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Sunday, July 24, 2011

tuppaware, it all ends here, and too many kids

Saturday, July 16
Julie had a tupperware party, so cleaning, snacks and Tim the Tupperwareman were the adgenda. Once they all left we went and saw HARRY POTTER: THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Part 2.  Woot! So excellent!


Sunday, July 17
Set up the room for the Art component of Kids Activity Day at Gymea Baptist. Here are some pics

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A VERY long day. Got there at 730 and left at almost 6 pm.

Tuesday, July 19
I was sick today. too many kids, and a sore body with a cold. Sweet Sam came by and got me medicine and I gave him lunch...while I continued to sleep. Crazy cold wind, all night and big rain for around here.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Saturday in the Park

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The Reason I'm Here and Uncle Bruce

Sunday,July 3 to Friday, July 15
These two weeks were mostly filled with Hope Street-Urban Compassion preparing for the Kids Activity day at Gymea Baptist.

Helen would pick me up at 745 and we would weave thru traffic into Woolloomooloo (Sydney) See map


Woolloomooloo is a dicotomy of rich and poor. Within blocks of each other you have the highest concentration of homeless people in Australia and the most expensive condos. I spent my days there helping Helen with the year end receipts on computer, mail merging and stuffing envelopes. I would also take time to go "down" to the Back Shed Cafe or the Art Space to see who was hanging out and talk to them. Then around 430 I would climb the hills up from Woolloomooloo to  Kings Cross Station (quite a steep hill), and catch the train for about an hour back to Gymea (Where Julie lives). 
I went in Tuesday July 5, Friday July 8, Wednesday July 13, Thursday July 14 and Friday July 15. I will  blog in more detail about that.
Across the street from HopeStreet,
A local guy who feeds the cockatoos each morning

The desk I was at had a very fun and creative owner..
thanks Tim for sharing your space.

Yes, this stared at me as I worked for an urban mission 

View walking down from Kings Cross Station

The city

Outside a tenement house

The station

Alley cut thru to the cafe

This square houses the most homeless in Australia,
and if you walk to the end of it you see Finger Bay Warf
where the rich and famous like Russell Crowe live.
....literally blocks from Hope Street.

Government housing

the train track over Woolloomooloo in the city
Tim, Helen and Beth at Hope Street Urban Compassion
Pray for Hope Street Urban Compassion with all the ministries they support. Pray for continued government and Baptist support, for financial and prayer partners and for the staff of Hope Street.

I also had meetings for the Kids Activity Day at Gymea Baptist Church.

While this week passed we also went to visit our Uncle Bruce, my Dads, sisters husband. He is one of our favorites. Sadly however the week prior he suffered a stroke, in his spine! And now he is paralysed from the waist down...odd huh? But Uncle Bruce is a "glass half full" kind of guy, I guess from running the Baptists here for years (ha ha). But he has a fantastic attitude, goes to Physical therapy every day to build up his core and upper body. Please pray for him, we are praying for a miracle. He has had a miracle healing before and his with us still for a reason! So we went North to the Northern Beaches to Forster to visit with him for two days.


Uncle Bruce and me

Julie with Uncle Bruce

Forster Beach

Ahhhh relax and watch







Sunday, July 3, 2011

Beach, Bob and Brazilian BBQ

Sunday, June 26 -  Saturday July 2

This is the second week of school holidays here. we have been relaxing and just hanging out. We take quick driv es to the beach (Cronulla) and walk around there. Met Sam and Tahlia yesterday for coffee there. Sam is staying in Cronulla while he does his internships in Sydney. He will return to Wagga in 2 weeks and won't be as accessible to me....(sad face).
I have visited with old friends. Paulette (who would be a pepper sister for sure) and had great hazelnut coffee made by Bob her husband...he makes the best coffee, sorry Kayran. Ate Indian from my new Indian friend at the Indian Family Diner Take Away.
Hung out with Ali for her 30th birthday! For TWO parties! Ate Brazilian BBQ and hung out at the Pub (one of many locals)

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