So it’s a been almost 2.5 weeks since I moved to Sydney to attend Hillsong College and it’s starting to feel more and more like home.
I’m slowly working out a routine of getting up, going for a run and reading while having coffee and toast. We still don’t have a fridge yet but once we do I can see myself getting into eggs and strawberries for break…with coffee being the essential ingredient to a balanced breakfast for me.
Sydney is awesome. The people are so friendly. Like, I thought Canadians were friendly but compared to Australians we are scum bags!! I mean it. Everyone is cool and nobody really sweats anything. Owners don’t have their dogs on leashes, which cause me some anxiety, but even the dogs are like, “yeah no biggie”. It’s an awesome vibe!
My flat mates are amazing! Everyone cleans up after themselves, nobody is a slob and we all do our part to make sure this is a place we all want to be. I love hanging with these guys. God has blessed me with phenomenal roomies.
I love walking around the Waterloo area and running into Hillsong College students. We are everywhere! At any given point, when I’m at Coles getting groceries, I could see five people from school. And it’s not like seeing people you used to know from high school where you pretend like you guys don’t know/see each other and walk off. You engage each other! ”Bro, how’s the day going?” ”So good mate!” etc. (That was just a simulated grocery store conversation)
At school, we’ve began our intensive week. It kicked off with a trip out to our Hills campus to attend a combined Hillsong staff and student meeting. We got to hear from the Eagle, Brian Houston…boom. So much knowledge and wisdom packed into a voice that sounds like it’s coming out of a diesel engine! Then we got to hear Robert Fergusson for FOUR HOURS!!! MAN IT WAS GOOD! I could honestly listen to that guy for 24 hours. After class was Part 3, seriously we did a three part Vision video, Pastor Brian laid out more of a local Vision for Hillsong church, what we’d be doing on a more local scale. Oh, ps. Pastor Brian mentioned that a Hillsong United doc, a Hollywood produced movie, live at the Hollywood bowl was in the works. Just keep your eyes peeled on that.
Making lots of friends and lots of family. Meeting new people, not just at church, and loving life.
More to come.