Hello Kangaroo!

Hello Kangaroo!
Feb. 9, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

This is one large university!

ORIENTATION WEEK, otherwise known as "O Week" has started and finished.

Here's a quick update:
I have been privileged to meet so many people. There is not even time to introduce you to all of them. They are from all walks of life and studying in several different faculties.

(Just for fun, there are 343 Americans at the Uni of Queensland!)

Imagine with me, if you please, you are in front of 3,200+ international students at a major university. For fun, let's say it's the University of Queensland. And you're asked to answer one trivia question. What for? Free movie tickets (X2) and a free pizza.

Question: Who is the prime minister of Australia?

Nervous, yet? So was I!

Answer: Kevin Rudd, I got it right! Movies, here I come!!!

One day this week, my train was not running from Toowong because of a car accident. It had been suspended "indefinitely". So, I walked to the city. Here are some pictures of downtown Brisbane:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lamington National Park

I spent my day in the Rain Forrest, soaking up the beauty of nature!
Thanks to my new "family", I was able to travel to the Binna Burra Lodge for the day and sit in nature.

Here I also met some South Africans, Santie and Peter, who are devote believers. They spent the evening encouraging me and talking to me about the conditions back in their home country. They have lived in Australia now for some time. I maybe able to travel to Fraser Island with them and their 24 yr. old daughter in March, although I may also be in Uni studying...

I keep trying to upload a video I've made of my trip and it's not working. In due time, I'll post it.

Here's a link to my video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uot_Ks9Yuwc

Saturday, February 13, 2010

New Address

Just a quick note!

I moved in with a family of 9 (7 children) as of yesterday.
I'll post pictures of the house soon. It's huge!

Interested in my new address? Just let me know!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What's Happened So Far...

At the top of Mt. Couth:


The city of Brisbane is divided by the Brisbane River. So you can travel everywhere, essentially, by the City Cat, which is the local ferry!

It's warm enough here to play outside 12 months out of the year!

The Aussies drive on the Left-Side of the road.

The Yield signs say "Give Way" instead...


I’m moving in with a family of 9 on Friday. There are 7 kids in the family. I’ll be living in the “servant’s quarters”...

I got my GoCard and my Student ID so I can travel by myself now.

I enrolled in my classes and those start Feb. 22.

I saw kangaroos! Lots of them, they are just wild here.

I also got a cell phone.

I looked up churches online. I was looking for churches which find intercessory important. There is one which is a Hillsong Church and one which is a forerunner’s church. The other is a Church of Christ. I hope to go to one of them this Sunday. Please Jesus!

Giving a short presentation at the West Brisbane Daybreak Club: