The past few days spent in Canberra were a breath of fresh air for the team, literally! It is about 10-15 degrees cooler down there and the open countryside along the way can put anyone at ease. We were able to visit many Australian national sites like the War Memorial, the Parliment House, the National Museum and Telstra Tower. Incredible history!
For those of you who may not know, Canberra is the capital of Australia. (Yes I said Canberra, not Sydney.) Interestingly enough the city of Canberra and a few of it's federal buildings were actually designed by an American!
We were able to partcipate in the Canberra Church of the Nazarene services and share a skit, song, and some testimonies. The church is fairly new, with a small but dedicated multi-cultural congregation. They have been in existance less than 3 years and are now turning their ministry focus outward towards the youth in the community. Being that our team is primarily made up of people under the age of 30, we were able to share ideas in a brainstorming meeting with church members on how they could further reach out to and identify with the younger generations in Canberra.