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This post is going to be more of a personal update.

I’m moving

That’s right, I’m leaving Wollongong which has been my home for my whole life. I’m heading to Canberra because I’ve got a new job there.

I’ll be working for a company called Xero as a software engineer. It is an exciting time as I get to do things I’ve never done before but also a bit nerve-racking.

So if you would like to catch up before I leave Wollongong or if you would like to hang out if you are in Canberra, send me a message and I’ll try and organise something.

I’ll be moving on the 1st of February 2020.

Church and Prayer

As part of this move, I will be leaving my church in Wollongong which is a bit of a blow since I am very close with the people in the church. It is also very difficult leaving the work I am doing there. But there are many good things happening and I believe that the Christian Reformed Church will continue to grow in Christ’s likeness. As of right now, I plan to go to the Canberra Reformed Church once I’ve moved.

If you’re someone that prays then the following points are things on my heart:

  • Pray that the move will go smoothly. That I would not stress but trust in God that it would go well.
  • Pray for my family as they adjust to me not living with them.
  • Pray for the community of the Christian Reformed Church of Wollongong that they would find people to serve in roles that I was working in. Also thank God for the amazing work that they have done in my life.
  • Pray that I would form good habits, not letting work consume me but that I would continue to see the work of Christ as the ultimate priority. Pray that I would constantly rely on God by prioritising the reading of his word and praying to him.
  • Pray that I would make good friends in Canberra, that I would be a blessing to these people and that through these relationships I would build up the kingdom of God.

But I don’t want to just have you praying for me, I would also love to keep you in my prayers. If you have something that you want me to pray for, send me an email (jeremy@vaartj.es). I would also love to keep up to date on how you are all going.

But for now, I would just like to thank all of you. I really cherish my friendships and I’m going to miss you all. I pray that God would continue to bless you in all that you do and that you would truly trust in His love for you.


Jeremy Vaartjes