Pas­tors change

Central and North Burnett Times - - DOMAIN -

THE chain of events that led pas­tor Les Peel and his wife Dawn back to Gayn­dah, and the Cow­burn fam­ily to take up res­i­dence in Mun­dub­bera, be­gan with the earth­quake on De­cem­ber 5.

“Dawn and Iwere pray­ing just af­ter 6am, whenwe felt the earth shake,” Mr Peel said.

“And ever since then, pieces of a puz­zle have been fall­ing neatly into place.”

Pas­tor Al­lan Cow­burn, his wife Marissa and their chil­dren (Markuss, 6, and Alysa, 5) have moved into the res­i­dence be­hind the New Life Cen­tre church and are set­tling into life in Mun­dub­bera.

Mean­while, Mr and Mrs Peel have moved back to care for the Gayn­dah par­ish.

All are wel­come to at­tend pas­tor Cow­burn’s first of­fi­cial ser­vice at 10am this Sun­day and meet the fam­ily.

“My dad grew up in Mun­dub­bera and Eidsvold,” Mr Cow­burn said.

“And (he) was the pas­tor at City Church in Bowen Hills.

“Where we come from, (the pas­tor) is Wayne Al­corn

“Wayne rec­om­mended that we come to Mun­dub­bera, as he was based here some years ago and felt we’d be happy here.”

The Cow­burns have hit the ground run­ning, with the coun- cil re­cruit­ing Mrs Cow­burn to run Shine, an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed per­sonal devel­op­ment pro­gram for women.

The pro­gram will be of­fered free of charge to North Bur­nett res­i­dents. For more de­tails phone 4160 3555.

Photo: Sue Har­ris

NEW FAM­ILY: With pas­tors Les and Dawn Peel (left) re­turn­ing to Gayn­dah, the Cow­burn fam­ily (Marissa, Al­lan and chil­dren Alysa and Markuss) will be­come fa­mil­iar faces at the New Life Cen­tre church in Mun­dub­bera.

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