Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Cyclone Debbie

For the last few days we have been keeping an eye on the brewing cyclone out in the coral sea.  We were told to buy water and other basics to be somewhat prepared in case it headed our way. Simon and I headed to our local supermarket on Friday night while the kids were at Youth Group. It was amazing to walk through some of the aisles and see empty shelves.  If you wanted bread then you would have been disappointed as there wasn't any and bottle water was definitely in demand.

The cyclone ended up tracking south of us and so we have escaped the effects of the storm.  Unfortunately those a bit further south are really suffering now that the storm has reached land.  I am sure you will have seen the news reports as news comes in from the different areas.

Thanks for all those who were checking in on us.  We are all fine although we are slowly dissolving into puddles with the intense heat and humidity.  I am beginning to wonder what it feels like to be dry. It was almost 40 degrees in our house today and outside in the sun it felt hotter and then add in some significant humidity and you have quite the experience.  However, I would take that over a cyclone any day.


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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Ups and Downs

This past week there was sickness in the Wunderli household.  Joshua was laid out for a few days with a flu/cold bug that seems to be going around school.  He was pretty miserable over the weekend and into the beginning of the week but was able to go back to school yesterday.  He seemed to cope fine.  It appears that Zara has the start of it but hopefully it won't be as bad as Joshua.  Simon and I are hoping that we don't catch it at all.

My love of dentists is not very high (nothing personal if you are a dentist and reading this) and so with having a couple of old fillings removed, running around getting x-rays done and then having to get one of my wisdom teeth out  this morning I am now hoping for some breathing space from the dentist chair. |However, I  have to say that my experience in Australia has been a good one and God was kind in that the dentist was actually from Scotland so there was a rapport right from the start.

I am leaving the good news till last though.  While I was in the dentist chair having my wisdom tooth plucked out Simon was sitting another exam.  This time it was his flight instructor one and he passed. He has a practical to do at some point and then that should be it for a while.  He was on a course all last week and now has assignments to complete.  He is just over halfway through with a few more long days of studying ahead but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

We give thanks to all of you who continue to cover us in prayer.  As we have said before it has been quite the rollercoaster ride before we came to Australia and since we have been here.  However God has been faithful and so we take each day as it comes.  The verse below sums it up well.

Philippians 4:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)

I can do all things (which He has called me to do) through Him who strengthens and empowers me (to fulfill His purpose - I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Sunday afternoon

What do you do on a Sunday afternoon when you are tired of unpacking boxes and organising?  Well you take to the beach and try your hand at fishing.  I think the fish knew we were amateurs so stayed clear but one day we will get a bite on our line.

A lovely afternoon at Holloways Beach
Did I catch a fish....no not this time!
Try try again.....

We have a home not just a house

After packing up our home in Uganda almost 4 months ago we have finally received our belongings. Our house definitely feels more like home now and it didn't take Zara long to make her bedroom how she likes it.

We did come across some things that were meant to stay in Uganda or be thrown out but the packers were very enthusiastic and we didn't catch them in time.  However, it was only small things so "no dramas" as they say here.

Thank to all of you who prayed that we would see our things on the other side of the world.  So far we haven't found anything that was broken in transit or lost so that is amazing.

Our belongings really made it
The unwrapping begins

Now where to put everything???

Time to put the shelves together...

One happy girl...bear survived the trip!