It is such a privilege to testify the work God has done in my life. I grew up in a non-religious family and was told that there was no God in this world. However, in my heart, I believed that there is someone controlling the universe. Since I came to Australia to study, I started to have some Christian friends and occasionally visited their church. Over time, I started to feel God’s power, mercy and love as I experienced more of His presence in my life.

One of the many times when God demonstrated His incredible plan, guidance and protection was when I was required to deliver a thesis presentation and rebuttal at the end of my Master’s Degree. This assessment was the determining factor for my eligibility to apply for a PhD scholarship. Due to language barrier, doing a presentation was an extremely challenging task for me, and I only had one day to prepare for it after I submitted my thesis. By God’s grace, I delivered a fantastic presentation that day, in a fluent and clear manner. I knew this would have been impossible for me to achieve without God’s power. Consequently, I was eligible to apply for a scholarship. However, instead of pursuing a PhD, I wanted to find a job and enjoy my life. I did not think it would be too difficult for me to find a job as I already had a year of working experience in a pharmaceutical company, and also two years in a university research laboratory. Yet after submitting numerous job applications, nothing came out of it.

As a result, I decided to apply for PhD scholarship to three universities, and to my surprise – all of them gave me offers to pursue my PhD. Out of the three, I liked the university, projects and the supervisor at Australian National University (ANU) the most, but there were various considerations that I had to take into account. One major factor was in relocating to another city, where my husband and I had no friends or support, and the uncertainty of whether there would be a Hope Church. It was a very difficult decision to make as I did not want to change the church environment I was used to. After discussing with my husband, we agreed that if there was a Hope Church in Canberra, we would move. We started praying and asking God to show us His direction clearly. Just a minute later, I received a phone call from my life group leader, and the first sentence she said was, “Hey Camilia, I just checked with Ps Brendan and would like to tell you that there is a Hope Church in Canberra.” Both my husband and I were shocked as we had never thought that God could respond in such a short time with such a clear answer. I confidently chose ANU.

Consequently, during the 3.5 years of study, I suffered an illness and experienced many challenges that I almost gave up. Yet at the same time, I felt God’s power, mercy, and love in every situation. I believe that as long as we give our best to do things according to God’s purpose, God will protect us and do the rest for us. I have since completed my PhD and found a job! My language and interpersonal skills have improved, and most importantly my spiritual life has also grown significantly. God is truly faithful, merciful and at work in our lives!

Jeremiah 29:11 (ESV), “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

 Dr. Camilia Yang Xi
Medical Researcher
Elevate S5, St Lucia Morning Service

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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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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.

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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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