guys were like a sign or something…” Dylan said as we drove out of the car park. “I am going through the toughest time of my life right now and this morning I was asking, “God if You’re real and You really care about me like some people say then show me Yourself,” and then I met you guys, complete strangers willing to do this just out of kindness”.

Up to this point, we hadn’t even mentioned God. Smiling I said to Dylan, “Of course God is real, He was the one telling us to come to you. Jesus loves you so much man!”“That’s the thing!” He yelled. “This is so crazy man, I’m actually starting to think He really does love me…” Dylan’s confusion now turned to shock as he continued to process what just happened. Overwhelmed, he would not stop saying thanks to God. We found out that that same morning he was at the courthouse where they took his wife and kids away due to him being a drug addict with violent behaviour and was not able to provide a safe home for them. He shared how the only people that had been encouraging him were from the church where he used to go but he never knew if that was what they genuinely thought or if they were just saying it as it was ‘the right Christian thing’ to say, and how all of his friends think he can never change his ways.

“You know Dylan, when Jesus was hung on that cross, He saw something so beautiful in you that He wants to restore, no matter how messy you were. He never lost sight of who He made you to be,” I shared. He reached out his hand to touch my arm, “Do you really think so?” “I really do. If you think that we were a sign to you when you prayed today, what else are you waiting for? All God ever wanted was your heart man”.

Dylan silently looked out the window for the rest of the trip to his house. We could just only imagine what the Holy Spirit was doing in his heart. It was such a “coming-home” moment.
Dropping him off in front of his place, my husband shook his hand and I gave him a hug. He said, “Thank you,” to us as tears filled his eyes.

On our way back home, William and I were completely speechless. We felt so humbled at what God had done. To Him be all the glory, who would have thought such a small act could turn into something so beautiful and would make such a huge impact on not just Dylan’s life but our lives as well. God never fails to surprise me every single time. I believe when God speaks, He doesn’t always tell us His whole plan, we can only find out what is going to happen next if we trust Him, take that leap of faith to walk out that initial first step. You will be amazed at what the Holy Spirit can do through yielded vessels.

Ephesians 3:20 NIV “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us”.

To Mi Cao
Makeup Artist
Elevate 1, Willawong

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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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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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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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EARLY BIRD (ends 31/5)

WA, NZ & International

Adults / Youth / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $124


Adults - $144
Youth (13 - 17 years) - $124
Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $144

What's included?

  • A cup of freshly brew coffee
  • All meals provided (3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Refreshments
  • Special demographic sphere sessions for families, working adults, uni students and youth.

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WA, NZ & International

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


Adults - $179
Youth (13 - 17 years) - $159
Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $179

What's included?

  • A cup of freshly brew coffee
  • All meals provided (3 lunches & 2 dinners)
  • Refreshments
  • Special demographic sphere sessions for families, working adults, uni students and youth.

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All Part-Time Registrations

Per Day (includes lunch and dinner) - $60
Per Night (no meal provided) - $30

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$15 (without meal)
$55 (with 3 lunches and 2 dinners)

Kids conference is a fun, safe and action-packed program with music, bible-teaching lessons and games for children, which runs concurrently with all sessions at Oceania Convention. This conference is for children from Prep – Grade 6.


8:45 / Sign in
9:00 / Session 1 (Worship & Bible Lession)
10:40 / Morning Tea
11:00 / Lunch
13:00 / Session 3 & Outdoor Fun
15:00 / Finish
18:00 / Night Session 1 & Movie Night
20:30 / Finish

8:45 / Sign in
9:00 / Worship with main congregation
9:45 / Back in Room
10:15 / Morning Tea
10:45 / Session 7, Wrap Up, Prayer and Soaking
12:00 / Finish

8:45 / Sign in
9:00 / Session 4 (Worship & Bible Lession)
10:40 / Morning Tea
11:00 / Session 5
12:00 / Lunch
13:30 / Session 6, Talent Time
14:45 / Finish
18:00 / Night Session 2, Camp Fire & Showtime
20:30 / Finish

Photographs will be taken at the Kids’ Conference. Please advise the conference organiser or the photographer on the day if you do not wish for your photo to be taken.

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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

Saturday, 7 July

Session 7: 9:00am
Break: 10:40am
Session 8: 11:20am
Closing: 12:05pm
Lunch: 12:20pm

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)

(Schedule is subject to change)

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Breakout & Demographics Spheres

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.

Day 1 / Breakout Topics

/ Parenting Children with Challenging Behaviour: To encourage & inspire parents to live and love from God’s perspective through every season of parenting.

/ Swimming Against The Tide: To inspire youth to live out who God calls them to be, in the midst of pressures and expectations of who the world that tells them they should be.

/ Sharing Hope in Crisis: To shed light of God’s heart for people in dealing with crisis in life (could be day-to-day life events). To learn how we can be the hands and feet to bring hope into the situation.

/ Simplify Your Life for the Gospel: To inspire the church to live a life uncompromised and worthy of the gospel on a daily basis. To challenge people to drop the ‘baggage’ hindering them to soar in faith.

/ Apologetics (Evidence that demands a verdict): To learn to provide answers to tough questions about our Christian faith.

/ Discipling Millennnials: To equip mentors and leaders to impact to the millennial generation while still being relevant to them.

/ How to develop leadership skills for life: To encourage people and provide tips on how to be a good steward and learn to lead in life (outside the church).

Day 2 / Demographic Spheres

/ Family: Getting Real about Marriage

/ Working Adults: God at Work, 9 to 5 Window, Thank God it's Monday!

/ Students: Living in God's Mission Field

/ 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 reach communities

/ I want to reach out to my colleagues (working adults)

/ I want to reach out to my parents/siblings

/ I want to reach out through the creative arts

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Interstate Delegates

Please book your flights to leave Brisbane after 5pm.

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Pre-School Program

We understand that it can be challenging for parents with tiny tots to attend a full-day conference. Therefore, in this conference, we will be providing preschool daytime program for children from 2 years old to pre-prep. So that the parents can enjoy the conference while the little ones are taken care by our wonderful volunteers.

Share Your Story

Sharing your story is simply telling what God has done in your life. Your story is a gift from God to bless others.

We love to celebrate every story we receive and we always look for opportunities to share what God is doing in the lives of people at Hope through events, social media, and online.

Whether you’ve been with us since day one or just joined us recently, we want to hear your story! If you need help putting your story into words, try this simple step-by-step writing guide.

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