On Friday night, yours truly had to speak to the children in Port Lincoln, which for those of you that don’t know, isn’t the easiest thing for me to do. Children’s work has never been an area that I’ve felt completely comfortable with, and most of the time when the children’s work was on in Ballymoney,…Continue readingChildren’s Work: Tough but Rewarding
If you’re like me and you’re not from Australia and are not connected to it in any way, then it may be possible you’ve never heard of ‘Australia Day’. As far as I can make out, it’s much like July 4th in America (Independence Day), except it’s 26th January here (chosen because the 26th January 1788,…Continue readingAustralia Day
After visiting a local fish factory shop to buy four portions of Gummy Shark (yummy), we headed off towards Coffin bay. After driving round the little village to let our friends see it, we made our way towards the National Park. The entrance fee to the park for one car is $7 (that’s about £3), but as…Continue readingCoffin Bay National Park
Yesterday we experienced a slight turn in the weather. It’s unlikely to last more than a few days, but many of the locals rejoice in a little rain. I found out that not only is this the driest continent on earth, the state of South Australia is the driest of all the states in Australia,…Continue readingBritish Weather?
One of the first things that many people said when we initially told them we were going to Australia, was to warn us about the dangerous wildlife that there is. There is no doubt that there are dangerous spiders, snakes and various other insects that exist within Australia, but it’s amazing how many people appear to know about…Continue readingOur First Encounter with Australian Wildlife
Yesterday was our first taste of a full Sabbath Day. What do I mean by ‘full’? Well, what would you consider as a full Sabbath Day? How about preaching at three services and driving 415km in between times? For those of you in the U.K. and unfamiliar with km, it’s 258 miles. From memory that’s a…Continue readingOur Second Lord’s Day
Well folks, I must apologise for the delay in replying, I’ve only just got connected to the internet today. A big thank you to those of you who prayed for our safety as we journeyed. Yesterday was our first Lord’s Day in Australia, and a delightful one at that; a day full of ‘new things.’…Continue readingOur First Lord’s Day in Australia
The first day of the next year or so of our lives began today. After a 7 hour flight in which we slept on and off for most of the way, we landed in Adelaide around 9am local time with the sun ’splitting the stones’. Quite a contrast compared to both Northern Ireland where it’s freezing,…Continue readingArrival in Oz
I would never had guessed that on our way to Australia we would have had the opportunity to stop in at one of the world’s fastest growing cities, but divine providence allowed us to experience a taste of life in Singapore, and Mel and I have really enjoyed our brief visit. On our last day…Continue readingLast Day in Singapore
For me, New Year’s Day is usually spent just relaxing and enjoying the last day of the holiday period before the regular weekly routine begins again. However, today was different. It began with breakfast in our hotel at 8am, which was quite western for the most part, allowing everyone to help themselves to eggs, bacon, toast,…Continue readingHappy New Year!