Since that event and the associated speaking tour which continues, they have reflected on three significant events that have influenced their philosophy of ministry.
First – Looking Ahead
While in the US they came upon a ministry situation that had become debilitated by events that had occurred some years previously. They noticed how this so affected them that their personal lives were constrained, their family circumstances were deplorably compromised and their ministries were forever being forfeited to what had been.
Looking forward has always been a feature of Mark and Delma Tronson's ministries. It was the Reverend John Edmondstone, then President of the Baptist Union of Churches of Australia, who counselled them to always look ahead.
M V Tronson had fallen ill with stress in 1999 and Heads of Churches, of whom Reverend Edmondstone was a part, released them from the Sports and Leisure Ministry which they had pioneered from 1982.
They were encouraged to proceed forward, rather than dwelling on past events, and initiated the ministry 'Well-Being Australia' so as to retain the cricket chaplaincy and specialise in athlete/coach respite ministry."
Second, a South Pacific Congress
Organisers of the Baptist World Congress 'Living Waters Conference' for Australasia and the South Pacific held in Cairns in May last year sought Mark and Delma Tronson lead a workshop. The subject of the workshop was on linking sports to the Christian community. This illustrated a whole new world for ministry to South Pacific leaders.
This has continued since with numerous other doors opening such as teaching and lecturing in seminars and workshops in sports ministry. The most recent was with YWAM's International Discipleship Training School 'Sports Ministry Module' in Brisbane.
The third, the Australian Missionary News IPTV
While in Los Angeles last year Mark Tronson was interviewed by Dan Wooding on the SafeWorlds 'Faith, Hope and Charity' IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) station, a technology developed by Alan Metcalfe. As a result of that interview and connections M V Tronson was invited to establish a similar IPTV channel in Australia.
The outcome of all this was the establishment of the Australian Missionary News IPTV with both a web site and the SafeWorlds IPTV functioning.
http://tv.bushorchestra.com and www.safeworlds.net
In this past twelve months they have travelled extensively doing short video interviews with Christian 'movers' and these are housed in four areas: Mission, Sports, Professionals, Media.
Dr Sam Mings the founder and President of Lay Witnesses for Christ International who hosted the Sport and Olympic Gold Medal Award, said that this would become a well spring of the Lord's blessing into their ministries.
Mark and Delma Tronson can testify to this and have witnessed first hand the benefits of 'looking forward' in their ministry and affirm that the Lord continues with His wonderful grace, pleasure and providences for them.