On April 8, 13 students and 4 staff headed over to Bali to participate in T.V.C.S’s Bali mission trip. The trip was a 10 day trip full of fun, faith, service and learning. The team partnered with the Bali Life Foundation and did many activities to support their work over there as well as a visit to Compassion. Some of the things we did were:
· Taught the children at the Street Kids School and Suwung Community (School in a dump site).
· A lot of hands on, practical service (Painting, cutting grass, removing a tree and more).
· Experienced a local catholic school and taught the children about Australian culture.
· Did a cultural bike ride through Ubud.
· Played at the Children’s Home (Soccer, skating, parachute and built strong relationships).
· Visited the kids on the street.
· Went into the slums to see how some people live.
· Took all the children from the Children’s Home to the beach.
· Visited one of our Compassion children and saw a Compassion project in action.
On top of all that we had faith filled devotions and discovered more of who we are in Christ. We also ate way too much super yummy food.
All members had a fantastic time and many lifelong friendships and connections were formed.
But don’t just take our word for it, here is what the students had to say:
The children at Bali Life showed me how beautiful the power of kindness and the impact of laughter and smiles truly are. I have been inspired to bring kindness and positivity back to our TVCS community.
- Anna F
A highlight definitely was the kids at all the places we went. I loved playing games with them like duck, duck, goose. They were so friendly and welcoming towards us.
I absolutely loved meeting the people at Bali Life, they taught me so much and I don’t think I have ever missed people so much in my entire life. I am ready to go back!!!
A highlight for me was all the people. The team we went with and all the people we met. We made so many strong connections with everyone and it was the most incredible time of my life, I’m already ready to go back!!
- Anna K
I really enjoyed the entire trip. I enjoyed getting to become closer to everyone on the team and getting to meet all the beautiful people in Bali. It was amazing how we only had spent 10 days and in this time we had not only formed a family with the team, but we formed a bigger family with all the people we met in Bali and I will always value this experience.
It was the most amazing experience ever! I miss all of our Balinese family members that we made. Keeping in touch with them has been really cool and still having them as a part of our lives. Seeing all of the different parts of the Bali Life Foundation was so incredible and I can’t wait to go back!!!
Going to Bali was the absolute best time. My favourite part was of course spending time with the people would I now call family, which includes the people on the team as well as everyone we met in Bali. I’ll definitely remember all that we experienced and cannot wait to go back and make more memories.
The Bali Trip changed my life. I used to not have any idea about what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be, but now I know I want to be a part of missions and break barriers around the world! I thank God for this amazing experience, and I am determined to share the spirit of joy that I found in Bali to people around me.
Saying Bali was amazing is an understatement. It was an extraordinary experience that I know I’ll never forget. I miss my Bali family and I miss hanging out and making memories and consistently laughing. So grateful for this experience and am keen to see it’s impact it’s going to have on me.
Coming back from Bali has been weird and different. I have loved having the opportunity to share to staff and students about the trip. Being able to re read the journal that I kept has put a smile on my dial and been an emotional rollercoaster in a good way. I’ve made so many memories over in Bali especially with the kids from Bali Life. Seeing God work in so many different ways sparked something in me, I cant wait to get back to Bali and see what happens next.
The Bali missions’ trip was an unreal and unforgettable trip that has truly change my perspective on life and what’s important. Throughout the trip it was amazing to see God work through people and see unbelievable miracles. The memories that were built with the team or family were great.
The mission trip was bagus sekali! I can’t quite put into words how life changing and incredible the trip was. I know that no bone in my body will be able to forget the beautiful people I met there. My team was incredible! Can’t say anything bad about it.
If the amazing testimonies of everyone that has come back from this trip doesn’t convince you that it was a life changing experience, I don’t know what will! It really was a powerful 12 days learning from people that know love and joy only God can provide and I’m so grateful to be able to say that I did it alongside my new family:) It was indeed a solid trip and I would not have traded it for anything in the world!!!
Final words from Mrs Garland.
Only God could have known what a remarkable time this would be for us as the Bali Mission Trip Team 2019. The team bonding, the deepening of our relationship with God, the ‘hands on’ ministering to the people of Bali through teaching, weeding, painting, cleaning and relating and sharing God’s love has left a life time impact. It was SOLID!
- Aunty M