(1 of 5) Things Delegates Didn’t See at OneLove, Oxygen & Search For Success

Over 7 days, 4,500 delegates streamed through the ATP doors to hear the Word preached at OneLove, Oxygen and Search For Success. Being on staff, I had the privilege to interact with delegates from across the globe and to use my VIP swiper to access the “Restricted” rooms and walk in and out of sessions as I pleased. 

From the perspective of a kcc staff, here is the first of 5 things that delegates didn’t necessarily see at OneLove, Oxygen and Search For Success:

1. God’s power through a weary team:

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Firstly, most delegates who came to encourage the team, commented on how organised we were. Each time I heard this, I couldn’t help but praise God for enabling the KCC mob to keep-it-all-together. 

If you look very closely at the photo above, you may see my tiny little head on the far left of the Concierge Desk. What surrounds me is a tirade of delegates waiting for parking passes, dinner vouchers, replacement name-tags/lanyards and last-minute tickets - all the while our printer is jamming, the phones are ringing and the radios in our ears won’t stop talking! 

By the last day of Oxygen, my nose was bleeding, I was falling asleep in random places & I found myself doing inappropriate things…like hugging the speakers without their permission. To top it off, our colleague Steve (the guy running the show) was sick in a hotel.

Amongst the chaos, tears and sleep deprivation, I can testify that God’s Spirit was working powerfully behind the scenes. At critical times, God always provided the extra hands or resources to get the job done.

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5

Some of us prefer to listen to Moses when we have access up the mountain! What good is a selfie with me, when you can be in the presence of God?
- Francis Chan, Oxygen Conference, Sydney

Some of us prefer to listen to Moses when we have access up the mountain! What good is a selfie with me, when you can be in the presence of God?

- Francis Chan, Oxygen Conference, Sydney

YOU AIN’T NEVER HAD A FRIEND LIKE ME!

Goodbye Robin Williams.

Will miss the voice of my favourite childhood movie. Thanks for teaching me that a great friendship requires loyalty, trust and sometimes a leap of faith. 

The hub of of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus”. The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” ♥

Being reminded of some great truths in our weariness. @sasasasamac

The hub of of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus”. The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” ♥

Being reminded of some great truths in our weariness. @sasasasamac

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die. John 11:25

You can destroy a Christian’s life but never their soul. Pray that Iraqi Christians will stand firm in the faith even in persecution.

A sister encouraged me yesterday with this hand written bible verse. #Grateful #onelove2014 #oxygen14

A sister encouraged me yesterday with this hand written bible verse. #Grateful #onelove2014 #oxygen14

…and it’s a wrap! Torn between feeling happy/sad that this week is over! Praise God for bringing thousands into the ATP…and thank you for blessing me with crazy workmates.

…and it’s a wrap! Torn between feeling happy/sad that this week is over! Praise God for bringing thousands into the ATP…and thank you for blessing me with crazy workmates.

#oxygen14 is over and now we’re setting up for #searchforsuccess where 2000+ people will hear the gospel. Thank you volunteers and thank you God for blessing me with the best job in the world!

#oxygen14 is over and now we’re setting up for #searchforsuccess where 2000+ people will hear the gospel. Thank you volunteers and thank you God for blessing me with the best job in the world!

Highlight of the day: interviewing Nancy Guthrie.  After losing two 6 month old babies in a row she prayed that “…the biggest tragedy is if this pain is wasted. So use me God, for good.” Nancy has since written multiple books on grief, had her story published in Time Magazine and together with her husband, they host retreats to encourage couples who have also lost children. Was encouraged today to always run towards God in suffering for He is good always even if what I think is “goodness” is not experienced in this lifetime. #blessed #oxygen14 #godisgoodalways #hope

Highlight of the day: interviewing Nancy Guthrie. After losing two 6 month old babies in a row she prayed that “…the biggest tragedy is if this pain is wasted. So use me God, for good.” Nancy has since written multiple books on grief, had her story published in Time Magazine and together with her husband, they host retreats to encourage couples who have also lost children. Was encouraged today to always run towards God in suffering for He is good always even if what I think is “goodness” is not experienced in this lifetime. #blessed #oxygen14 #godisgoodalways #hope

#oxygen14 - absolutely loving the feedback from pastors, volunteers, charity workers and ministry leaders who have been genuinely refreshed & encouraged today. What a privilege to be a part of the chaos ;) ♡

#oxygen14 - absolutely loving the feedback from pastors, volunteers, charity workers and ministry leaders who have been genuinely refreshed & encouraged today. What a privilege to be a part of the chaos ;) ♡

1000 women under 1 roof belting out #howgreatisourgod! Praise God for His amazing ♥ #onelove2014

1000 women under 1 roof belting out #howgreatisourgod! Praise God for His amazing ♥ #onelove2014

Doesn’t get better than this! Am going to enjoy my week at the ATP for #onelove2014 #oxygen14 and #searchforsuccess

Doesn’t get better than this! Am going to enjoy my week at the ATP for #onelove2014 #oxygen14 and #searchforsuccess

One more sleep until #onelove2014 conference! Loved potting these gorgeous blooms for the Hope Foundation stall @bronwenhealy

One more sleep until #onelove2014 conference! Loved potting these gorgeous blooms for the Hope Foundation stall @bronwenhealy

She blasian, she amazing & we all love her to bits. Here’s to 30 years of JD goodness. ♥ you @jacqsprat84 #savedbygrace #bestworkmates

She blasian, she amazing & we all love her to bits. Here’s to 30 years of JD goodness. ♥ you @jacqsprat84 #savedbygrace #bestworkmates

Sneak peak into what is going to be an amazing week. What a privilege to be a part of #oxygen14 and #onelove2014. ♥

Sneak peak into what is going to be an amazing week. What a privilege to be a part of #oxygen14 and #onelove2014. ♥