Sunday, October 30, 2016


Welcome to our Adventures Down Under blog!

On December 5, 2016 we will enter the Provo MTC. Two weeks later we depart for Australia. Here's a little bit about the Australia Melbourne Mission and the "Land Down Under"...

The Australia Melbourne Mission covers the entire State of Victoria, all of Tasmania and part of New South Wales. The State of Victoria is the country's smallest mainland state and is located at the lower southeast portion of the country.

Victoria is the most diverse of Australia's states and has a very temperate climate and has leaves on the trees, flowers, and fresh vegetables and fruits year around. The season in Australia are pretty much the opposite from Utah: winter is summer, and summer is winter. The average temperature in the summer varies from 25 degrees C (77 F) on the coast to 35 C (96 F) in the warmer regions. In the alpine regions of the northwest, winter temperatures average between 3 C (37 F) and 10 C (50 F). Tasmania can be colder in the winter than Victoria. Inland New South Wales can be hotter in summer.

Melbourne has a population of over three million people and is a very cosmopolitan city with more than 60 nationalities.

We are looking forward to serving in the Australia Melbourne Mission! It will be a great adventure, but most importantly, a joy to share the gospel with others and invite them to "come unto Christ".

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Where is the Australia Melbourne Mission?

The mission office for the Australia Melbourne Mission is in the city of Melbourne, which is located in the southeast corner of Australia. The mission boundaries include all of the state of Victoria, all of Tasmania (the island south of the main continent) and part of the state of New South Wales.

Here is a map of the mission:

Australia Melbourne Mission