Our Stories

Life is a Blessing

I moved to Australia from Hong Kong with my family when I was a teenager. Around the same time, I lost my hearing. Learning English was extremely difficult, and I avoided interacting with my classmates and strangers. I lived with anxiety and low self-esteem due to my...

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A Journey of Trust

My testimony is about my recent journey of finding employment. My previous job contract ceased in early May, while my graduate visa remained valid for about 10 months. This meant that I would either have to get a new job, or leave Australia. While I felt that God did...

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God Is Infinitely More

In October this year, I will be heading with a team from our church, to India for a medical missions trip. I’ve always wanted to do missions, but always felt like I never had enough money, or enough annual leave to really go. I always thought 4 weeks of annual leave...

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Pain, Reason, Relationship – Jesus Christ

My mother had passed away because of cancer when I was 10. This left a massive scar in my heart as my mother meant the entire world to me. I was hurt and in pain that led to severe depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and attempts. I missed school for two weeks,...

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God in the little things (Suffering or the lack thereof)

Growing up both my parents worked extremely hard to provide for the family and consequently I was never in need or want. In fact, I can honestly say that I've never faced true hardship or major setbacks in my life. I started attending Hope Church after coming to...

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Heart Opened by God

I was born in a traditional family, where male was more valuable than female. My mom has 2 daughters when she was pregnant with me. When I was born, there was a suggestion to swap me with my boy cousin, because they wanted a son. The expectation of me being a son has...

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Declaring My Faith through Water Baptism

Initially, I did not have any intention of joining any church/Christian community when I first came to Brisbane. I thought that I will continue doing what I have been doing which is just going to church every Sunday but God sure has a greater plan for me. It’s kinda...

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Raising Children

Raising three young boys, Jonathan, Caleb and Isaac, I have slowly learned that there are three constants. The constant need for activity, the continual back to back birthday parties and how children can consistently get creative when left to their own devices. It was...

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Empowerment and Strength

One Sunday in the month of May, I was contemplating if I should attend the Church Service as I had assignments due very soon. Nevertheless, it was the first time that I felt a very strong prompt and calling from God to attend the service, so I did go. While waiting...

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Stepping Out with God

I would like to share a story about my personal walk with God, particularly in the area of outreach. Socialising with people who I do not really know scares me. Starting a conversation was not always easy, because I was afraid of awkward silence when I ran out of...

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God Is Good

It was last year when Belle asked me if my husband CJ and I would be willing to organise the Hope Gold Coast annual ‘Justice Day’ fundraising event for 2019. At that point in time, we both enthusiastically agreed to take it on and really wanted to give it our best...

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