The Whitsundays Laguna Quays Respite coordinated by Well-Being Australia for missions is expecting a new lease of service when the Queensland borders open over the next two months.
Queensland based mission people have made good use of the mission’s cottage during the various stages of lockdown.
The last maintenance visit was in July – August when Dr Mark Tronson suffered his second TIA mini-stroke – ended up in both Proserpine and then Mackay hospital for a total of 4 nights. Ministry supporter Terry Barron drove him back to Laguna Quays Respite.
The Whitsundays mission respite facility, opened 10 years ago in 2011, has provided many mission families / couples and chaplains - a much deserved rest and recuperation. This two 2 min video is of its ministry for missionaries, home missions, church full time personnel is remarkable.
Laguna Quays Respite
The respite cottage is situated a fifteen minute drive south of Proserpine airport and a stone's throw from Midge Point. Opened in 2011, Well-Being Australia developed this mission respite ministry after my wife Delma and I had ministered respite to Australian Institute of Sport elite athlete "respite" in both Moruya (Basil Sellers Moruya) and Tweed Heads (Basil Sellers Tweed) since 1992.
The Laguna Quays Respite facility was a dream of ours to serve our mission community with a no-cost rest and recuperation experience and the Whitsundays provides many such opportunities for relaxation. Mission people can drive or fly into Proserpine airport inexpensively.
There is no charge for the Laguna Quays Respite cottage yet visitors are welcome to leave a gifting to help with its functioning costs.
Over these nine years - SIM, CMS, WEC, OMS, SU, TEAR, BCS, UCA, OMF, YM, Wycliffe, BCA, YWAM, MAF, AFES, CM, ASEF, Japan Missions, International Inter-Serve, NZ Missions, Global Interaction, independent missions, school chaplains and Ministers and pastors from many denominations.
It is a three bedroom beach house cottage –many are tired and need rest. It has also been a wonderful solace for pastors and specialist ministry personnel who need timeout to relax their head space.
This site illustrates photos from 2011-19 https://www.mpbnews.org/
Enquiries are welcome for bookings - missionaries / home missions / school chaplains / pastors - to contact us for your respite visit to the Whitsundays –firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 917 713
Laguna Quays Respite web site also host this video. http://www.bushorchestra.com/respite
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children