Why did nine people from throughout NSW and Victoria decide to come to Seymour?CHALPAT SONTI May 23, 2014 3:16am
Volunteers from the Mobile Mission and Maintenance group that are working on the Seymour Presbyterian Church hall - Janette Watts is on the paintbrush with Gwen Hall, Chris Thompson, Marg Knowles, Neil Thompson, Ian Knowles, Cedric Wyndham, Trevor Watts and Phill Hall.
These nine people pictured decided to come to Seymour for two weeks. But this isn’t your usual holiday.
The group, from parts of NSW and Victoria, are actually here on a mission. They’re from the Mobile Mission and Maintenance group, a virtual army of volunteers that travels the nation working on church facilities.
And these volunteers are in Seymour because the Presbyterian Church needed them. The church hall, built in 1963, is in need of much-needed repair.
Team leader Phill Hall, a carpenter who along with wife Gwen is from Sydney, said churches posted details with the MMG head office and volunteers — who were all Christians — could choose which ones they travelled to. This group includes recruits from Sydney, Newcastle and Cowra in NSW and Warragul and Wantirna, and the males are all tradesmen.
‘‘You go to places you’ve never been before and you learn lots,’’ Mr Hall said.
They will spend two weeks working on the hall although (excuse the pun) that’s in the lap of the gods. The outside will be painted and repaired and the foyer, entry and toilets will be fixed inside.
‘‘We’re praying for some fine weather for next week,’’ Mr Hall said last week.
The group often camps out on church sites, though with no suitable area at the Presbyterian church, they are using the Goulburn River caravan park. They do the ‘‘touristy thing’’at weekends — and some at least might be back.
‘‘I would love to come here in the summer when the weather’s better,’’ Mr Hall said.
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