11020-australia-funWhat a beautiful week we’ve had here in Australia and lots of work accomplished as well. It’s Saturday avo and the team is finishing covering up a 600ft ditch used for a power line. When done we are going to take a hike through the bush and hope that their leader doesn’t get them lost. No worries mate. The team has worked amazingly this week and the place is really showing the results of our labor. The menu this week has been interesting for the kids with meat pies one night, kangaroo stew another and a sausage barbie (bbq) today. Thursday we went to a public elementary school and gave a presentation for about 400 kids. The team did really well with song, puppets, skits and Carolyn Gorog and David Chei shared testimonies. They were very well received and all lined up for high-fives from all 400 students at the end. The weather has been sunny with lows in the 30’s and highs in the 70’s. All the team was given permission to write 10 words to their families and this is what they have to say… (ps. They weren`t allowed to say I love you or I miss you, because that is already taken for granted)
Alyssa Heard – Australia is awesome, let`s move here. Send me letter /pics.
Cole Selland – What`s up? I have learned a lot and still learning.
Phoebe Seale – Australia is gorgeous and Tim Tams are awesome.
Courtney Franco- I love it here! Can`t wait to see you guys!
Georgia Wright – I love Australia and want to come back very soon.
Chris Griffis – I`m having an awesome time in Australia, glad I came.
Christen Ford – I love Australia and can`t wait for Great Barrier Reef!!
Georgia Barnaby – Still alive. Australia amazing! Write more! Tell church I`m great.
Marcia Drabek – Australia is great. Excited to see you soon. Tim Tam slam is great.
Josh Lusby – Australia is beautiful. Kids are great. God is good.
Katie Point – I`m moving to Australia some day… just saying (smile)
Asher Carver – G`day mum and dad. Australia is pretty cool yo.
Carolyn Gorog – Taking lots of pictures of kangaroos for you.
Tanner Reeves – Wazzup. Great time, ate kangaroo. Workin lots. Aussie is fun.
Christian Neal – Thanks for your prayers! God is truly alive in me (smile)
David Younger – love Australia. Having fun. Don`t want to come home!
David Chei – have seven fruits: love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Sonny Soquet – Australia rocks. I`m having a good time. working everyy day!
Joelle Valentiine – I am having an awesome time here haha!
Ben Boardwell – God is working in my life. I`m praying for you.
Tim – Tim Tam slams are the bomb, and kangaroos are awesome!



  1. Georgia B.–Sending mail your way tomorrow. Hopefully you get it! Glad to hear you are still alive and able to enjoy Australia. Can’t wait to hear all about it! See you soon!

  2. Georgia B – glad to hear things are going better. thanks for what you are doing… take care. from the neva family

  3. Georgia W., we are so glad you are enjoying Australia! Can’t wait to hear all about it when you get home. Love you. David, Beth, Ben, and Katie.

  4. Georgia, first know we are praying for you and your family. They all seem to miss you. We are glad you like it there and are looking forward to hearing all your tales and seeing all your pics. We love you, The Peavys

  5. It is so good to get this update! it sounds amazing and a blessing to many all wrapped up in one TMI package! Georgia B, I’m so happy your are “still alive” lol writing often, but you may not get them all for some reason…..Your steadfastness will bring you and many others more and more blessings! God bless all of you!

  6. I LOVE you Alyssa, and so proud of you!!! Im so happy youre having a such a great time!!! See you soon!!! <3

  7. Had to look up “Tim Tam Slam” Here’s the Wikipedia link for those who are in the dark like me.

    God Bless!! Go Courtney!!

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