Salvos take up new post in Ballina to meet community’s needs
WES Bust's passion for community stems from a career in youth and children's work with The Salvation Army.
Along with his wife, Salvation Army Captain Debbie Bust and two young children, Georgia and Logan, Wes has been appointed by The Salvation Army to Ballina.
Wes has just completed two years of intense training at The Salvation Army School for Officer Training.
"We will be building on foundations from previous years, opening ourselves up to doing things organically rather than forcing anything," he said.
"Meeting the needs of this community and extending love is what we are about."
Coming from a background in youth work, Wes said he and Debbie still have a burning passion for young people and hope to integrate this into their community work in Ballina.
"But first of all we want to get to know people," he said.
The couple moved up from Bexley, in Sydney this month.
Debbie is from Moree and spent time in Ballina in her youth at church camps.
Wes is a Queensland lad, from Toowoomba.
Wes said the couple will be doing the rounds of local pubs and clubs on Friday nights collecting donations for the Salvos' welfare work.