Monday, July 29, 2013

Adele in a Shell - July 2013

My Band - Adele, Jesse, John, Steph, Heaseung and Tanya
  Hello friends and family =o) Welcome to my first Music Discipleship Training School update! 
I’m so excited to share with you how God has been moving in the last 2 weeks!

Week One
The first week was really amazing, hearing all about the Youth with a Mission base here in Perth and meeting lots of students and staff. There are about 140 students of all the different schools they are running this quarter, 22 students in the Music DTS with me and we have 6 great staff leading our school.
Week One's lectures were about “Hearing the voice of God.” It was really incredible to listen to Colleen Noblet (she came from YWAM in Goulburn as part of the original team to set up YWAM Perth) as she shared from the Bible, YWAM's experiences, and her life experiences, on hearing the voice of God, obeying, and having quiet times.

Week Two
YWAM Base Perth
This week we studied “Nature and Character of God.” On Thursday 18/07 we looked at Implications of not knowing God, number 1 being that we develop wrong views of God. I acknowledged/ realised I had been blaming God for some events in my life. It was so freeing to acknowledge that, repent and pray out “I choose to believe God’s heart for me, that He is love and His heart was broken over those things that hurt me.” I know there is more God needs to do in me but I’m so excited to be on this journey toward wholeness and freedom.

Life as a student
It has been really full-on adjusting to life in community and being a student again, but I know God is with me, holding me and guiding me, it has been so special.
I am living in a lovely house with 7 other girls; our house has a movie nights together, and we play worship music while we work on our class journals together. I know I am very blessed to be here.
The weather has been lovely and sunny most days but very cold at night, lots of people have started getting sick, I'm faithfully taking vitamin C, 2 or 3 times a day and praying for all of us.
Housemates! Bek, Adele, Jeike and Alex

Please stand with me in prayer

  • Weeks 3 and 4 we learn about Repentance and Forgiveness, and Worship and Intersession. Please be praying for the Music DTS class that these weeks will be significant in refreshing and renewing our relationship with God.
  • Several of my classmates have gotten sick with colds and fevers, please pray for their healing so they can continue to join class, and please pray that the sickness doesn’t spread.
  • I’m continuing to trust God for the provision of the school fees, which are: Lecture phase $3,580 + Outreach phase up to $5,000. After donations I now have $1,350 left to pay of Lecture fees, due by August 2nd, and all of the Outreach fees.
  • Please pray for ideas for fundraising – if you have any ideas please let me know =o)
  • Praise God for a great place to stay during lecture phase, and for my beautiful housemates!
  • Praise God for the amazing things I’ve learnt so far! I’m so excited about all God is doing in changing my heart.

 Thank you for taking time to read this, I really appreciate your prayers and support! There are lots of times when I clearly see God at work, in worship, prayer, class time, and even keeping me safe as I walk to and from home.
Please let me know if there are any ways I can be specifically praying for you, I have a real heart desire to pray for my friends.
Love and blessings, Adele

Friday, June 14, 2013

Beginning of Day 4
Hello time for a "No Poo" update.
  So today is Day 4 after washing my hair for the first time with Bi-carb and Vinegar; it's starting to feel a bit greasy but today is the day I'd normally wash my hair so I think it's going well so far!
  I'm also really excited because I've created a Facebook page so more people can know about my challenge =o) Hello to all my facebook friends who have come by (wave)
  So far I have $300 towards my course fees, I've paid for my flights to and from Perth $500, and renewed my passport $350! Praise God for His provision and please continue to join me in prayer for the needed finances.
  Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a nice day!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"No Poo" Challenge

Before trying No Poo for the first time
  My next adventure is going to Perth, Western Australia to be part of YWAM's Discipleship Training School.
  I have been praying for a couple of years about doing DTS as a way of being refreshed in my relationship with God and His call on my life. December last year marked 10 years with Fusion and so I decided to take this year "2013" as a sabbatical year - 6 months catching up with family and 6 months renewing my relationship with God.
  The school starts in 3 weeks and I have lots of money to save/raise so I've decided to try the new craze going "No Poo," not using Shampoo to wash my hair.
  No Poo is really great for saving money as all you need is Bi-carb Soda, Apple Cider Vinegar and water. Apparently great for your hair too! 

My Bi-carb Soda solution and Apple Cider Vinegar solution

 To add to my savings from ditching Shampoo myself, I'm inviting friends and family to try No Poo for themselves and donate their savings to me. If we estimate that on average people spend $10 a month on Shampoo and Conditioner, if 20 people gave that money to me then I would have $200 towards my school fees. If those donations continue for 6 months that's $1,200.
  Alternately you might decide to give a one off donation.

Day after first No Poo wash

Cost of DTS - 
Classroom phase: 
 Tuition                             $2,290.00 
 Resource fee                     $   210.00
 Board and accommodation $1,080.00
 Sub-total                           $3,580.00
Field Assignment/Outreach phase: 
 Approximate cost       $4,000 to $5,500 
TOTAL approx.          $9,000.00  

Leave a comment below if you'd like to join me in the challenge or would like more info about my plans for the next 6 months.
Thanks for reading!

Blessings, Adele

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jinli Street, Chengdu

Chengdu is a city brimming with a strong leisurely ambience. Jinli Street is particularly representative of this city.

It is recorded that as early as the Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 206 BC), Jinli Street was the most famous place for baldachin - a rich, ornate cloth. And it was one of the busiest commercial streets during the Shu Kingdom (221-263). Hence, it is known as 'First Street of the Shu Kingdom'.

In order to reclaim the street's prosperity of former days, it was restored with contributions from the Wuhou Memorial Temple and was opened to public in October of 2004. Since then, visitors from all over China and abroad gather in this ancient street to relax, admire the traditional-style buildings, and taste some local snacks.

Copied from - - more info on their site.

I really enjoyed visiting Jinli street with my chinese friend who lives in Chengdu, she said you haven't really been to Chengdu until you've visited Jinli Street.

Monday, March 21, 2011


From a friend in the South

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Christmas in Australia

These are a few of my favourite things about Christmas in Australia

1) Time with my family - the whole family getting together around the table, sharing memories from the year.

2) Yummy Yummy Food!!! - so many special treats like: Choc Self-Saucing Pudding - with Icecream, Fruit Cake - with custard, Lebkuchen, and so much more!! I also love baking with my mum and making our own chocolates with my brother. ^.^

3) Summer Sunshine - I really enjoy going to the beach with friends, going on picnics by the river, blue skies and misty mountain mornings.

4) Bushwalking - there is something so beautiful about wondering thru gumtrees, along the trodden path, finding native plants and animals, and stumbling across a waterfall tucked in a valley. I like going with friends so we can point out things we spot to each other.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chinese Wedding

I've had this post in my drafts box since May last year, time to publish!

Last May I was invited by my friend to attend her Wedding Celebration, we met at her apartment and watched her husband carry her up the stairs! Then they gave tea to their parents, aunts and uncles to show respect and were given red packets in return.

We then got into a bus and drove for 3 hours to a rural town where her husband grew up.

When we got there people were setting off fireworks and handing out lollies, everyone was so excited! We then went inside and they did more tea ceremonies for his family and other ceremonies to bring luck and prosperity.

Then my friend got changed and we went to a big banquet. I'll add more photo's soon but I thought it would be good to just get this one out there.