No worries! Team Australia has arrived downunder and enjoying the cool weather and the Aussie nature all around them. They all have a bit of jet-lag, but that is to be expected after a total of nearly 24 hours flying time. We had an early night and today we started on some of the many projects that the host missionary has for us.
Here is Georgia Wright, team member, relating our past few days since Commissioning…
“I`m finally here! God provided completely for the team while we were travelling. Within one hour of starting our journey God had demonstrated His faithfulness. We were all checking our bags and getting our boarding passes in Florida and a few of the team members had trouble with their visas. Normally it would have been a large fee of over $100 but United said it would be their donation and paid the fee. Not having flown very much previous to this trip, I quite enjoyed the travelling. Everything went smoothly and we did not have lengthy layovers. When we finally arrived in Australia we had to go through Customs. Because we brought food they asked to check all of our bags. Thankfully they were extremely nice and patient. We had no trouble but unfortunately we lost our bacon. Everyone was thoroughly disappointed. I`m sure they enjoyed a nice breakfast of bacon and eggs. Shortly after going through Customs we met up with the Teen Missions Australia
staff and we all loaded onto the bus. We drove for about 2 hours to get to the base. As we first started the landscape reminded me of home. There were a lot of pine trees and McDonalds. Before long it began to look more hilly and it was beautiful. It was extremely hard to stay awake on the bus because we had not slept well in about 48 hours. It was hard to tell what the base looked like because it was dark but it was chilly compared top Florida. We all ate dinner, unloaded our bags, got a quick briefing on the rules, and went to bed as soon as possible. This morning when I woke up and went outside the first thing I noticed was a small cluster of people pointing at a kangaroo. We all sat less than 10ft away from a small mob during devotions. It has been one of the best parts so far. We have gotten to eat and work with the BMW
students here and they are all really nice. I personally am pretty chilly but think it`s just because I am used to the hot Florida weather. This is so much better. As I write this I am sitting under the pole barn where we eat and have team time. It just started raining so the rest of the team just joined me. We are all excited to be here and everything is going great.”