The New year started off with a ladies conference with Lynne Gillies. Before Lynne got up to speak, Kirsten Brannen, a member of Perth Christian Fellowship, shared her testimony about how God has set her free from depression. It was a powerful reminder of how life isn’t easy, but that we have an amazing God who is there for us. Lynne shared her testimony, speaking about how we are here “for such a time as this”, a reference from the book of Esther. She also shared a testimony from someone from her church who had had a terrible time with different situations, but she continued praising God! The conference was a realistic reminder of how things are not easy just because we are Christians, however, come what may, come what befall – there is God in the midst of it all.