Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our seperate ways . . .

Early Monday morning we said our final farewells to our dear friends in Brisbane and boarded a plan headed south to Sydney.  Michael, Megan, and Nicole continued the journey to Kansas City, while I (Alison) stay a few extra days in Sydney before heading on to New Zealand this weekend. 
We have heaps of photos from our time in Logan and thought you might enjoy a few more:

Friday, July 8, 2011

Youth Camp in Pottsville-


      23 of us just returned from a truly memorable time with the teens from Logan and Capalaba at youth camp down in Pottsville, NSW.  I still kick myself every time I find myself at the beach in the sunshine in the middle of what they like to call "winter".  It was sunny and 70s everyday with cool clear nights sleeping under a canopy of stars.  Spectacular!

    The only thing better than the weather and the scenery is the fellowship of the saints.  We all had a fantastic time with the teens working together, cooking together, playing together and even getting sick together.  There was a lot of togetherness! 

    As I sat on the beach watching the kids paddling together in their canoes or giggling as they splashed in the salty sea, I knew I was getting a glimpse of heaven.  Enjoy some pics below. . .

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Team Member Nicole

Hey All,

It's Nicole here just wanting to introduce myself to those who dont know me. Even tho I don't attend school at MNU, I work there and was able to get to go. And it has been such a blessing. It's my first time overseas and in a different country. I love getting to see God's creation and all that he's made, whether it's the different landscape or animals and I love getting to interact with the people. It's been quite an adventure.

It's been great here so far. I'm loving it. The first week is over now. I've had a great time getting to know all the children at Wild Wacky Week and our billets as well. Everyone here is really nice. We were able to go see the ocean today and I will  never get used to that view. It's breathtaking everytime I see it. We've gone shopping, to the zoo, the hospital and the doctors, eachother's billets, the city, and a few other places as well. We've had some funny moments as well as some serious moments. All in all a really good experience so far. I'm really blessed to be here. I really like our team.

Monday we leave for camp for the week and I have to admit, I have mixed feelings for the idea of sleeping in tents all week. I do love camping but at the same time, I like my bed. But I'm excited to get to hang out with all the teens and get to know them. We're cooking an American dinner on Monday night for everyone for the 4th of July. And wouldn't you know I forgot to pack something red, white and blue. But I think I'll just make the best of what I have. Till next week,

Have a blessed day.


Friday, July 1, 2011

In the Land of Oz. . .

It's now been over a week since we landed in Brisbane and how time flies! Below you will see photos from:

-- Wild Wacky Week Kids' Ministry in Logan: June 27-30
-- Visit to NTC (Nazarene Theological College) July 1


Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Talofa from Logan!
 This is Megan and I just thought I would drop a note. It's 5pm on Wednesday night and we just got done with our third night of Wild Wacky Week. Tomorrow is our last day. This trip so far has been an awesome expericence full of many new experiences. My first new experience was Saturday night when I began having an ear ache and as many of you know it turned into something worse. After spending all Sunday morning going to the doctor and the ER(my first time ever being in one of those!) we learned that I have an ear infection and a burst ear drum...! which isn't too big of a deal, just have to take some antibiotics and hearing should be back in about six weeks. Another great experience was getting to go to the Australia Zoo and seeing the Irwin family and being up-close with some awesome animals! Wild Wacky Week(VBS) has been a lot of fun too. We are using the 2009 theme Museum 12627. The kids seem to enjoy it---we play games, learn bible verses, hear stories and sing songs together. I can't wait to see what they have instore for us! The weather is perfect... high 60's and at night high 50's so we just bundle up to stay warm at night! hopefully I can write more later. For now Tofa and have a good night. -Megan

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wild Wacky Week: Day 1

Today we launched our Wild Wacky Week with the children at the Logan Community Church of the Nazarene, and surrounding neighborhood.  What a wonderful day with the kids, teaching them of God's love and care, and unlocking the mystery of God's great plan for his creation.  We will continue this each day this week.  Enjoy the photos:

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Some more pics for you!

Before the journey began. . .

Kangaroo with joey in tow at the Australia zoo . . .

 Megan and Alison face painting at the zoo  . . .

Nicole feeding the kangaroos at the zoo . . .

Michael with Mabel, Tia, and Jadase at church this morning . . .