We had already planned to relocate to Australia before the global pandemic so we decided to go ahead with our plans. Every step of the way, we came across wonderful people who made our transition to Melbourne easy. We found a Christian family online who helped us find a rental by inspecting the house on our behalf. We had strangers coming forward to help with our luggage. By faith, we were able to get plane tickets to Melbourne, survived 2 weeks of hotel quarantine, and moved to Melbourne just in time for the second lockdown. We were at first disappointed that we could not go out or explore Melbourne. However, we had more time to enjoy family time together. When our first child was born, we were living a very hectic, career-driven life. It felt like “taking a deep breath” when our second child was born a few months ago. We truly had time to sit down, relax, and be family. For years we struggled to fit into a church community. I am Korean and my husband is half Chinese Malaysian and half Australian. Trying to find a church that can meet our cultural needs was almost impossible, especially living in places that were not so multicultural. So when we contacted City Life, we didn’t have high hopes because we did not want to be disappointed again. To our surprise, we were welcomed, nurtured, supported, and loved by lovely people from church. It felt like a family straight away. We love the fact that people from different cultural backgrounds worship together. We felt that God has been pursuing our family despite the circumstances and guiding us throughout the journey. We are looking forward to meeting people from the church in real life when the lockdown is over. Meanwhile, we will be keeping everyone in our prayers. Stay strong, CityLife. Take a big breath, God is in control.

Posted in September 2020


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