Faces of Aura – Vanessa


1) Tell us a little bit about yourself

I’m heading into my final year studying Biomedical Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. I’m also involved in a ministry group at uni where I get to read and study the Bible with students. I was born on the coast and have an older brother and sister, and a pet cat called Salvesta who is very cute!

2) What do you enjoy doing for recreation?

I enjoy reading, playing the guitar and ukulele, running, and baking. I also enjoy catching up with family and friends.

3) How has Jesus changed your life?

Jesus has changed my life in a massive way. His death on the cross means I’m now adopted into the family of God, and so the approach I take to everything such as work and study has changed in light of this. I know my identity is found in Jesus and not my success at uni or status at work.

4) What’s your favourite Bible verse?

One of my favourite Bible verses is Colossians 3:1 which reads ‘Since then you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.’ I love this because it reminds me that I have already been spiritually raised with Christ to be with God, so everything I do now should be done with a focus on eternity, and the glory that is to come.

5) What excites you most about helping launch Aura Church?

The chance to spread the Gospel in a new community in need of hearing about Jesus. I’m looking forward to making relationships with people and having Gospel shaped conversations that point people to Jesus.