There was a time in my life that I could not see pass the four walls that I lived in. This was a period of four years which I lived without God. As a brief background, I was brought up in church as a child, but I decided to walk away from God at the age of 18. At that time, I was living in addiction to things such as alcohol, smoking, drugs, partying, and stealing. I was also involved in gang-affiliated activities, including many crimes whilst living on the streets. These were some of the activities that my life revolved around. On the surface, I am known to be happy and fun to everyone, but deep inside I realised that it was the contrary. My heart was empty and I felt alone. I was constantly looking for fulfilment and love, but instead of finding contentment, my mind was controlled by many negative thoughts and lies of the enemy. I was hurting, I felt depressed and life felt as if it had no meaning anymore and I wanted to give up.

Besides, during that period, I was staying in a flat, one street away from Southport High School. One Sunday afternoon as I was walking to find my friends, I walked pass this place and my heart was moved when I heard the music. I went inside to see what it was, knowing that it was probably a church (Hope Gold Coast) – which was the last place I wanted to be. I did not have the courage to attend the service that day, so I left my contact details with one of the ushers. For the next several weeks, I received text messages from the usher inviting me to life group and church. After about four weeks, on 19th August 2012, I finally responded and attended Hope Church. On that very evening, I gave my heart back to Jesus, and immediately I felt the release of His Spirit on me. I felt something that I had not experienced in a very long time and I wanted more!

It has been almost two years since I made my recommitment and rediscovered the love of the Father. He has restored my heart from brokenness and past hurts, and He cleansed me from my unrighteousness. The power of the cross has turned my life around 180 degrees. The Word of God has transformed my heart, and my mind is renewed every day by who God says I am and who He has created me to be. It took time, but now I am no longer addicted to any of those addictions or ways of life mentioned before. I am 24 this year, and I have now been drug free for the past 13 months – the first time since I was 14. When I look at who I am today, I see the power of my salvation to overcome all things through Jesus! I have been set free and I am able to walk firmly in His love.

I would like to end with a verse in the Bible which often reminds me that I can overcome through Jesus. 1 John 5:4-5, “for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.”

Danielle Cochrane
Nursing Assistant 

Gen 148, Gold Coast Service

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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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$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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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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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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