Another of the Midge Point Arts Group morning tea was held last week 9 July which has become something of a regular event.
There is always a story – this story goes back to 2011 when the Laguna Quays Respite cottage became a missions respite for mission people on the Whitsundays Repulse Bay mainland as a gifting from the Lord thru Well-Being Australia.
My wife Delma and I travelled to Proserpine four times a year for two weeks for maintenance and developed our own ministry in Midge Point and one way we did this was thru an art prize.
Mr Basil Sellers AM saw the potential and good-will of Well-Being Australia to provide community ministry with an art prize of $1000 which grew to $2000 over a five year period from 2013.
The years 2013 and 2014 Basil Sellers visited the Laguna Quay Respite cottage and at the same time chaired the art prize luncheon.
This built up good will in ministry on a wider scale with a fancy dress occasion and a number of annual business luncheons along with the art prize and supported by the Point Tavern Neil and Kaye Brooks.
Then each year as a separate occasion an arts morning tea was held at the Tavern and at various of the arts people’s houses. This went of year after year and provided an opportunity for the local community to seek ministry apart from the arts scene.
The arts group meet Thursday at Bloomsbury Hall where they hone their skills in the arts, crafts, sketches, water colour, sewing, sculptures …. whatever.,
When Mark and Delma Tronson come up a special occasion it set - one year we went to a local artists’s workshop. Another at an art winner’s home in Bloomsbury, another on a farm, another art winner.
The past two years this special morning tea has been held at Inas Jackson’s home in Midge Point on a beautiful veranda which Dr Tronson named the “Onshore Breeze Café”. Everyone approved and delighted in the most suitable expression.
July 2020 morning tea
Last week the 2020 arts morning teas was held at Inas Jackson’s home and on the veranda – ah la – the Onshore Breeze Café”.
The people gathered bought a plate and there was so much food ….. it was a social distancing gathering where no one sat close to each other.
We had not seen the arts group people since 2019 and it was joy in the Lord to catch up and find out what was happening in the community of Midge Point and Bloomsbury.
Dr Tronson gave a speech (as he is expected) told a story about his cricket ministry years (Australian Cricket Team chaplain for 17 years), discussed what was the local situation with Covid 19 and those who were ill or under duress.
Community ministry is very important in small regional areas such as Midge Point and Bloomsbury.
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 45 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 45 years with 4 children and 6 grand children