ABOUT US

OUR STORY

The vision for a 24/7 House of Prayer in the city of Perth was planted in the hearts of God’s people many years ago but in 2012 God began accelerating this vision within us. He said, “It’s time for the House of Prayer” and this word sent us on a journey of seeking Him for clarity as to what He wanted this House of prayer to look like. In February 2013 a group of 90 people from 30 different churches or ministries gathered to wait on the Lord! A few months later HOPEWA was birthed with this vision:

HOPEWA is the Christian community worshiping and praying together continuously for the transformation of our city, state and beyond.

At the heart of God’s strategy was a story from Exodus 17 where we find Moses on the mountain with his hands raised to the throne of heaven, while Joshua fights the battle against the Amalekites. As long as Moses’ hands are lifted, Joshua is victorious. As soon as Moses’ hands begin to fall, Joshua and his army begin experiencing defeat. God was revealing through this story the importance of prayer and worship (Moses) as key in our battle for souls in our city and beyond! Both worship and prayer and the mission to share the Good News to the lost and broken are needed to ensure victory! 

Since April 2013 HOPEWA has been connecting with pastors and churches across the city and state and hosting united prayer and worship events.  These have included 24 hour events where we engage different prayer facilitators and worship leaders from across the Body of Christ to lead 90 minute sessions around a particular theme.   No two events are ever the same, which makes it quite an adventure with the Lord and one another and each meeting, while hosted by a particular church, is open to anyone in the Body of Christ. We also have been leading prayer meetings for the Persecuted Church since 2015 and for School Chaplains since 2017.

On 1 April 2019 our journey took on a new expression of day and night prayer with the rental of an upstairs apartment space at a local church (Unity Chapel, 8 Bronzewing Street, Huntingdale).  We are now open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm with each day focusing on a different theme.  However, there are several prayer spaces available for individual and small group prayer for those needing to be set apart for a different prayer focus.  For more details about our daily themes please see our “JOIN US” page!

OUR VISION

1. To provide OPPORTUNITES for the CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, including every

– Man, Woman and Child from every Tribe, Language and Nation

2. To WORSHIP & PRAY together CONTINUOUSLY

– To exalt Jesus as Lord over our city, state and nation
– To be a catalyst for connecting the Church in seeking God’s kingdom to come and His will to be done among us
– To contend together for righteousness, justice and truth to prevail
– To provide a place where 24/7 day and night prayer and praise are offered on behalf of our city, state and the nations
– To communicate the revelation received in the HOP to the church through various means.

3. For the TRANSFORMATION of the CITY, STATE & BEYOND

– To see the Church united to reveal Jesus to the world to the Glory of God (Jn 17)
– To see the Church in Perth fulfilling its mandate to be an Antioch City (Acts 13: worshipping, praying, fasting, sending)
– To see the City shining as a Light to the World (Perth the City of Light).

Our ULTIMATE GOAL is to see a 24/7 House of prayer and worship established in the heart of our city, which is facilitated by the Body of Christ serving with one heart and mind to the Glory of God! 

We hope you and your church will unite with us in being the CHURCH that with one heart and mouth is glorifying the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 15:6) in this great city of Perth!

OUR ADVISORY TEAM

Pastor Paul Botha

Pastor Paul Botha

Pastor One Church Perth

 

James Goss

James Goss

 

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Pastor Candace Lahr

Pastor Candace Lahr

Leadership Team Member, Director

Deb Brown

Deb Brown

Leadership Team Member

Diana Thomas

Diana Thomas

Leadership Team Member

Chidi Umeh-Ujubuonu

Chidi Umeh-Ujubuonu

Leadership Team Member

Jared Kealley

Jared Kealley

Leadership Team Member, Treasurer