Hi! My name is Maryellen, and I’m a law and media student from Sydney, Australia. When I’m not nose-deep in textbooks, I love to get out in the sunshine, paint and play around with Photoshop and go rock-climbing. I grew up in a Christian home, but it wasn’t until I was a teenager that I made the conscious choice to follow Jesus. Once I discovered that God sent his Son to die for me, I finally understood the depth of God’s love for me. This realisation has shifted my life and perspective forever. Jesus has given my life meaning and direction. Even when I fail, face challenges or feel sad, I can experience His peace and know that one day I’ll live with Jesus forever.
I grew up in Hong Kong, which is a truly global city that is at one of the crossroads along flightpaths between Europe, North America and Asia. Perhaps that is why I am drawn to the big picture in life. For example, I love the emotional beauty of epic symphonies like Tchaikovsky’s ‘Pathetique’ Symphony. I also love the big concepts in science, like cosmology, as well as the philosophy and logic of science. I also enjoy exploring the meaning and purpose of life. The amazing thing is that I have discovered all of these big picture concepts converge in one single Person—Jesus Christ. He is the Person who answers all of the questions that I have and meets all of my deepest needs.