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8 Things to know about YWAM in Perth, Australia

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1 – You will be transformed

This one is a disclaimer. If you don’t want to your life to change, if you don’t want to become more joyful, free, God adoring, loving and kind, if you don’t want to gain a big, wonderful and loving family, this probably isn’t the place for you.

 

2 – You will learn to speak ‘Aussie’

G’day mate, chuck on ya thongs and jump in the van. We’re going to maccas. Not much further explanation required, Google will be your best friend.

 

3 – Your classmates are also your family, your house-mates and your best friends

There is nothing quite like a friendships made during a Discipleship Training School. They will be closer (plus probably more multicultural) than most. The experiences you will have together, the changes you will go through just bring you that much closer. Many people end up remaining friends with, travelling the world to visit and even marrying their classmates!

 

 

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4 – You will discover Tim Tams

And a thing of beauty, the Tim Tam slam. You will never go back. Get ready, world.

 

5 – You will consume a lot of bakery items

One of the biggest blessings here at YWAM Perth is the readily available morning tea snacks. Thanks to our lovely local bakeries there are usually glorious mounds of bread and scones for all. You can try to resist, but it happens to the best of us.

 

6 – You will very likely see groups of young men readily sing and dance to Beyoncé before an audience. 

Our ‘Open Mic Night’ always draws a crowd, as well as new discovered talents and confidence. Most performances are amazing if not hilarious, always a good night.

 

7 – You’ll experience a Summer Christmas

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, no snow in sight. An Australian Christmas is a lot of fun though. Barbecues on the beach, swimming and backyard cricket. Carols by Candlelight is another huge highlight of the season, for which you can sit on the grass on a warm evening and listen to Christmas carols for the evening.

 

8 – The best coffee in the world is found here

You won’t find a Starbucks here. I mean anywhere. Australians are not fussy about much but good coffee is apparently an exception. Perth is full of cute little boutique coffee places and quirky cafes. You will quickly grow to love the quality –and incredibly strong – coffee that energises Aussies all over Perth.

 

Yes, most of these reasons to give Perth a visit have to do with food, but isn’t that all the more reason to give it a go?