G’day beautiful friends! Hope this is finding you well, in good health, and blessed 🙂 So here we are in the beginning of the Spring/Summer season here in OZ! The weather has been insane lately! Sometimes, it’s raining in the morning and freezing, then flipping hot in the afternoon! I’ve been to the beach a few times over the last few weeks! I’m currently on College Spring Break! I’m going to help with the ACC(Australian Christian Churches) State Conference about 5 hours away! It’ll be a few days spent leading youth from all over this country! I’m excited! I also found a new place to live at the end of this semester which is $150 cheaper! Thank God for that! It’s a house that is a 5 minute walking distance from church/college instead of 25! I already know and am friends with the girls I’m moving in with AND I’ll have my own room! It’s surely been a challenge to share…but my roommate has been great! I am still looking for a job, so please be praying for that! I have an interview at the Apple store soon and I have an in-store trial at a clothing store sometime in the next couple of weeks! It’s still crazy to realise I’ve lasted here 9 months without a steady job! God is faithful and so good to me! I still wake up sometimes and pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming! The reality sets in every time I walk in the doors for church! I really love my church and community of friends I have here! Some of my friends will be leaving for good in November which will be really sad, but I know they are going on to continue what God has planned for them 🙂 In second year, we get to choose where we want to serve on the weekends. I have made my choice to serve at the Northern Beaches extension service! It’s a small congregation that meets on Sunday mornings at a golf club that overlooks the ocean! It is so beautiful, and I am a beach girl…get me near that ocean air and I seem to be instantaneously refreshed and HAPPY 🙂 In about 3 weeks, we are going to have the Hillsong Men’s Conference and the Annual Album recording! I’ll try to get to the front so ya’ll can see me 😉 I’m so pumped to be a part of a live Hillsong album recording! It’s gonna be such a beautiful time of worship to our God. He has been so good to me and I have SOOO much to be thankful for 🙂 Well, I’ll try to update this a little more…if you haven’t already, add me on Facebook: Roxi Ansari, follow me on Twitter: roxannamarie and/or add me on Skype: roxannamarie ! Also, here is my address once again–I love getting letters/cards!!
41/3 Cavalry Grove
Glenwood, NSW 2768 Australia!
I hope you have a wonderful day/night (whenever you may read this depending on where you are in the world!)
PS: Lastly, here is a copy of a kind of recent update if you didn’t get a chance to read it…
Dear family and friends-
Here is the LONG awaited update from Down Under! I just started my second semester of college a couple of weeks ago and it’s going great! I am growing a lot spiritually and musically! We have 2 songs we have to write this semester and I’m looking forward to getting back into writing! I had a job for a little while, but got let go. I’m in the middle of trying to find another one. God is surely taking care of me week-to-week though! I’m constantly amazed by His incredible faithfulness to me. At the end of July, we had our Hillsong Conference which was an incredible event to be a part of! 25,000+ people in one arena, worshipping God and gaining new insights into the Word. I am a leader in the youth group here as well and we have been seeing 4-20 salvations per week! It’s incredible to be a part of this amazing Church and the Body of Christ as a whole! I feel so blessed that God placed me here for such a time as this! I cannot wait to see what all He has in store for my life in this season!
I am planning on doing all three years of Bible College here. So far, I have only paid for one year so I am asking for some help! My birthday is in a few weeks and Christmas a few months after that! I have to pay my first round of tuition for second year by 17 January 2011. The total for the year is: $4,639.44-I already paid for my 3-year visa and health coverage at the beginning of this year. My rent is about $500 per month and it has been a bit of a struggle sometimes. I am also in need of a car because it will make working so much easier. Life is really difficult without a car and buses are really expensive! BUT God has done miracles in my 7.5 months here. I know He has purposed me to be here! He is always faithful to complete the work He starts! I really need some support to continue my studies here and to continue the dreams and ministry God has placed in my heart.
I trust that He will provide for me as He has done countless times already, but I just wanted to see if any of my friends and family could help me out! If you are able to support me monthly, even if it’s $10 a month, it really helps. Technically, there are 5 months until I have to pay tuition. Would you please consider helping me monthly or a one-time help? If so, please email me back and we can discuss options to help out!
I would so appreciate your support and thank you so much to those who have supported me already. Just know you are pouring into my life and I in turn am pouring into others’ lives all around me. I cannot wait to see what God does in my life over these next few years and I am praying tons for all of you! If you want to send anything, my address is:
41/3 Cavalry Grove
Glenwood, NSW 2768 Australia
My mobile number is: 0424 589 687-it’s free for me to receive calls, but be mindful that there is a huge time difference 😉
I love you guys so much! Thank you for everything you’ve poured into my life over the last few years! I appreciate your prayers as well-they’re just as important 🙂