Annual Flame Congress January
Venue. Two Free Family Concerts. Children's
whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old
things have passed away; behold the new things have
and experience a special time of
to joy glory
Hocking Parade, Sorrento, Perth, Western
17th through to January 22nd
messages by dynamic speakers will change your life
Raymond de Souza.
Eddie Russell. Steve Peake. Kaye
Since our 2000 AD Jubilee Year Congress, the Lord has led us
to continue the theme
throughout the year, and 2001 was no
The 2002 Congress has B&B
Accommodation with Ocean Views.
Boarding House accommodates around 70 people.
Large dining areas make life easy for the live-in
view from the Boarding House.
Hillarys at night.
The Marina and surrounds with safe swimming.
January's Congress on the theme of "Restoration"
proved to be the right direction for FMI throughout
2001 as the Lord had said it would be when he asked
us to declare 2001 - "A Year of Restoration". As a
result, we have seen some amazing things in the
areas of conversions as well as the restoration of
health, life and relationships.
As the months progressed, the Lord inspired
us to preach again and again on the revival
anointing called The Baptism of Fire. Consequently
we are now seeing another refreshing power of the
Holy Spirit moving in our weekly
It soon became clear that the Lord also wanted us
to make this the foundation and thrust of the 2002
January Congress simply called, -
We have since understood that God is
unfolding a progressive message for our annual
Congresses which seem to set the pace for the whole
year: 2000 was about Liberation.
and, 2003... Well, you take a guess. He has already
reveled the progressive theme for 2003 and if you
can discern what it is, please mail and let us
know. We will tell you if you are right and publish
the names of those who are correct leading up to
the 2003 Congress.
It is one single word.
NEW CONGRESS PROGRAM & VENUE FOR
This year we are
fortunate to use the Sacred Heart College
auditorium for the January Congress.
This gives us more space, facilities, extra
staging equipment, chapel, classrooms and
accommodation enabling us to expand our program.
Accordingly we can now offer our delegates a
Children's Ministry as well B&B Accommodation
for around seventy people with ocean views and
- Beaches and Entertainment.
Because there will be free time during the
days before the evening sessions begin on Friday,
Monday and Tuesday, resident delegates (and others)
will be able to enjoy swimming, shopping,
restaurants and pristine beaches amongst many
things at Hillarys Marina which is within a short
walking distance from the college. You can even
take a ride on a Harley, see the dolphins and get a
tan. There are plenty of activities for children
and adults at the Marina which will help make this
Congress a special time of, "transformation".
- B&B Accommodation.
The boarding house at the College has beach
access and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean,
the Hillarys Marina and Rottnest Island. There are
70 sleeping units, both single and double rooms.
There is a large dining area and other facilities
including a large kitchen. The fee of $25 pp per
night will include a Continental Breakfast. We are
hoping that this added facility will encourage
people from the outlying country areas, the Eastern
States or even from overseas to attend the Congress
in the future.
- Children's Ministry.
For the first time, due to the extra facilities
available to us, we are now able to provide a
Children's Ministry with program and activities
planned and supervised by Ana De Abreu FMI. This
free ministry is open to children over 5 years
music and scores by fmm and produced by the
Flame Youth Ministry.
NEW - 2
Free Family Concerts.
Due to the recent release and popularity of
WORD the MESSAGE cd, we
are introducing two free family concerts to the
Congress this year.
The two concerts start at 7.30pm on Thursday
January 17th and January 22nd and will feature
songs from the CD as well as new and original
music, comedy and drama sketches written and
developed by fmm bass player, Damiem Doherty.
The concerts will be presented by fmm and
the Flame Youth Ministry. The lighting and
technology will be provided by Concert &
Corporate Pty Ltd who did the lighting design for
the CD launch. This company has been very generous
to us in this regard, and considering that we will
be using the same technology used for Michael
Jackson's HIStory Tour, INXS and U2, we expect the
Congress and the Concerts be a visual delight.
Should this idea prove popular, we plan to
keep it as a feature in the coming years. It is
hoped that the CD and the Free Concerts will be the
beginning of the Flame Visual and Performing Arts
Center which aims at developing original works,
from songs and simple dramas, to full musical
from Archbishop Barry James Hickey in support of
Flame Ministries family
congratulate Flame Ministries on the addition of a
family concert to its outstanding Congress program.
It will be a wonderful opportunity for people to
see the musical, lyrical and dramatic abilities of
young people who have created original works for an
audience of all ages. It will be a night of
wholesome fun demonstrating that music and comedy
are even better when applied to worthwhile
subjects. I recommend it wholeheartedly to
families and young people
+ Archbishop B J Hickey
12th Flame Congress
- January 17th to 22nd 2002
Program. The Speakers. The
Rallies - Open to the Public.
January 17th 7.30pm.
Free Family Concert #1
Friday January 18th 7.30pm.
The Transfiguration of Christ - Raymond de
Saturday January 19th 7.30pm.
Let Your Glory Fall - Eddie Russell FMI
Raymond de Souza.
crusader of Catholic truth, his Sunday 7.30pm radio
program "The Layman's Hour" on 107.9 fm Fremantle
tackles the real issues of the day without
compromise. He runs regular seminars for youth and
adults in Perth. He has fulfilled speaking
engagements around the world to laity, clergy and
bishops. His message at this Congress will also
inspire you to a greater faith and conviction.
de Souza is the founder of St. Gabriel
Communications and an inspiring Catholic
Sunday January 20th
How the Church transforms the world -
Monday January 21st 7.30pm.
Transformation and the Baptism of Fire -
Eddie Russell FMI
January 22nd 7.30pm.
Free Family Concert #2.
For Registered Delegates
9am - How Prayer Transforms Your Life - Kaye
11am - morning tea.
11.30am - Why Jesus is the Only Way -
Raymond de Souza.
1pm - lunch.
2.15pm - 7 Steps from defeat to victory -
Eddie Russell FMI.
4pm - afternoon tea.
4.30pm - Behold I make all things new -
Healing Workshop: ministry & prayer.
6pm - dinner.
Phone: + 61 08
Fax: + 61 08 9382 4080
for more information, free brochure and to
Mass in the college chapel. - Open to the
11.30am - morning tea.
12pm - Change: It's just a decision away -
Steve Peake FMI
1.30pm - lunch.
2.30pm - Forgiveness brings Revival - Eddie
4.15m - afternoon tea.
4.45pm - The Beatific Vision & You -
Raymond de Souza.
6.15pm - dinner.
sessions Saturday & Sunday - $60 pp.
Couples - $50 pp all sessions ($100 per
Saturday Only - $40 pp all sessions.
Sunday Only - $30 pp all sessions.
Single Sessions - $10 pp per session.
pierces the darkness over Victoria Park.
Kaye gives the teachings prior to the workshop
The power of prayer brings everyone to their knees
as the Spirit leads them in prayer.
Interceding against the spirits of darkness in
Following a very successful
Intercessors School a few months ago in Balcatta,
the recent seminars in Victoria Park on December
1st and 2nd at St. Joachim's Parish Hall were no
decided to change the name of the program from
"Schools" to "Seminars". Other than a slight
adjustment to the contents, that was all that
changed. Except of course, the people and the
circumstances in and around the area of Victoria
Park, a suburb close to the City of Perth.
When it comes to the Prayer Workshop
Sessions Kaye always seeks the Lord about what the
delegates will intercede for. In the past, these
have had powerful results that seemed to have
positively influenced armed conflicts in other
countries. At this seminar Kaye was led to
intercede for the situation in Afghanistan, the
beginning of which was in full swing at that
As the intercessors began to pray into the
situation in Afghanistan, there was a sense of
darkness pervading over the area of Victoria Park.
One of the delegates said, "The Lord seems to be
saying to us, 'You must pierce the darkness around
this area before you can break through to the
object of your prayer!". Once spoken, everyone
confirmed that this prophetic word was of the Lord
and they began to pray into the area around
Victoria Park, especially the parish itself.
What ensued was a time of severe spiritual
warfare as spiritual entities were revealed to be
infecting the whole suburb. Witchcraft, sexual
abuse, necromancy, prostitution, willful sin and
despair were soon revealed to be the areas of
darkness that seemed to block the prayers for the
war in Afghanistan.
During the workshops the charismatic gifts
of Knowledge, Prophecy, Tongues and Revelation were
prolific. By the end of the seminar a sense of
peace and freedom descended on all the delegates at
the same time; Everyone seemed to know the same
thing at the same moment.
Later on it was revealed through some of the
parishioners, that there were many occult practices
going on in the nearby streets; such as, covens,
brothels, abortions, gay-beats and people
experiencing visits from the dead. A time of prayer
was also entered into to bind and vanquish the dark
forces that were preying on the young and innocent
in the area. With a sense of victory the prayer
workshops concluded with a confidence that the
darkness had been pierced and that terrorism would
be beaten in Afghanistan very soon. The ensuing
weeks since then have confirmed that it is in fact,
At the end of the seminars, the delegates
had been diligently instructed, inspired and
equipped in the art of intercessory prayer, but
most of all, they had also experienced the power of
intercession and saw the results.
The Flame Youth Ministry Team
spent three solid days during August conducting retreats
College students get a Flame Youth
for the Chisholm Catholic College Year 11 students in
Damiem shares his personal testimony with the
Group sharing and collective activities involved
the students at a deeper level.
Dramas sent a powerful message to everyone
Ian calls the students to accept Jesus as Lord and
Savior into their lives.
The team get the students involved with active
The overall theme for the retreats was related
by Assistant College Chaplain Drew
Griffith, Patrick Carre, Linda De Freitas,
Ian Wood, Linda Furey, Angela Wood, Rosie
Cerqueira, Ana De Abreu, Damiem Doherty
with the assistance of Fiona Tabone and
Sabrina Dei Guidici spent three full days
conducting retreats for all Year Eleven
students of Chisholm Catholic College on
August 17th, 28th and 29th. The retreats
were a huge success and were enjoyed by
students and staff alike.
These gifts comprise those we were born with
and acquire naturally, as well as those that God
bestows by Grace which enable us to prosper in our
chosen fields of endeavor. It is said that, "Grace
builds on nature." And that the order of things is,
"First the natural, then the supernatural". When
our natural talents, gifts and abilities are
endowed with God's supernatural gifts and
abilities, we blossom into the full humanity for
which we were first created: All things become
possible simply because our thinking sees the
possibilities in all things and Grace gives us the
courage to pursue them to the end.
The three segments were lead by Damiem, Patrick
The program was the same for each day with
interactive games, singing, dramas, sketches, small
group work, personal testimonies, songs from fmm's
CD, my WORD the MESSAGE and Gospel stories, both in
word and mime.
Damiem led the first segment and spoke about
how, after being a regular Mass goer when he was
young, he was led astray when he became involved in
the rock music scene. During this time he got
involved with alcohol, drugs and the club
lifestyle. He shared how he battled for his soul as
he began to leave that life and how Jesus
intervened to bring him through. He shared about
the difference his life takes now that he is free
from the drugs and following Jesus in his daily
walk. Concluding the segment he sang the song "To
Follow" which he wrote and composed for the my WORD
the MESSAGE album.
In his segment Patrick focussed on the gifts
that God gives each and every one of us when we are
born. He spoke about his life as a professional
musician and how God has blessed him with these
gifts to share with others. He encouraged the
students to pursue their personal zone of
excellence and to dream their dream. He explained
how other people can steal our dreams and how to
prevent it from happening. "So, work out what you
want to do and, go for it! Why? Because you can
excel in God in all your gifts!" Patrick told
In the final segment Ian shared his
testimony and how God has worked in his life
throughout his Christian walk. In conclusion, he
issued a call and a challenge for the students to
think seriously about accepting Jesus into their
Each day concluded with a Mass with the
music provided by fmm.
The response to these retreat has been very
Many students were visibly moved and blessed by
the presentations, most of which were original
material written and produced by the FYM Team.
The school staff were also very impressed. The
following is a letter from Ms. Taniya Rodrigues,
the College team Coordinator.
Flame Youth Ministry
On behalf of the Retreatants, the college and in
particular, the college Ministry Team, I would like
to extend a vote of thanks for your outstanding
efforts during the three days that made up the Year
The feedback from the students has been positive
and we appreciate the amount of time and effort
that was put into getting the Retreat prepared for
them. Due to these factors you can be assured that
your program was a success.
I'll be in touch with you in the near future
regarding the possible facilitation of other
retreats for the lower school campus, namely the
Year 8 and or, Year 9 students for early next
Ms Taniya Rodrigues.
College Ministry Team Coordinator.
Mark Nimo (EMINEN) preaches to an enthusiastic
audience with his original African style of
Mark's humor, charm and powerful message gave many
hope for their future; it is possible to change
your ways and find a wholesome way of living.
Mark's testimony of his checkered life without
Jesus to what he has become today for so many
people around the world was an inspiration for
everyone who heard him. EMINEN is, Mark Nimo,
Gospel Concert sponsored by The State
Service Committee of the Catholic
Charismatic Renewal Western Australia on
September 9th featured International
Catholic Evangelist and Singer, Mark Nimo
from Ghana. Mark is a member of ICCRS in
Rome and travels the world preaching,
giving witness and singing the Gospel
with other local Bands from The Disciples of Jesus
Community, The Catholic Indonesian Community Music
& Dance Group and Drew-N-Tom, fmm
featured live tracks from my WORD the MESSAGE to an
Billed as EMINEN, the gospel concert
coordinated by FMI's Senior Founding Director,
Eddie Russell, was promoted to youth in and around
Perth and the parish of Ballajura. The idea of the
name 'EMINEN' came about due to the controversy in
Australia over the visit of the American singer by
a similar name. Mark's initials of course are, "M"
and "N" - EMINEN.
Considering that the American singer is
white and has a very negative message, the idea
that an African singer with a positive Christian
message was an excellent counterbalance with which
to attract the youth. The poster which featured
Mark's photograph as the negative only added to the
concept twist which attracted comment in the local
After hearing Eddie preach at the CCR
Pentecost Conference, the Catholic Indonesian
Charismatic Indonesian Community invite Eddie to
Charismatic Prayer Group leaders invited Eddie to preach at
their weekly meeting.
"Put your trust in God's Word, not man's word and
you will see it come to pass in your daily
was based around Colossians 2: 9-15 and Ephesians
1: 3-6. which explained that we share in the same
fullness as Jesus does with the deity in bodily
form. Eddie explained that as we were baptized, we
were also buried and raised with Jesus. "That took
place 2000 years ago and you were raised up at that
time and seated with him in heavenly places. When
we understand that this is so, we will not permit
sin, sickness, despair and the works of darkness to
prevail because Jesus has obliterated all the power
Satan on Calvary: He is under your foot and it's
time you put your foot down!" Eddie said.
"How can I convince you that so many things
have already taken place? Let's look at Ephesians1:
3 - 6, and notice all the past tense words". He
said. Explaining that we were chosen in Christ
before the world began, Eddie encouraged everyone,
especially the young, to confidently pursue their
dreams and ideals in the Lord no matter what
hindered them. "Bring them to completion because
they belong to you by Divine right!" He said.
Lockeridge Prayer Group: Receiving God's
"The Holy Spirit reveals the mind of God, and God's
will is for abundant life for you all."
"Receive the Holy Spirit."
Charismatic Renewal around the world run regular
Life in the Spirit Seminars. These seminars have
brought millions to Christ over the past 30 years.
It is estimated that over 90 million Catholics
alone have experienced the Baptism of the Holy
Spirit mostly due to these simple but profound
Eddie spoke to the delegates about the Holy
Spirit being God's first Gift. He explained that
once he is received all the other Gifts follow
because they come as a package-deal with the Holy
Spirit who never comes empty handed. "We say in the
Mass that we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord
and giver of Life: His concern is with life and
with that life to be abundant for us!" Eddie said.
"Jesus said that that is why he came; to give us
life more abundantly! That life is the same as
Jesus had from the Father which he desires for you
to have by the Holy Spirit."
Eddie explained that 'abundance' means, a
fullness; great to overflowing; sufficiency;
wealth; profusion; copiousness. "This is God's will
and desire for you through Christ by the Holy
Spirit who is the Lord and giver of abundant life!
And it is available right now tonight if you want
it". He said. They did, and he did, and the Baptism
of the Holy Spirit was experienced by all who asked
SMPOF for 2001 concludes at LJ Goody
MY People On Fire has been conducted in Perth
twice a year since 1990 as well as in Peterborough
and Birmingham in England. Segments and adaptations
have also been conducted in Singapore and Malaysia
with wonderful fruit and results.
The last one for 2001 in Perth was no
It is always
great to see new delegates who begin the seminars
with uncertainty amongst strangers.
After sixteen weeks they are totally renewed and
transformed; they have become a brand new creation
as Saint Paul says in 2 Corinthians 5: 17. Although
the seminars are predominantly about preaching and
teaching, there are also times of prayer ministry
as the Spirit leads us.
One one particular evening a man (We'll call
him John) suffering from severe Psoriasis; a
debilitating skin disease, asked for prayer to heal
him of his condition. Eddie asked Gary, one of the
other delegates who had received a healing in his
shoulders and back a couple of weeks previously, to
pray over him with the confidence he had gained
from his own experience. Eddie assisted, and after
a short time with no discernible results, the
prayer ceased. Eddie encouraged John to keep
believing and thanking God no matter what. He then
shared the story about Iris who was completely
cured of the same disease a few years previously. A
couple of weeks later John shared how all the
Psoriasis had left his neck and shoulders.
next SMPOF Seminar will begin on February 20th and
conclude on June 2nd 2002 at St. Joachim's Church
in Victoria Park.
Year of the Volunteer: FMI gets its
time volunteer workers, Steve, Eddie and Linda.
Ford works diligently transcribing all the SMPOF
sessions for Eddie before the computers lost all
the data recently.
Like thousands of other volunteers and
organizations in the Perth Archdiocese, FMI
received a certificate of thanks and recognition
from the Church at a mass gathering at Aquinas
Not only can the Church not survive without
the selfless service of volunteers, neither can
FMI. All twenty five member in the ministry are
volunteer workers who not only do not get paid, but
who regularly pay for the privilege of serving the
Lord. In fact, the local missions all over the vast
State of Western Australia for example, have all
been financed by the members themselves otherwise
it would not have been possible for the small
country and rural communities to afford such an
entourage visiting them. Eddie, Steve and Linda
work full time on a purely volunteer basis without
pay. The certificate had no monetary value, but the
recognition was important.
When our computers lost all our data and
information it included all the work Kay had done
transcribing 100's hours of tapes. Kay had spent
months transcribing all the SMPOF seminar so that
Eddie could write them into a volume of books when,
the computers crashed. If FMI had to pay for this
service, it would not only be impossible to
accomplish, but redoing the job would be out of the
Kay's love, diligence and faithful service must
Frank, Steve and Eddie thank you Kay. You are
God's choicest blessing to us and we are very
grateful to you.
On the invitation of Mr.
Brian Fencott of the St. Alban's Anglican Church, Eddie
spoke about his conversion experience at a Prayer Breakfast
on November 24th.
Eddie gets up
early for breakfast and tells how God saved his
60's LSD Drug Guru Timothy Leary influenced
students to "Tune in, and drop out".
Christians from the Anglican, Catholic, Adventist,
Pentecostal and other churches as well as people
with no church affiliation or belief, Eddie spoke
about being in Rock Bands and the Hippie movement
in the late 60's and his career as a freelance
Graphic Artist and how these things had influenced
He then shared how God had redeemed him from
a life in the occult, eastern religion, promiscuity
and the drug scene. "Had God not intervened that
fateful Sunday morning when I lay paralyzed from
drugs, I was surely going to die and go the hell."
Eddie told them.
"I knew I deserved that, and I was prepared
to accept it. My state of mind at that time
believed that if there was a God, and I was to find
that out, then I would die and go to hell". He
said. "At that point, lying there paralyzed, I knew
I would rather die and go to hell knowing the
truth, than to stay alive one moment longer without
it". He said.
"I cried out
with all my soul. - If there is a God I need to
know you and speak to you. But I want to speak to
the true God. The God above every god! " Eddie
said. "I knew Krishna, Shiva, Kali, Vishnu, Lucifer
and many other gods and spirit guides learned
through what we call the New Age Movement today.
Eddie said. "But somehow I knew at that time that
they were all false and could not help me". He
said. "At the very moment that I could see the pit
and felt myself slipping into it, an overwhelming
love bombarded my whole being. I knew I didn't
deserve it and I tried to push it away. The more I
tried, the more powerful and insistent it became. I
knew, deep within myself that it was God, and that
he loved me. My sense of shame grew to an
unbearable degree until finally I let go and
accepted the love. At that moment I was flooded
with peace and fell asleep on my lawn. I now knew
that God existed and that he loved me, but he
didn't have a name." Eddie said.
"Some months later I was reading the Bible
for the first time and suddenly, in a flash of
knowledge and clear understanding, I knew this
Jesus was alive and real! - The God with no name
who had loved me into life that fateful morning
became clear to me: His name was, Father! And at
that moment I accepted Jesus as my Lord and
Savior". Eddie said. "It can be same for you right
now! No matter what you've done or where you've
been, this same Jesus can change your life too!".
At the end of his session Eddie asked
everyone in the room bow their heads and pray for
Jesus to come into their lives and grant them
salvation. Afterwards several people admitted using
horoscopes and New Age practices, repented and
accepted Jesus. "That was just what some of these
people needed today". Convener, Brian Fencott said
afterwards. "We should have recorded it. A lot of
people have been asking for a tape". He said.
Prayer Breakfast was sponsored by GATEWAY. A
ministry of Christians in action for the community
under the auspices of St. Alban's Anglican Church,
Highgate and the City Church of