Our Stories

The Old Is Gone! The New Is Here!

Before I became a Christian, I was a hard man. I had a bad childhood. There was domestic violence, my parents separated due to my mother’s affair and we had to put up with constant verbal abuse. All this trauma affected me, I felt deeply inferior. I was in and out of...

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God Has A Plan For Me

Ever since I was young, I was never good at math or science. However, I decided to take AP biology in my senior year, which was one of the higher level science courses, my biology teacher asked me, “Are you sure? I thought you were never going to touch science again?”...

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Facing The Giants

I grew up in a close-knitted family in Singapore. We did many activities such as sports, board games and housework together. Choosing to come to Australia to study was a tough decision as I would be leaving so much behind. I would constantly miss my family. In...

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God’s Faithful Encounter

In December 2019, I was part of UQ6's Singapore mission team. It was my first mission trip ever. I remembered nearing the trip, I felt so distant from God and unprepared for what was to come. There was a sense of feeling unqualified to do His work, and my faith in God...

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God’s Will is Always the Best

Last November, 11 of us from QUT and GU went on a mission trip with Ambassadors of Jesus Christ (AFJC) in the Philippines. Going with fear of having minimal to give and contribute, God showed me that it is not so much about my giving but it was Him taking me on a...

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Trials and Triumphs

Sept 2016, God gave me a vision to start a business to create employment opportunities for people with disability. At the time I didn’t know when and how. Since then God have shown me over and over again that my simple YES at the time was enough for Him to do more...

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No compromise

Hi, my name is Joanna and I’m from the ever-so loving UQ6! Today I will be sharing with you about having no compromise and how God used the community her at Hope Church to transform my life. Since the age of 8, I was a volleyball player. Volleyball was my life – my...

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Trust in the All-Knowing God

During a recent trip to Hawaii, while visiting Pearl Harbour, there appeared a double rainbow in the sky, an unusual sight. I was reminded of the covenant and promises of the all-knowing God who never change. He cares for me and knows my needs. I am very grateful for...

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How God healed me and blessed my family

Having grown up as the “black” sheep of my family, I strived to be the best version of everything I did by constantly challenging and pushing my limits. However, in 2018 just when I finally felt that I was done with ‘proving’ myself, I got diagnosed with breast...

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Journey of Serving in God’s House

I first joined the ushering ministry in Hope Church about 8-9 years ago. During that time, I did not understand the true meaning of serving because I was still a young believer and was unsure of what I was doing. I just followed my leader and everyone else in the...

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God, You Are So Good

Throughout my adult life, I was a non-believer until He brought me through difficult times and delivered me by the power of God. On 4th September 2018, my doctor informed me that I had breast cancer. My whole world came crashing down, asking why me and helplessness...

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