February 5 we flew from LA overseas and arrived in Melbourne, Australia around midnight on the 7th. Other than being required to pay huge unexpected baggage fees on our layover in Fiji, our flights were uneventful and we were given pretty decent seats. The kids did great and we arrived to see our friends Phil, Lenna, Kristen and Emmanuel and Marie Claire.
After arriving we had a few days of down time to adjust to the time and temperature and to get over jetlag, which was such a blessing! Our first Sunday here we were asked to share at a new church plant called Arkhouse in St Kilda, Australia. They were a very friendly and energetic crew and we enjoyed getting to know them!