Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Settling In

I have officially been in Australia for 2 and a half weeks. Where does the time go??!! As I've said before, this blog thing is new to me, so I will try to have an update every week or so, if I can. I am borrowing one of the car of one of the STAMP students this week while they are away in New Zealand, so I have been driving around on my own and learning the ropes. Driving on the opposite side of the road has been good, just keep the steering wheel in the center of the road. (I tell myself this over and over while I am driving. Ha.) No major problems yet. I drove out to one of the malls this past Saturday and the GPS decided to take me on the scenic route on the way back. The road was curvy, hilly and had no center lines for me to follow! Ahhh! Luckily, it was daytime or I would've been in real trouble!

This is the first week for me to work out a schedule of what I will be doing while I am here. There are lots of options and I have several ideas as well. The Ministry Centre, where we have our offices, is basically a homebase for us. The church has actually grown larger than what the Ministry Centre can hold, so they rent out the local community center on Sunday mornings for worship, and one of the classrooms on Wednesday nights for the adult class. See below for a picture of me at my desk at the Ministry Centre...

(Yes, that is a calendar of Robert Pattinson in the background.) So far, so good! I am hoping to start an encouragement ministry and I have made contact with the local theater to see if there is a time each week that I can volunteer. There is also a retreat for young adult women coming up in a week or so called "Deeper." I am really looking forward to spending a weekend with some other girls my age. I am giving a devotional while I am there, so if anyone has any great ideas, let me know! Well, I better get back to it! To anyone who reads this -- I hope you have a great day!


  1. Glad you are settling in well :) I like how comfortable you look in your office there...not sure about Mr Pattinson though - sorry! haha :) but it's good to have you here!

  2. HURRAY!! I'm so glad you are there and finding lots of things to do.