I grew up in a non-Christian family back in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. My parents have been working really hard to support the family. I never thought of studying overseas. Amazingly, my parents managed to send me to Singapore for 4 years to study. Upon graduation, I had to go back to Vietnam because I could not find any jobs. I was hopeless at that point in time. I decided to further my studies, and instead of going to the university that I chose in Sydney, God brought me here to QUT.

On the first day of orientation week, a guy approached me and introduced me to CCM (Campus Christian Movement). I was not that keen at first because of the fact that it was a Christian club and of some past experiences. Yet, I decided to give life group a try, and amazingly everyone there was nice and caring. To cut the long story short, during one Sunday service, Ps Wilson gave an invitation to those who wanted to accept Jesus into their lives. I wanted to respond, but I held back because of fear. Yet Pastor continued, “No one can make this decision for you, for it is a personal decision, and your parents can’t make this decision for you.” At that moment, I decided to respond and gave my life to Jesus, because I knew God was speaking to me.

Then came the day when I had to face up to my fears and tell my parents about my decision of following Jesus. Just before I called my parents, I sensed that God was asking me to confess my faith to my parents and I rejected. During the conversation, God prompted me again, and I took a leap of faith to tell them that I am a Christian.

As expected, my mum kept asking me for the reason of changing my belief and how I could reject my ancestor’s religion. I burst into tears over the phone as I answered her that it was my faith. I knew that she was worried and that made me worry too. I felt God prompting me to say to my mum: “Even though I am a Christian, I am still your son.” Upon hearing that, praise God that she did calm down.

After the conversation, I asked God, “what have I done wrong?” and prayed for my relationship with my parents. Minutes later, my mum called me back and said that she was ok for me to be a Christian, but just don’t bother to be too religious.

When God called and I responded, it was like God brought me out of my comfort zone into a journey of faith, just like how Peter responded to Jesus and stepped out of the boat in the middle of the sea. God was too good to remind me again on the next day during Tuesday unit prayer through Joshua 24:14-15:

“Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Andy Diep
Master Student
Uni-Generation QUT4, St Lucia Afternoon Service

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

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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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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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$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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