Monday, March 28, 2011

Colour Conference overview...


what else can i say, it was just the most beautiful thing ever!!

It has been a full week since it finished, i have been so busy with my new job at MAC so i havn't had a chance to post about the Colour Conference yet....but all i can say is that it was one of the most beautful, touching things ever!!

it all started on the Thursday night at the Entertainment centre in Sydney city where about 10,000 women from all over the world came together.....when we first arrived we got to walk the red carpet up into the building :)  that was a lot of fun, cant say i have ever walked down the red carpet :) hahaha

Basically there was a service on thursday night, with an amazing opening ceremony followed with a worship service (it was a Christian event).....the Hillsong Church team led the worship service...then Bobby Houston came and spoke to us all...

me and one of my dear friends Rachel, from Perth Western Australia, on the first night!

some of the crowd

over 10,000 women!!

Friday morning we all met up again at 10:00 am where a speaker from the U.S (Jeanne Mayo) came and spoke to us follwed again by another sermon this time by a guy from the U.S (Craig Doeschell)....not sure if thats how you spell his surname!

Craig Preaching

they did beautiful sermons and very challenging....about facing our fears and being all that we can be in life thru God....and not letting circumstances in life get us down and keep us down.... etc was awesome!!

small section of the crowd....   :)

at about 1pm....the ladies met up again and had some guest speakers talk to the audience about Human particular the sex trade involving young girls etc....

One of the women there (Christine Cain) started a campaign against human trafficking.....i would encourage EVERYONE to go to the website;

the A21 campaign....


have a read and see what we can all do about it....whether it is praying, donating, fasting.....whatever you can do...all of us can do something to help!!!
some of these girls in the sex trade have to service from 40-110 customers per day!!!! they are stolen, raped, beaten and kept in unsanitary conditions!!! it is just beyond disgusting!!! some of the stories that were told were unbearable....i honeslty encourage everyone reading this to please look at the site and help in some way!! it only takes 1 person to start a revolution and we all have a voice....sometimes things like this can seem so overwhelming and like we could never stop it cause its everywhere....but as we do something and the people around us start to do something...its a start and it becomes infectious!!! WE CAN DO SOMETHING!!!

Friday evening, we had another beautiful performance by the Hillsong team about how us women are to colour our world....we are to shine light into this world....and be like a rainbow!! then we had the amazing Lisa Bevere speak to us on becoming a not be timid and shy but to rise up in our lives and take charge and to become fearless!! i would encourage anyone to read her book "Lioness Arising", im reading it at the moment and its a really good book, very thought provoking!!!

Rachel (i did a blue smokey eye for her using the Estee Lauder Blue Dahlia palette)

during worship service!

Saturday morning we had Craig preach again, followed by Jeanne Mayo....just amazing services again!!! in the afternoon we met up again, this time there was a discussion about how we can reach our community and to link up with other groups/people, eg, Salvation Army....people that help the homeless, street kids, aged care homes etc etc...and to reach out to our commmunity in acts of we also had someone from the Mcgrath foundation (breast cancer foundation), come and talk to us about breast cancer awareness was really good to have 10,000 women in one room all joining together to discuss issues that affect all women!!

speaker from the Mcgrath foundation

Saturday night was the last night (sadly) and Lisa Bevere as well as Christine Cain spoke followed by one of the most touching performances to end the night!! Dont think there was a dry eye in the room!!

this conference has made a massive impact on my life....and im so grateful to have been able to go! Im also so proud to be able to say i go to Hillsong church, a church that really is making a difference in the world, its a joy to go to church and be a part of all that God is doing!!

a group of ladies in red from New Caledonia!!

i met some lovely people...made some really good friends!!

on another note, in between services like during the day...there were pampering stations where you could go to have your makeup and nails done for free followed by a massage....we were also given lunch packs each day as well as a gift each!! plus ice cream and chocolate as we know all women love chocolate!!! :)

sad its all over!!! :(

Cant wait for next year!!!

Love always

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