Salvos pair mov­ing on

Packs to farewell Ip­swich

The Queensland Times - - NEWS - ASH­LEIGH HOWARTH ash­leigh.howarth@qtcn.com.au

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.

Photo: Cordell Richard­son

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.

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