Hope Australia is a national prayer movement


Francis & Maria Low in Canberra Australia

Francis Low was heavily involved in the New Age and other Eastern religions before he became a Christian in 1983 after he encountered Jesus Christ in a powerful way. He later studied law and commerce at the Australian National University and started regular prayer meetings at the Australian National University, which led to a move of God on campus among a number of university students in the mid to late 1980's. He began to publicly preach and teach in 1987 in churches in Australia and Asia and at the same time he worked as a partner of a national law firm in Canberra before starting National Business Lawyers in 2000 a boutique commercial law firm.

Over the years the firm has evolved into a boutique commercial law firm that specializes in commercial contracts, estate planning, business succession and business structures and is well known in business circles as an expert in that area. Francis has also travelled extensively around the world conducting international business negotiations and transactions deals. In his travels he has communicated with leaders of industries and nations. He also has a wealth of experience in international banking matters and is advisor to a number business groups. He has been facilitating and coordinating prayer in the city of Canberra for the past 25 years and currently leads (with others), a city wide ministry called "Hope Australia". He continues to ministers and speaks into the lives of peoples, groups and organisations from different spheres of influence worldwide.

Maria became a Christian in 1982, in Sydney and became involved with the evangelism arm of the church and was active in street evangelism and new Christian counselling. In 1985, she became involved in the leadership as a staff worker of a student Christian movement called Students for Christ on NSW University, where she was involved in campus evangelism, leading bible studies and discipling others. Maria moved to Canberra in 1988, where continued with Students for Christ at the Australian National University. She later worked in the public service in Canberra for many years as Office Manager in Child Health & Women's Health before having their two sons Daniel and David. She has been involved in missions and has travelled to China, the Philippines and Mozambique. For the last ten years or more Maria has led (with others), Alpha Courses in various marketplace settings where people have been come to a saving knowledge of Christ. She is currently facilitating Matriarchs of Hope, hosting a women's webinar online and together with others they are reaching out into the community. She currently works with Francis at National Business Lawyers.

In response to God's call to us in Australia, Hope Australia was formed out of a desire to see God invited into every arena of our lives through a lifestyle of prayer. It was formed with a dedicated team of people who have made Hope Australia possible. Among them are Bob & Anne Brown, Peter & Lily Viertmann, Sim Sung & Elaine Ee and many others. Amongst other things, prayer Webinars were created to facilitate adoration prayer where each week people join in to worship God online, from around Australia and other places worldwide. Hope Australia facilitates regular times of prayer, worship, teaching and impartation, which empower believers to be carriers of God's presence and vessels of transformation in the various spheres of influence where God has placed them.

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