Well after a few weeks break from updating the blog over the winter holidays, its time to start semester 2 now. So I thought it would be appropriate to give a small update as to where we are at now.
For my studies its simply the start of Semester 2, which means another swathe of subjects (Luke, Isaiah, Church Ministry and Sacraments, and Ethics), as well as continuing on with preaching, leading at church and the other bits and pieces of life.
For Gill though things are changing. As she hinted about in an earlier blog post (http://www.porterblepeople.com/2013/05/its-been-a-bit-quiet-around-here/) the plans we had made for 2014 have been up in the air and have changed fairly significantly. Originally we were planning on heading back to Adelaide in 2014 for Gill to continue her GP training, but in God’s providence she has been able to secure a transfer to the Melbourne training provider and in fact starts her first GP term this week, at the start of August. This has opened the door for us to stay in Melbourne for 2014, and for Gill to continue her GP training at the same time. She will still be heading over to India in September and October for 5 weeks, which will fit well with her GP training.
We aren’t precisely sure what 2014 will look like at this stage, as I’m still intending on pursuing some form of a post-graduate research degree, although what that looks like we don’t quite know yet. But the big news is that we wont be back in Adelaide in 2014, but will rather be staying in Melbourne.
We hope that we can still keep up with all our friends in Adelaide though, even if we aren’t around physically.