There are only two months from 2019 – January may be a little late to start 2019 planning. The good news is that Well-Being Australia has several dates booked for specific ministries and other’s that function all year round.
Laguna Quays Respite
This mission’s cottage on the Whitsundays, opened in 2011 and with an astonishingly busy visitors scenario, continues to be available to missionaries, chaplains, home missioners, pastors ….. there is no cost for the accommodation and those who fly in have available to them a discounted AVIS rental.
Connect Dr Mark Tronson by firstname.lastname@example.org or 0419 917 713
Young writers with Christian Today
The young writer ministry is celebrating 10 years in 2019. It was initiated with five young sport writers when the editor asked Dr Mark Tronson to add to his daily column, a ‘sport’ article.
From there it has grown to 85 young people from Australia, New Zealand and 18 international young people from England, Canada, USA, West Indies, Mozambique, South Africa, China …..
National young writer conferences have been held every year since 2010 (except 2012 when State meetings were held) and since 2013 a video has been produced and these can be viewed at
Young people between the ages of 18-30 are welcome to become young writers with their own international column in Christian Today – contact email@example.com 0419 917 713
2019 young writer’s conference
Date - 10 August 2019
Venue - Craigieburn Salvation Army, Melbourne
This is the same venue as the 2018 One Day in Melbourne and 2019 One Day in Melbourne – seminars of IT for missions.
Capt. Peter Brookshaw of Craigieburn Sallies who is hosting the 2019 conference is a young ‘emerging’ writer and the editor of the Week 3 young writers and an internationally acclaimed blogger.
A large feature of the young writer program are the annual awards presented at each annual conference. These are determined by several sets of panellists who mark the young writers, whose points are collated by several sets of statisticians and then presented at the conference.
This will happen again on the 10 August 2019 in Melbourne as it was the first annual awards conference way back in 2013 in Melbourne.
Basil Sellers 18-30
Australia - Cheryl McGrath – Melbourne
Runner up 1.5 points behind - Amy Manners
New Zealand - Jessica McPherson - Christchurch
Internationals - Jason LaLone (USA), Stacy-Ann Smith (Jamaica) - joint
Sport - Wes Tronson
Basil Sellers Over 31’s
Australia - Peter Brookshaw
New Zealand - Emma McGeorge
Internationals - Kandima Awendila
Australia - Roydon Ng
New Zealand - Esther Koh
Internationals - Charis Jackson
Cartia Moore, Jesse Moore, Caitlyn Furler, Richard Kwon
Australia - Kristen Dang
New Zealand - Daniel Jang
International - Josh Robbie
Other Well-Being Australia 2019 Ministries
Life After Cricket
Country Town Tours
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html