Without fuss, some people just find a place where they can quietly help out. For Annette Wessling, it has been a case of finding not one but several places to lend a helping hand and a listening ear. Through her volunteer service, she strongly feels she gets more than she gives.
Some people just get on and do. No fuss, they just find a place where they can quietly help out. For one such septuagenarian, Annette Wessling, it has been a case of finding not one but several places to lend a helping hand and a listening ear.
Lutheran Disability Services (LDS) Support Worker Julie Green hadn’t heard of Walk My Way before the lead-up to last month’s event in SA’s Barossa Valley. But now she says the LDS team of clients and staff ‘can’t wait to do it again’. ‘They have expressed how proud they are to support Walk My Way’,
Life is too interesting to overlook anything. So says Chris Halbert, whose volunteering life involves preserving history in many forms, from football memorabilia to sheet music. For Chris, each piece tells a story that keeps history alive.
Perhaps the reason it seems risky to welcome a stranger is that we fail to see that we are one ourselves. But we are all different. There is no-one like you in the world. Being a stranger and seeing others as strangers it becomes easier to welcome the stranger, says school principal Adam Borgas.
A record turnout of more than 650 members and friends of our LCANZ family walked or cycled up to 26 kilometres through South Australia’s Barossa Valley on Saturday 1 May to support thousands of refugee children to go to school.
Bringing together the educational skills of retired teachers with the learning needs of refugee children has been a match made in heaven for one Adelaide school. The ‘grannies’ have been sharing love and conversational English and literacy learning with 25 primary-aged children through the program.
Did you watch Lutheran worship services on community TV stations Channel 44 in South Australia or Channel 31 in Victoria in 2020? If so, the worship committee of St John’s Lutheran Church Unley wants to hear from you.