After TWO years of ‘patiently’ waiting… my flight is booked to SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA!
June 6th I am taking flight! I will spend 9 days immersed with church family in Arroyo Grande, California and officially be prayed out & sent out by Everyday Church (where I attended Iris Leaders School in 2014/2015). Mark & Cheryl Perry, lead pastors, will be our church covering for the church plant/base in Sydney!
On June 15th, I’ll take the 15-hour flight over the ocean landing in Sydney June 17th.
On June 24th, we will host an Iris Alumni gathering for those who are connected with Iris in the Sydney area to share our heart and vision!
I want to say a huge thank-you to each of you who have been praying for me and this journey and to those who have sown and invested financially so far! It is greatly appreciated and thank-you seems to little compared to the seeds you have sown. I am blown away by the love and support from people from literally all different seasons of my life – It is so neat to see how God is aligning it all!
I’ve been meaning to write somewhat of a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ post to share more about what we are doing. I know many of you know the ins and outs if we have had any conversation in the last two years, but I know many of you I haven’t seen in a long time [or maybe never met] and may be curious as to what I’m up to!
What will you be doing?
I will be helping to establish an Iris church [Everyday Church Sydney] and Iris base in Sydney, Australia. This past week they officially became registered as an incorporated association in New South Wales!
You can read more about Iris Global/Everyday Church:
Who are you going with?
I have partnered with Danielle & Aaron Carter. I met them while we were all in Iris Leaders School in California. They recently spent a year and a half AFTER our 9 months in California interning and being mentored by the lead pastors of Everyday Central Coast. They moved back to Australia at the end of 2016 to get settled in their new place and get their two beautiful kids settled in school. They have a heart for their country and especially the people of Sydney.
When are you going?
After 2 years of waiting, it is finally GO time! I just booked my flight for June 6, 2017!!
How long will you be gone?
As of right now, I will have a 1-year work/travel visa. From there, we will see where God is leading me.
Is this a paid position? Do you need financial support?
This is not a paid position. I am volunteering my time to go & help establish the church & missions base. I will be looking for a part time job when I land to help offset the cost of living. I have applied to a handful already, but difficult as I am not physically there yet! It is amazing to have friends & family partnering with me and investing into this. Sydney is a very expensive city to live in, just renting a room is roughly $1200 a month! Every little bit helps!
If I invest, what will the money be used for?
All financial support raised will help towards flights ($2000RT), medical insurance ($1000), visa to enter Australia ($450), monthly housing & living expenses. As mentioned above, I will be finding a part time job to offset the expenses but my sole purpose for going to Australia is to be part of the ministry. The support that is brought it will allow me to put more energy into the church plant!
How can I invest & sow into this?
Iris Ministries Canada – I am officially a missionary through them and they are a great avenue for you to donate through. You can check out my profile at www.irismin.ca/krista-noack There are many options as to how you can go about investing; one-time, monthly, electronically, by CHQ, or by credit card!
How can I keep in touch with what you are doing?
Email me! I’d love to hear what is going on in your life & how I can pray for you – firstname.lastname@example.org
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What can I pray for?
The next 7 weeks are going to be full! I would love for you to join me in specific prayers for myself, but not only me, but my family and especially for those I will encounter in my travels and once landed in Sydney!
- I am in the process of getting my work/travel visa – please pray that it comes through quickly & of course, that it is approved. [IT’s APPROVED!]
- I am selling my car – that I would have a buyer in the price range I am asking for and that the deal/ownership transitions over smoothly. [SOLD!!!]
- Provision – finances, housing in Sydney and a job! [DONE, DONE, & DONE]
- Transition as a whole – for myself, my momma (my dad thinks He will be ok), and that everything will continue to align as the date quickly approaches
I think that covers about everything in a tiny nut shell. There is so much more, but would love to connect personally to share! Feel free to leave a comment or email me directly email@example.com . I would absolutely love to hear from you.
As always, I am so thankful for your continued love, prayers & support on this adventure God has me on!