My husband Navin and I recently wed in April this year. Prior to marriage, we had discussed that we were both keen to start a family, but we would give ourselves some time to adjust to married life, by enjoying our new life together and giving ourselves an opportunity to create a better financial position.

Soon after our wedding, we came to the conclusion together that this was not the right mindset. As a result, we committed to God in prayer our desire to have a family and acknowledged Him as our ultimate Provider. Trusting in Him and His timing, we handed our plans and cares into His hands.

About a month and a bit later, I had a suspicion that things were running a little late in my world, and I began pondering about whether I was pregnant. That weekend, I sensed in my spirit that someone might have something to share with us about this. That Sunday at church, Belle approached me and Navin to share with us that she had a vision whilst worshipping, that she saw me heavily pregnant! My heart jumped inside of me with wonder and delight! I thought my ponderings were perhaps based on my over-analytical mind and suspicions, and maybe I was being a little fanciful. The following day after a quick test, Belle’s word was confirmed.

Several weeks later while on a church camp, Navin and I were praying over the baby and asking God to give us the grace to be good parents. Again, God showed us that He is with us through someone whom I had never met and who did not know me. She gave me a word that she saw me heavily pregnant and that God’s angels were around me, ministering to me.
I have been absolutely blown away that God would speak to me so specifically and personally – that the Holy Spirit present in me gently spoke to my heart, followed by God’s word through Belle. As we let go of our agenda and put our trust in the Lord, He has not just left us there but has been continually speaking His blessing over us and our future.

We have been committing to God for His provision as to how we will get everything that we need for our little one, along with our future finances as I take maternity leave from work. God’s hand of grace can be seen moving over our lives. We have been blessed with some amazing bargains, and have been given some baby items out of the blue that were exactly what we needed. God’s goodness and provision is just the best!

As we hand all our cares to Him, He works everything for our good. This season has taken me to new places of understanding and trust. As I let go of my way of doing things, my timings and understandings, it has made me free and available for God to work in and through me.

Elizabeth (Libbee) Patel
Administration Assistant
Working Life Group, Gold Coast Service

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WA, NZ & International

Adults / Youth (13 - 17 years) / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $149


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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EARLY BIRD (ends 31/5)

WA, NZ & International

Adults / Youth / Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $124


Adults - $144
Youth (13 - 17 years) - $124
Family (2 adults plus kids under 4) - $144

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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$15 (without meal)
$55 (with 3 lunches and 2 dinners)

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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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Interstate Delegates

Please book your flights to leave Brisbane after 5pm.

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7 + 10 =

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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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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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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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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.