At the end of 2012, there was a lot happening in my life. I remember going to my hairdresser with a pain at the side. I have experienced such pains before, and usually I would have a cup of hot tea and lie down on my stomach. While I was having my hair done, I told my hairdresser about the pain and how I had not opened my bowels for about 3 days. Even though I mentioned it, I still did not think much into it.

That night when I went home, I went straight to bed. Yet the pain persisted until I could not bear it anymore; I was moaning in pain and agony. I asked my younger sister to call for an ambulance, and was immediately taken to the hospital. I was told that it was gastro, and I was discharged the next day. However, the pain persisted and I got worse the next day, vomiting and having excess pain. The ambulance took me to the hospital a second time, and I saw three doctors before my family or I knew what was wrong. The last doctor told me that I had a distended and obstructed bowel, and she sent me over to the Emergency department. As it was considered an emergency case by then, they did tests and x-rays no sooner than I had arrived, and they confirmed what the doctor had reported.

I was admitted on Saturday and was told that I needed an emergency surgery the next day, as the complication was very bad. It was frightening and scary, as the doctors did not know what would come out of it. During that time, it made me appreciate my church community, friendship and love so much more. Most importantly, I truly experienced that God was my ANCHOR. There was never a dull moment in my hospital admission. Praise God that my operation was successful, and I was still able to have my large intestines and bowel functioning as God had created. What’s more, the many people from church who visited me and how they showed me love, care and compassion amazed the other patients. The prayers from my family, church and my life group members helped me through this very difficult time.

God went far beyond. Not only did I not pay for any hospital bills (operation, hospital stay, medication, etc), one of the patients whom I met at the hospital started coming to our church and eventually brought the whole family! God is indeed great, and His ways are beyond ours. Romans 8:28 was truly and will always be alive!

Romans 8:28, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Jessy Ngoma
Degree in Nursing

Elevate W4, Willawong Service

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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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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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