The decision to study in Brisbane, a new environment where I knew absolutely no one, was a huge step beyond my comfort zone. To date, this decision still surprises me and I know that it was God who had given me the courage to take this step.

I was always very shy and suffered from social anxiety. As I was extremely introverted and socially awkward, my confidence level was close to zero and I grew up thinking that I was deficient in every way. Believing that I did not have any valuable input to offer, I avoided social interactions and rejected every invitation to go out with friends as I did not want them to feel obliged to talk to me when there were more interesting people around. Eventually, the invitations stopped coming altogether as people gave up on me and started to think that I was antisocial. I could not see a future for myself and all I wanted to do was to hide in the comfort of my room for the rest of my life.

Immensely worried about coming over to Brisbane, I asked God for help in desperation, even though I was not a Christian back then. Yet He listened to my cry for help and not only did He answer it, He gave me so much more than I had asked for. He gave me a loving and caring family in UQ3, where everyone welcomed me despite my flaws, and through this community, He gave me the opportunity to get to know Him personally. I was so amazed to realise that He had been watching over me before I had even acknowledged His presence in my life, and from that realisation sprang a hope that prompted me to accept Christ.

Over the past few months, He revealed to me many things about myself that I never understood. As I had truly believed that my academic achievements were my only redeeming quality, I frequently overexerted myself by striving for achievements that never quite fulfilled me, causing my health to deteriorate in the process. God, knowing me better than I knew myself, explained to me that all my doubts and identity struggles had stemmed from my insecurities. He showed me how I had let the seed of insecurity in my heart branched so far out that it was clouding my judgement, giving me a warped view of myself. He helped me to realise that I am worth much more than a string of letters, for I am a unique individual of His creation. God never makes mistakes, and He made me the way that I am because He has a purpose for me.

As I learned to cast my fears and worries unto Him, He has blessed me with a peace that I had never experienced before. As I opened my heart to Him, He opened my eyes and changed my outlook on life. He taught me to no longer let my insecurities rule, because in doing so I was missing out on the beauty that He has created. Accepting Christ was my first independent decision, and words cannot express how thankful I am for the opportunity to be transformed by the amazing love of God.

Hui Jean Lim
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) 

Uni-Generation UQ 3, St Lucia Afternoon Service

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NORMAL PRICING

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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TRAVEL & ACCOMODATION

Interstate Delegates

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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