I’m a pastor living and serving in the Ocean View community on the Southern Peninsula of Cape Town. Fifty women from Ocean View were sponsored to attend COLOUR this year, and the blessings were far beyond what we could have hoped or imagined.
On the Thursday night after COLOUR, all of us gathered together to bask in the glow of what God had done in our lives. We spent almost two hours laughing, crying, and retelling what had been spoken over us and what God had done deep in our hearts. One of the highlights for our girls was what Vera Kasevich said about family, which has inspired us to love and appreciate our families in new and radical ways.
Christine Caine spoke great truths into our hearts, especially to do with creating Ishmaels in our own worlds, i.e. when we don’t trust God but try to make our own plans. Many of the women confessed to having Ishmaels in their lives, and expressed a new desire to trust God and wait on Him. We want to live in faith and trust God for what He has promised for our lives!
Overall, the conference was deeply personal to our ladies and God touched us all individually. The Ocean View girls felt abundantly loved by everyone at Hillsong – the volunteers, and all the people involved in putting on the conference. My friend Charlene said that, ever since COLOUR, she has felt like she has had an ‘adrenaline shot’, and we all agree! We are very grateful for God’s love, and Hillsong’s partnership, and VERY EXPECTANT for what God has ahead for us!
“Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.” (Psalm 40:5)
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