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Selling sausages to send 7 pilgrims to Uluru!

The Fusion Gippsland team spent Saturday outside of Bunnings in Morwell to raise as much money as possible to help send the 3 young people and 4 leaders on the pilgrimage. 6 local young people connected through our Talk n Tucker group and Lunchtime With a Difference joined the team to help run the BBQ…

Yulara Friends

We had our first morning off since we arrived one week ago. Was good to relax and appreciate this very special place. Our afternoon was then busy with preparation for hosting a BBQ for a group of friends from Yulara. They are wanting to join with us and help on our “big weekend” and other…

Lots more connections & our team grows

We welcomed to our base camp today, the 10th member of our team Chris, who will be helping with the administration of the pilgrimage. Lots more connections with many people around the community today including Nyangatjatjara College where we will be going next week to run some activities with the students there. We were also…

Preparation for the concert in 15 days

Today students from a local school began to learn songs and dances to perform at the concert that will be held on April 14th in the middle of Yulara. It was a great time of connection and fun. The concert will be one of the highlights for the pilgrims when they are here in Yulara.…

Gippsland Info Night

This evening Fusion Gippsland held our 2nd info night with 2 young people and their guardians attending. The pilgrims, their family and the Gippsland team met together to chat about the trip and get to know one another. We watched last years short promotional DVD, along with discussing some of the finer details of the…

Mutitjulu friends

Today was our first day at Mutitjulu since arriving. We had a great time with the children again this year, singing, dancing and playing with the circus equipment. The picture here is of us showing some children the photos of them performing at the concert last year, they were very excited to see themselves. Our…

Raining on the rock!

What a contrast of climate and weather patterns we have had! Today started very hot and ended up with lots of rain! Thankfuly we had almost finished water proofing our camp site before the down pour! We had to rush a bit to cover up bits and pieces and make our kitchen tent a little…

Setting up continues and first day of school!

Elijah and Micah headed to school today, to meet up with old friends, and start three weeks of schooling while the pilgrimage program runs. Meanwhile the rest of the camp had all hands on deck as we set up more tents, and got our main community area set up – the “kitchen tent”.

Unpacking and setting up

A slower start to a cool day which began with a worship service. We unpacked the truck and caravans into the middle of our camp site. From there we will slowly build up the site to a fully functioning area that will accomodate almost 20 people and be an open community to all that pass…

Arrived at Uluru – good to be here!

We left crack o’dawn from Coober Pedy with another long day of driving. We encountered some unseasonably cool weather – in fact freezing, which made the drive more comfortable for us all! We have arrived at Yulara campsite without any flat tyres or other problems. Before dark, we managed to set up 4 caravans (3…

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