Life after moving city

After I moved from Melbourne, many adversities have had happened. Exactly 2 weeks after I moved, one morning I received a phone call from my existing housemate telling me that the new housemate who lived in my room has caused some problems. A guy came into the house early in the morning and had a huge fight with her and a few of her friends that she brought home to stay over. After that, I just heard one complain after another and have had so many griefs just trying to get her vacate my house, unfortunately there was nothing I can do to vacate her but just to wait till the lease ends and thankfully she has left my house now yet there are so many damage that she caused. I thought she is a good Christian girl but she was totally far from that. Also, another tenant decide not to move in so the rent I receive was a lot less than what I thought I would get.

Additionally, i had appendicitis 3 weeks after i started my job. I couldnt get any sick leave because I have to work 3 mths before I can claim sick leave, and due to my surgery, I was unable to attend work for over a week. It didnt just cost me financially but also emotionally. I would not share it in details here but bottom line is I am very grateful everyday that I have good health and would not want to go through that again.

On top of that I had a big drama with my housemate here as well. She was so pedantic and had to pick on every single thing. I was only there for 3 mths and cannot handle it anymore so i went to look for another place. She was obviously unhappy that I choose to leave, so she accused me for not cleaning the property and didnt want to return my bond. I had to go through VCAT and put a complaint about her. Not only she didnt feel remorse, she accused me for even more things. It was so crazy, and everytime I thought about it, i felt so unfair and just couldnt understand why she has to treat me that way.

Now i have moved to a better place, even though i still have a little bit of problem with my current contract with this place but at least I have good relationship with my current housemate and her daughter.

Well, i guess thats enough of bad news that happened, of course there are many things that I can thank God for as well.
I am able to attend BSF here , and im so grateful because I felt so lonely when I first moved here but glad that I could make some friends here and continue to learn God's words in depth

I also receive quite huge pay rise in an unexpected way. In Melb I was paid 4th year scientist award but when I moved here, because my experience only showed that Ive got less than 3 years experience as scientist, they decide to move me to 3rd year instead. it was ok but somehow i felt that it wasnt fair. However, one day because I wanted to know when it will roll over ( the date when I will move to 4th year), i emailed the payroll and they requested that i provide statement of service from my previous employer. I provided that and was able to be moved to 5th year because it showed that I have worked there for more than 4 years. Praise God! I found out in January but i have started work since end of September, so I got back pay as well. It was very meaningful to me because I have had suffered so much loss since I move to sydney and in a way I felt God has given me back what I have lost. Isnt our God so good?

I have also found home church here . The church is full of people whom we can relate to each other and feel like a family. The teaching is biblical and the leaders are very humble. I am glad that God has given me this place where I can grow and serve Him. and yes, I have signed up to a new ministry, guess what it is! haha. it was stage manager, well not managing people, but managing stage, such as carrying the pulpit and table haha. But i know God wants me to humble myself by doing the work that no one ses or appreciate, it was good. I felt far from Him and definitely not as passionate anymore and I need God's rebuke and reminder that He is in control and He cares for me even when I dont.

And last but not least, I was able to go back to Indonesia for holiday and visit my family. it was a good trip, my boyfriend went with me and met with my extended family. I am glad that everyone welcomes him and he was able to get to know me more by visiting my hometown.


The past half year was very challenging but I thank God that I lack nothing, at times i will think to myself , how can I pay for all this and still have savings , well the answer is only by God's grace and mercy, I definitely dont deserve it. I was ungrateful, constantly worrying and anxious and forgot to seek Him, yet I would like to share this because looking back, I can confidently say that God is still faithful.


All glory to our mighty God

Orange girl

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  1. I found your blog while searching for how to do BSF homiletics. Thanks so much for posting. I completed my first lesson and was so blessed and challenged. I jumped to your last blog to see how you were. May God bless you in Sidney!! Thanks for sharing. Cheryl

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    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement. Glad the homiletics sharing was helpful =) enjoy your journey as a leader

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