Last Day of Conference

Published November 1, 2013

I had hoped to post a blog each day of the conference but due to intermittent internet connection this has not been possible.

Today was the final day of the conference and as in past conferences a time for bringing things to a close. So many things that could be said but would all take up too much space. Yesterday we had a time of worship that was quite amazing. The presence of God in that room was palpable. Today Dr Jean (President of ISAAC International) spoke and then Pax led us into a time of allowing God to minister to people. How good was this. People coming forward for prayer. Others moving around the room praying for others and still others praying together in groups. This is the essence of an ISAAC conference. Allowing God to refresh and renew people who are working in difficult, and sometimes lonely, places. This was indeed a special time.

Today we also heard testimonies from delegates as to what the conference had meant to them. One lady from China told us, through tears, how important it had been to her. I should add here that during this conference this lady had heard for the first time the name of Pol Pot. She is just starting understand the horrors, not only of what went on here in Cambodia, but also the devastation that communism has caused in China and Russia. 3 million people died under Pol Pot. More than 50 million under Mao in China and similar numbers in Russia.

Others told us how the fellowship with other like minded people had encouraged them, and still others challenged us all to move forward with a message of hope for the world.

As in other conferences we have heard messages from a variety of speakers, which I will report on later, and we attended workshops on a variety of subjects. All of this has been important and influential in people lives, but I think most people would say that the connecting with others over coffee and meals has been the best part of the time together. For myself to meet up with friends from across the world has been fantastic, but to meet new friends for new places has been just as good and important.

From here we hope to build on those connections, take up the invitations to run training programs in their centres and generally see the work of recovery and ministry to the needy go forward in Asia.

We arrive back in Australia next week and I will write up a more detailed report on this wonderful time together.

1 Response to “Last Day of Conference”

  1. Michael Quinlan November 2, 2013

    Love this last comment you made Warwick this is the thing Cynthia and I desire the most after all your comment says it all…Glad you guys had a great conference!!!

    ” but I think most people would say that the connecting with others over coffee and meals has been the best part of the time together. For myself to meet up with friends from across the world has been fantastic, but to meet new friends for new places has been just as good and important.”

    G`day Mate Michael :0)


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