The Recover Your Dream Australia (RYDA) Convention is to be held on Australia Day 2017

On the thirteenth anniversary of the first Recover Your Dream Australia (RYDA) gathering held at Merroo Christian Conference Centre, Kurrajong in the Blue Mountains on Australia Day 2004.


Convener: Thomas R. Lovett MBA change adviser, author, broadcaster

After following God’s 1996 call “The meaning of you life is to use your voice for My service,” in September 2003 Tom received an inspiration to launch RYDA. When holidaying in northern Victoria he had a vision of many happy people, families with children, couples, singles and elders in a rural park-like picnic setting with music.


The words , “Recover Your Dream” dropped into his mind.  He then wrote what he felt the Lord was telling him about the Shepherd Revival and thousands of wounded people recovering their dreams. Tom receives many positive responses to his articles and newsletters…

There is a link between confessing our sins to each other and being righteous.  There is also a link between being righteous and being powerful and effective in prayer. Jesus also said, “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven”- Matthew 18:19

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective”- James 5:16

  • Dear Tom, I have read your email regarding above (call to repentance) and I totally agree with you, that is we have to repent before praying for rain.  Florence Eng Ong
  • Hello Tom, Today we received your article titled ‘Australia needs God’s intervention NOW.’ I am writing to let you know that my husband Alan and I agree totally with what you are saying and would support any move to call Christians to repentance. To come together in prayer for desperately needed rain while there is so much sin in the church would be premature and also very presumptuous of Christians in assuming God will answer such prayers. We believe God requires the repentance and obedience of His people before He can answer our prayers for rain. Alan and I are continually finding that Christians are extremely indifferent to the need to repent and stop sinning, and are pursuing all sorts of spiritual ‘experiences’ rather than following the path of obedience to Jesus. We would encourage you to continue in your pursuits of this nature and thank you for encouraging us by reminding us that there are others out there who embrace the words of scripture and are not afraid to speak them out. May God bless you in your obedience to Him. Lyn &  Alan Manson
  • Dear Tom, I believe the Lord is going before you….  Blessings,  Warwick Marsh, Fatherhood Foundation
  • Tom, I totally agree. We have actually been making this call for 13 years with the 2 Chr. 7:14 verses printed in every one of our journals. Of late (last 5 years we have been supporting the call to prayer and repentance known as ‘Rise Up Australia” led by Ps Danny Nalliah. Can I circulate your paper through our network and the RUA network? , Peter Stokes, Executive Officer, Salt Shakers


Convention: d. a meeting or assembly of representatives or delegates for action on particular matters (Macquarie dictionary)

The first RYDA  convention was held on 26 January 2004 at Kurrajong in the Blue Mountains. Since then, dozens of prayer meetings and gatherings and scores of RYDA newsletters, articles and radio programs have been held, published and broadcast and an epic E-Book for young adults has been published.


The aim is to hold a new Recover Your Dream Australia Convention on 26 January 2017 between the city of Sydney and the bush, in the Blue Mountains, NSW

Be motivated, be inspired and be restored

Aim: To equip and anoint God’s ‘plucked out’ shepherds to take active parts in the Great Shepherd Revival



For everyone:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Seminars
  • Workshops: Prayer, Worship, Healing…
  • Uplifting worship and music
  • Group meetings and prayers
  • Discussion groups
  • Networking
  • Commissioning of God’s Shepherds

For individuals:

  • Prayers: Healing, Commissioning…
  • Quiet times for meditation


  • Peaceful environment
  • Relaxation
  • Excellent facilities
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Good food

Submissions from speakers, seminar, prayer, and worship and music leaders

  • Suggested topics are invited
  • Obtain application form, program outline and accommodation details by email to: – – enter ‘RYDA Convention details’ in the Subject line

Location: to be advised

Program: Under construction. Check back later. Submissions are welcome. Email:



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