Christian Life & Discipleship

Counterfeit Nutella and Bibbulmun Track

A new quarter has come underway, and we, the new Frontline students are getting into the rhythm of life at YWAM Perth.

One of our most common discoveries has been the famous, “Vegemite”. Friend, or foe? This Australian delicacy has deceived many of the Frontline students. There seems to be a common story that goes something like this:

“Vegemite? Oh yeah.. there was a morning where I went to pick up some toast.. I was so exited to see there was some already lathered with Nutella, so I took a big bite into it, only to discover the strong taste of something else!”

Whether you love Vegemite or have mistaken it for the chocolatey-goodness of something else, it has become a well known item among us “Frontliners”.

A highlight from our first two weeks in Perth was going on our day hike to Bibbulmun Track.

After a half-hour bus ride, some smelly socks, and a deliberate Christmas carol or two, we made it to the beautiful Perth Hills to start our trek. For some, this was their first long hike experience – for others, one of many.

I hope we can grow in our understanding of who God is, and how we can bring that hope to the people we see everyday, and to those in the hard to reach places.

This trip was a fantastic day of bonding, building relationships, and getting to soak in the splendour of creation. From running down dusty hills, to walking the pipe-lines, racing to the top of a boulder, or cooling off in a hidden pond, we made a solid dent into our memoir of experiences to look back on from our time in Perth. But more than that, I think we all experienced a renewed awe for our Creator, and were able to push through and encourage one another through obstacles and challenges along the way.

Our day ended with a kangaroo siting, a bus ride back, some smellier socks, and fun conversation about the adventures had.

As we continue to dive into life here in Perth, whether through lectures, relationships, or outdoor adventures, I’m excited to see what God does in the lives of each person to prepare them for what comes next. I hope we can grow in our understanding of who God is, and how we can bring that hope to the people we see everyday, and to those in the hard to reach places.

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