University Bible Study

It’s the end of the semester and our final official day of class, so today was the last UWA Bible study I will be attending for awhile.  This Bible study met every Tuesday and started working through 1 Peter.  Cultural Note: Australian’s say One Peter and Two Peter.  This has taken some getting use to for me but everyone still understands when I say 1st Peter or 2nd Peter.
Screen Shot 2017-05-23 at 3.36.00 PMI loved connecting once a week with a different group of students, especially since they are mainly undergrad and in a different university world.  It was nice to have a break in between the craziness of classes to pray, read the Bible and have some fellowship time together.  I hope my schedule next semester also allows for another Bible study time and this group could potentially stay together.  I’m thankful for the opportunity and the privilege that it is to meet with other Christians on a regular basis at a public university.

An April Newsletter

2017 April- InternetE-mailed on Monday and snail-mailed this past weekend (thanks to my mother and Ryan’s mother), many of you should have already seen our April Newsletter.  But for those of you who are better at Facebook than email or simply follow along on the blog, here is our latest news, a summary of the last few months here in Perth, which you can also find on the ‘About’ page of our website.IMG_20170416_140817.jpgWe love being able to keep in touch with you.  And if you’re on our mailing list, you should have received a large post card from us a couple months ago with a picture of the city of Perth.  If you didn’t get that update, we probably don’t have your mailing address correct.  Could you please take a moment to help us update our records?  Please also let us know if you want to be added to our email/mailing list.  Send me a message at joy.candee@gmail.com and I’ll get you set up.

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We hope you enjoy our latest update.  Thank you for reading about what God is doing here in Australia.

Visiting York

Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 6.49.25 PMIt’s been 3 years since Ryan and I have visited York.  This little town of about 3000 people is about an hour north of Brookton.  It was one of my favorite towns along the 120 and I’m excited to get to spend more time in this part of the Wheatbelt.Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 6.50.02 PMSome of the members of the church in Brookton live in York, therefore it has been decided that the weekly Bible study will try occasionaly to meet in York.  Although I usually stay home and study for my University classes, I’m going to accompany Ryan out to York today and we’ll spend the night with friends after the study.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and participating in the Bible study too.  York here we come!

Bible Study Routines

Post-it notes remind me of prayers.  When I started attending Ryan’s Bible study in Camarillo while we were dating, it was already a routine.  At the end of every study he brought out post-its and everyone wrote down a prayer request and then these were passed around.  You write a post-it and then you take someone else’s post-it.  It could be anonymous or you could put your name down but either way that request was prayed for over the week.  I know a few people who would put the post-its up on their bathroom mirror as a reminder to pray.Screen Shot 2017-03-28 at 5.19.44 PM.pngOn Wednesdays Ryan now drives out to Brookton.  He teaches the Bible study and each week brings post-it notes so that everyone can share prayer requests.  Even though I don’t usually attend, I’ve started writing a prayer request to send with Ryan because I enjoy getting a prayer request back to pray for during the week.  I love being connected to this community through simple, weekly prayers.  Post-it notes have a lot of other uses but for me, they will probably always be connected to prayers.  I look forward to seeing what God will do through the prayers that will be written on these post-its.