“In your heart, you know the purposes of God. God’s has determined His purposes for enlargement for you and the kingdom at this time”, came the word of God from his prophet. With his hands resting firmly on my shoulders, the man of God spoke clearly and surely. The deep desires of my heart, some of which were so deep inside that I had yet to find the words to articulate, was being deftly painted in a picture of words by the Spirit of God.
For many months, I had cried unto the LORD, “Who am I to do your work? How I lack! Surely the task I see before me is too big! How will I reach all those poor souls?”
The answers to my cries came swiftly through the man of God, “… the portion of the harvest is going to be yours, it’s not just a gleaning around the edges, it’s a good hunk of the harvest you have seen in your mind and your heart.”
Those words of encouragement from the LORD continued burning brightly in the hearts of Lai Ling and I as we left Melbourne and took our first steps of faith to pioneer the church in Brisbane.
In February 1993, we started our first prayer meeting and Bible study with just Lai Ling and myself. God honored our faith as, others soon joined with us and new believers were added to the group. In August 1993, Hope Church started our first Sunday public meetings in the Gordon Greenwood building at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.