Volume. XXXiii, No. 52
Sunday, 23 June 2019

Anniversary Congratulations & Greetings (Part 2)


Greetings from Filadelfia BP Church in Batam,


We would like to rejoice with you on your 33rd Anniversary, wish you have a fruitful years ahead, pressing toward the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. We are grateful to Hope B-P Church for your support and prayers to our ministry in Batam. Thanks to Elder Michael and Pastor Okman Ki who had visited us recently. May God make you a mission-minded church and a channel of blessings to bless others. To God be the glory. Romans 11:36 "For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.”


His servant,
Preacher Ang Liang Phoa


Rev Ki and the Session
Hope BPC,

Greetings in His Blessed Name.

For thirty-three blessed years, Hope B-P Church has been firmly anchored on the solid foundation of Christ. He is the life of the Church. For such a faithful Church, it is not any wonder that you have the glorious assurance “ ... the gates of hell shall not prevail against it .”

Evangel Bible-Presbyterian Church Malaysia rejoices with you on such a happy occasion. While our Lord doth tarry, we encourage the valiant brethren of Hope BPC to be faithful and to ‘... spend and be spent for Him...’ We are confident of this one thing that your labour of love is not in vain, in the Lord.

Soli Deo Gloria

Your fellow co-Labourer in Christ,
Rev YC Lim on behalf of Evangel Bible-Presbyterian Church
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia


Dear Hope Church,


Greetings from Singapore in the name of Christ our Lord who says, “...lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.”

It is with great joy that I am greeting you as you commemorate the 33rd Anniversary of Hope Church. 


I was a young student when I heard of the birth of Hope Church 33 years ago. It never occurred to me that I would be closely associated with you years later.


As I looked back, I marvelled at how God was preparing a church for my son years before he was even born and likewise, for many other overseas students in Adelaide. I am most grateful that my son is now part of a church that is alive and zealous for Christ’s crown and covenant. I am always rejuvenated whenever I visited you. God has indeed blessed you with a team of godly Church Officers.


On this happy occasion, on behalf of our Church Officers and people, I wish you a very blessed 33rd Anniversary. May our Lord continue to bless your ministry and congregation. May Christ be greatly exalted in Adelaide through your labour of love.


Rev Willy Ng
Criswell Tabernacle Singapore


Blessed 33rd Anniversary Hope BP Church. 

Dearly beloved brethren at Hope Bible-Presbyterian Church, Adelaide.


Solomon writes that “to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven”. [Ecc. 3:1] Thirty-three years is a significant milestone to reflect on the past, to rejoice in the present and to refocus on the future.  Whenever we look back to reflect on the work for the Lord, whether 3 years or for that matter even 33 years, our hearts are filled with thanksgiving to the Lord.


In the pioneering years of the church Michael Lee, Ngie Joo Gong, Joseph Selvanayagam, Tony and Sally Law together with the Paauwes had served tirelessly and sacrificially for the cause of Christ and the gospel. While they may not have looked for and received any reward from man for serving, I pray that the Lord Himself would be their reward. Surely, there is no greater satisfaction can they have than to know that the fruits of their labour have been a blessing to many, not only within Hope BPC but even beyond Adelaide.  Now may I commend Rev. Edward Paauwe for his vision, purpose which led him to the founding of Hope Church. Although he is now a retired minister, he does not cease serving the Lord Jesus Christ.


In the midst of uncertainty the Lord has raised up young people of His choice to serve in the church session with your Pastor, Rev. Timothy Okman Ki who had been instrumental in finding the present church building at 16 Bedford Square, Colonel Light Gardens SA for the growing congregation.


Shall we echo the words of 1 Samuel 7:12 “Hitherto hath the Lord helped us” .


Rev. Peter Chua.
Pastor, Sharon Bible-Presbyterian Church   


Dear Sir/ Madam,


On behalf of Stronghold Cambodia team, We are thankful   to the Lord for Hope-Bible Presbyterian Church, Adelaide for her faithful service to God's people for 33 years. We pray that God will continue to bless church and the leadership for the sake of God's Kingdom, not only in Australia, but also in Cambodia, and other countries around the world. Thank you for your service to the Lord.


God's blessing, 
Bro Phan Narit ''Jesse''
Ta Ang Village,Trey Koh,Kampot,

“There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.” Proverbs 19:21



Greetings from Bandung,


Congratulations to 33rd anniversary of Hope BP church and praise God that Hope church is growing and matured as the body of Christ with times.


I cannot thank God enough for His guidance and provisions towards Hope church and his mercy and grace upon Hope Church.


Congratulations to Pastor Ki, sessions and all congregations. It is always delightful to see that hopefuls are following His footsteps with joy and love. 


I pray that the Holy Spirit will be dwelling among hopefuls and church will remain faithful after generation to generations.


Glory to God
Sis Esther Kim


More Lively Hope



  • Please note: There will be no AFG, M2M, Neighbourhood Bible Study groups, Wednesday Bible Study & VFG in July. All groups will resume in August.
  • Visitation to All Hallows’ Mews Anglicare, Westbourne Park after Adult Sunday School today.
  • Hospitality Roster for Bro Kenneth Cheong is in the Foyer. Please put your names down to fellowship with & minister to him.
  • Kitchen Committee is hosting a fundraising lunch next Lord’s Day, 30 June. Hotdogs and salad - $2 each. Money raised will go to the Building Fund for the new Sunday School building.
  • All committee, fellowship & ministry group leaders: please prepare annual reports at the end of the current financial year & then submit to Dn Kevin Low by early July.
  • Please observe all parking signs when parking your vehicles. Please DO NOT block our neighbours’ driveways, and do not park on the streets north & west of church (Bedford Square).
  • Lunch Duty: This week: YAF. Next week: Neighbourhood Bible Study groups.  



  • Healing: Pastor Ki; Rev George van Buuren; Rev Edward & Mrs Lehia Paauwe; and others who need healing.
  • Missions Ministry in Batam: Pastor Okman & Sis Myung Ki.
  • Missions:  IBPFM Missionaries worldwide and other Missions.
  • Ebenezer BPC (Melb) – Bro Kenneth Cheong, Session & members.
  • Journey mercies: Pastor Okman & Sis Myung Ki (Batam);  and others who are travelling.


Praise & Thanksgiving

  • Working Bee
  • Journey mercies: Dn Sung Hyun & Sis Amy Ma & Grace (Korea); & others who have travelled.





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14 Bedford Square, Colonel Light Gardens, South Australia 5041