Salvos pair moving on
Packs to farewell Ipswich
IPSWICH couple Greg and Lenore Pack, who have worked tirelessy for Salvos, will bid a sad farewell for a new role interstate.
The married couple, who moved to Ipswich in 2011, has helped the community for seven years and, between them, has worked in 15 communities.
Mr Pack previously worked in Beenleigh and his wife in Brisbane, although Mrs Pack helped people in Ipswich recover from the devastating floods.
The pair quickly became well known as people who lent a helping hand.
“I like to think we have made the Salvos more approachable in Ipswich,” Mr Pack said.
Mr and Mrs Pack led information sessions, courses and workshops for people doing it tough and struggling with things such as addiction.
They set up initiatives such as the Salvos breakfast, where people could come in and get a bite to eat for 20c.
At Christmas, the couple helped those in need put food on the table by drawing up a budget program. They listened to those who attended
‘‘ WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH PEOPLE AND HELP THEM REBUILD THEIR OWN RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES AND JESUS. LENORE PACK
their Wednesday night meals and Friday night ministry.
Mrs Pack said they were dedicated to making relationships in the community.
“Everything we do is about relationships,” she said.
“We build relationships with people and help them rebuild their own relationships with themselves, their families and Jesus.
“We added to what the Salvation Army already offered in Ipswich and we met some incredible people.”
Mr Pack agreed with his wife’s statements.
“I will miss walking through Riverlink and saying hello to almost everyone.” Mr Pack said.
The pair has lots of happy memories in Ipswich and will be sad to say goodbye to everyone when they move to Victoria in December.
NEW DIRECTION: Greg and Lenore Pack will be leaving Ipswich at the end of the year to take up a new post with the Salvation Army in Victoria.