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What’s been happening?

Here I am, graduating from Moore Theological College, with a Diploma of Bible and Youth Ministry.

Kim was the fourth year ‘big sister’ who organised my little prayer quartet at college. I knew her from AFES days, and now that she’s graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity, she’s gone back to AFES to work at UNSW, sharing the gospel with students. She is a wonderful woman and I was blessed to share my life and prayer with her and the other girls in our group, Jacquie and Grace.

Doug was a student minister at Wild Street and graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity too. He’s one of those brilliantly smart dudes, but who also has an interesting sense of humour and a tireless servant heart. I was inspired by the way he and his wife, Jayme, taught the senior youth group kids last year.

My mum and my godmother, Freda. These women are two of the brightest Christian lights in my life, who have always prayed for me and loved me and longed for me to have an ever deeper relationship with Jesus. I love them.

The Hive Mind! Guan is still at college for this year, and Karen did the Diploma of Bible and Ministry a few years ago. They are my creative cheersquad, ever supportive and inspiring.

Here I am, with pink hair and cat ears, at Supanova Melbourne.

This look got a very positive reaction from my Facebook friends! Karen and I were in Melbourne at Supanova, a pop culture convention showcasing just about every nerdy thing anyone could be interested in – comics, anime, cult TV shows, sci-fi/fantasy/comic book movies, sci-fi/fantasy/horror fiction writing, costumes…oh it was great. Karen has written about our weekend in fine detail here, but as a brief summary, we gave out about 1200 promotional postcards directing people to the Kinds of Blue website, and we sold (or gave to Key People We Like) 28 of the 30 books we had taken with us. We were blown away by the sales – we had really not expected to sell that many. In fact, the people on the table next to us selling a horror novel were quite envious as they hadn’t sold many at all. I was really pleased by the reaction of most people, that it was a valuable book to be in existence, and that it was really well produced.

I’m really looking forward to Supanova Sydney in June, when we’ll do it all again!

Here I am, with pink hair and no cat ears, at WildKids.

Straight after getting back from the huge Supanova weekend, I went into helping out with the WildKids holiday program, which this year had the theme ‘Wild about science’. We explored God’s world through science, and explored what he had to say from the Bible about living in his world. Each day we would do experiments, which then had a link into illustrating our situation with God. The kids really loved it. We had over 75 kids each day, and an impressive team of volunteers from Wild Street who took the week off work (or part of the week) to come and help out. I’m praying that many of the kids will have understood the gospel message, and that, through God’s grace, the seeds we have sown will one day bear fruit!

The kids were really taken with this one. When we did revision each day, and asked them what we had done, most kids got the key point, “we messed up the world”, but there was usually at least one who yelled, “we put SLIME on it!!!!”

It’s been a busy time, but one that has been full of blessings!