Within the orbit of Well-Being Australia are three respite facilities for missionaries, home mission, chaplains, pastors, church professional personnel…
The Whitsundays Laguna Quays Respite
Aldinga Beach Retreat – 1 hour south of Adelaide
Greens Beach, Bass Straight, TAS
These mission respite facilities has provided many mission families / couples and chaplains - a much deserved rest and recuperation.
This is a two 2 min video is of the Whitsundays Laguna Quays respite.
Aldinga Beach Retreat
Aldinga Beach Retreat is a one hour south from Adelaide airport and coordinated by MissionsInterlink, opened in November 2016, funded by Mr Basil Sellers AM who visited the Laguna Quays Respite in 2014-15. Basil asked me to send him in Sydney four mission executives toward a triage facility (more than rest).
As a result MissionsInterlink took on the responsibility with Ben and Robyn McLean as coordinators, former missionaries to Beijing China with Frontiers,
Green’s Beach - Bass Straight, Tasmania
Steve and Debbie Suba have been the Well-Being Australia Tasmanian Co-ordinators have established a missions respite facility at Green’s Beach on Bass Straight.
Stunning Beach front with direct access and Netflix, the respite house sleeps 12 and WEC missionaries regularly enjoy rest and recuperation. Steve and Debbie are former missionaries and Steve a WEC graduate.
Laguna Quays Respite - Whitsundays
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 ten 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.
This site illustrates photos from 2011-20 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 –email@example.com 0419 917 713
Laguna Quays Respite web site also host this video. http://www.bushorchestra.com/respite
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