Hope Church 2508 has taken a proactive approach to serving the local community, providing direct support through powerful projects like the Food Pantry, which assists low income families to put food on the table, for whatever reason. They also step up to address issues in our community that have a tangible benefit to our way of life, such as the Lions Club Community Sign at the top of parkes Street in Helensburgh.
“There was a wooden sign that had the word Helensburgh on it, and it had rotted and decayed away, so we took down that old sign and mounted it on some aluminium so that we won’t have those problems again.” said Lionel.
“We’ve had a great year, and we’ve seen a lot of new people joining our church, so we’ve almost tripled in size and now outgrown our current building.”
Lionel served in the police force for thirteen years both on the front line and as a police prosecutor, attending court every day. During his time as a prosecutor Lionel dealt with in excess of five thousand matters of varying degrees ranging right through to murder. After leaving the police, Lionel then established what grew to be a highly successful private law firm in Sydney, employing fifty staff including twenty-eight lawyers. The firm won the prestigious “City of Sydney’s Professional Business of the Year Award” in both 2010 and 2011.
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