Whats goin on? ( whats goin on)

Did you get the title? Whats goin on? Marvin Gaye song…… haha

Its no suprise to many of you that are my facebook friends that I’m having some health issues so I figured I’d update again. I had to go have an untrasound done the other day and they found a few abnormalities and masses that need to be checked out. They diagnosed me with poly cystic ovarian syndrome which is where the cysts came from but that’s separate from the abnormalities….. so there is some junk going on. The Dr here referred me to a specialist which I will hopefully get in to see this week.  I’m on lots of medication to try and stop the bleeding and pain. None of which are working very well at the moment so I’m not a happy camper most of the time. My Iron levels are still low but we have found a supplement ( liquid dirt) to help with that. so until then I’m supposed to” rest and take it easy” I laughed at the Dr and said uhhh you know I’m a college student” ( an elder of Hillsong owns the Clinic so they get bunches of us sick babys away from home) Luckly I’ve only missed one day of class so far and that was to have the tests run. I’m learning how to say peace out guys i need to rest.

Please pray for healing and that God would provide the money to cover the specialist. We all have over seas health insurance which allows us to go to the dr for free but any test or medicines or seeing a specialist stops there.
I’m staying strong at the moment besides a slight freak out the other day in which I called my mommy. Then God swooped in with the offer of mexican food. So big thanks to Tory, Sarah, Hannah, Jess and Jared for letting me come with y’all and Jared for the Dr. Pepper.  Also big thanks to Liz who hasn’t missed an appointment yet… I’ve know forgotten a few names but its because I have lots of support here. I feel like God has me here going through this for a reason so im not that discouraged yet. I’m just sick and tired of being sick and tired…( insert cross canadian rag weed song here)
   
School is great. I’m first up performing for our band. I will be doing an interesting rendition of the 80s ballad ‘I wanna know what love is” the Tina Arena version… Google it I dare you!

So I’ll leave you with some pictures of my buddies here…

Jess, Me, Jared
Liz and Josh
Tory, Charlie, Me, Lex, Sarah, Jared

Update time!

hey y’all!

so  this week has been crazy but I’ll try to give you the main points. I’m having trouble explaining to people how much God is doing so bare with me in this crazy post!

First of all I’ve been sick. I have a nasty cold but can’t get rid of it because I’m low on iron. As some of you know I’ve had some anemia problems in the past and now its worse. I’ve lost a lot of blood, due to abnormal bleeding and a ruptured cyst ( or more) on my ovaries. Praise the Lord for Australian Overseas health cover! after a few dr’s apartments, annoyance, and pain hopefully we have fixed the situation! I’m on prescription iron and other things until next week and if it hasn’t drastically gotten better then we have to go so some other options- PRAY PRAY PRAY I get some blood!

So intensives this week have been amazing! We have talked about
Christian Culture, about a zillion hrs on team work, wonderful lectures about Worship and why we do it. Liturgy ( look up that word)! God has totally blown my mind beyond belief! I e-mailed someone and they said it sounds like God is knocking my socks off! YES HE IS!

Its so amazing to be in this atmosphere supprounded by people and tools to help you get to know your savior on a more intimate level. I’m so excited about all of the opportunities I get to SERVE in!
So here at college you have to church life services to serve in, one fieldwork during the week and one service to attend! I have Sunday Morning Choir, then Cubby House kids (0-3)  and my field work is University Ministry! YAY I don’t know my exact schedule yet but I so have to be at choir practice at 6:30 AM this week! oh well  I’m so excited!

Money Money Money, I’m so tired of talking about money. I don’t have much but I know that God didn’t bring me all the way here to leave me hangin!  Please keep job and opportunities in your prayers. Many of the kids here are in the same situation so HE is teaching us all how to lean on HIM

STEAK! I love steak and the DR ordered me to eat it! Pretty sure my vegatarian friends are tired of me talking about medium rare beef! We even made a video about it which I’ll post later! Anyhoo I went to a place called sizzler today! Its basically Golden Corral! We ate enough to last us for the next week I think but it was SOOOOOOOOOOOO worth it.

People here love my accent probally as much as I love theirs! We never run out of laughs when you put a thug, a country bumpkin, and some Aussies in the same room!

I know that there is so much more I should be telling y’all but my brain hurts and I just can’t think of it. My facebook has tons of pictures so check it out!

LOVE YOU ALL!

Everyone is sick!

This weekend has been great but we are all passing around this Cold! I pray for the kids who have their auditions tomorrow ( Jess, Jared, Charlie?, Josie) I guess mine just held off until after! Its just a head cold or Wog! ( I learned that from my Australian Slang dictionary)

Prayers for heath would be great! Not just me, everyone! Health and Finances!

My body is still adjusting which I know will take some time! Yall know when I get sick I want my mommy! so I skyped her this afternoon which helped a ton! I also cried when I saw savahna on skype today too… ahhh emotions. I’ve been doing really well though as far as emotions go! Much better than I thought. Maybe its because I have great friends. I haven’t Quite gotten close enough to anyone to be like, I’m homesick, or I need a hug, but I’m getting there!

Last night I went to church alone and ended up totally blessed and sitting with one of the Pastors Wife with a Wonderful message that sounded like it was tailor made for me. It was about God taking you into the unknown and how its really the known to God so don’t stress about it! DING DING DING!
This mornings service was wonderful! I enjoy it so much! I miss my pew and praise team a bit but I’m slowly developing a family here! I signed up for a connect group so that will be fun when I get plugged into one!

God blows my mind and expectations daily! I know I haven’t written a deep blog yet but there is soooooooooooooooooooooooo much going on in my head I don’t know how to get it out! I tried a bit of songwriting with some peeps the other night and it was great fun! God is really showing me not to put limitations on myself! Most of you know my weakness is my self confidence and daily he shows me that I should be confident in HIM! He has me here for a reason! I don’t know what it is yet besides learn but thats okay! A few people have their vision and plan from God for their lives and thats wonderful! Though for me I don’t know!

Job- I need a job! so does everyone else I know! Gods teaching us all some Faith in that area I think! He will Provide means for all of us, though it will most likely different for each one!

Migraine- I got slammed with one tonight about 2 songs into the service. Poor Jess and Liz I practically ran out of the service, but it was the WORST pain i’ve felt in awhile Ive been extremely conscious with my migraine triggers and such so thats good!! I think my body is just saying take a break NOW. I haven’t been feeling 100% well since I got here really but have just been pushing through! now with a Cold and school starting maybe I just need to stay in bed tomorrow! I did most of the day today though. Pray that this is the Last one for a good long while!

Now I’m off to the warmth of my bed! Good night/ Good morning!

Sydney- Part One!


First off I feel so at home in Australia! I love Sydney! I never thought people could be nicer than Texans but they are here, unless you are a customer service person but more to come on that later! Walking around town today many people asked me if I needed help finding my way! Maybe its because I had a camera around my neck and a deer in a headlights look.
My flights
I got to Dallas safely and didn’t have to send to much stuff home with mom because of weight!  I settled in and cried a bit then decided to go get some food! While in line a little boy threw up all over the back of me.  There was a language barrier but I could tell they were extremely sorry! Luckily I had stuff in my carryon to change into!
The flight from DFW to LA was rough. I had to sit in the middle and the folks around me were rude. My carry on was to big so I had to take half the junk out of it, then the flight attendant took my backpack before I could get my ipod out of it… oh well! Did I mention that the caption said flight attendants sit down immediately a few times during turbulence it was CRAZY
I then get to LA and have to go through security again which was fine! I got to the gate and they inform me that I had been upgraded to  PRIEMUM ECONOMY! This means My seat reclines, and I have a foot rest,  and FULL MEALS!!!
So I get on the plane after everyone else and then see that Im seated in an EXIT ROW with my own TV. I giggled like a small child for awhile! It was great! The only thing bad about that flight was that there were 30 jr high kids scattered throughout the plane and their teacher was seated in my row. The plus of that was 6 hours into my flight I couldn’t find my dramamen or Advil PM. The teacher was kind enough to drug me so I can sleep! The food was AWESOME TOO
I arrived in Sydney excited to get started. MY name was called over the loud speaker on the plane and so I got up there and they tell me I have a message- Terror washed through my mind, I thought someone had died or something. Anyways it was that My luggage had been lost. Apparently it hadn’t made it to LA. Then I realize why I had been upgrated. The needed to butter me up before informing me all Three Bags were gone!
They were Delivered about 9 Tuesday night!
My FLAT!
I live at
 291/8 Lachlan St
Waterloo, NSW 2017 Australia
 When I arrived on  the 5th floor of my high rise apartment the door wouldn’t budge, after jiggling it for a bit the door opened and I met my two flat mates Jenny and Aria. They hadn’t been told that they were receiving new roommates! Sooooooooooo    things in my apartment were akward and tense.  They still haven’t gotten everything out of our room because people have been in and out! My first night there were 7 people in here. Tonight I think it will be all 4 of us perminatly!
So Jenny is from Illinois, Arija is from Norway, and Josie is from Germany.
She is my ROOMMATE! Josie is the sweetest person I’ve met, she has some English problems but we are learning how to communicate!
I love and miss all of you!