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Those wonderful green people

Generally we don’t expect to see much of those who serve us. The nature of servants is to work behind the scenes, not drawing attention to themselves, unseen. While it’s true that the 150 Convention volunteers worked behind the scenes, many of them were anything but unseen—which was a very good thing. Delegates and visitors could not miss those wonderful smiling people in the green polo shirts. They were everywhere—anywhere where they were needed, anticipating what had to be done next, always at the ready to serve.

The organisation was superb. The generosity of their service was humbling.

Leading the Our Saviour team was ‘Mrs Calm’, congregation chair Judy Powell. The Redeemer Lutheran College volunteers were led by multi-tasking principal David Radke, who was 24/7 site manager for both the LWA Convention and General Convention of Synod. Redeemer’s deputy principal Roslyn Frieberg took annual leave, too, in order to serve us, taking on the onerous task of bus timetables and logistics.

The Queensland District planning team and volunteers were capably led by district administrator Michael Turner, who also acted as head teller.

There is a growing band of ‘Synod junkies’—volunteers who get their triennial fix by volunteering. Find out the number who travelled from interstate to join the team by tackling the quiz in the October edition of The Lutheran.