International visitors on Aussie road trip stop here, lend a hand

Members of Capernwray were in Forbes helping out on the BBQ at St John's Anglican Church during the 2019 Federal elections.
Members of Capernwray were in Forbes helping out on the BBQ at St John's Anglican Church during the 2019 Federal elections.

Several students from international organisation Capernwray have spent time in Forbes as part of their 'Aussie Road Trip'.

The students, who come from New Zealand, Canada, the United States and Australia, stayed in Forbes for a week helping out with community events.

Team leader, Stephanie Wood, said the tour forms part of a gap year for many people and helps explain what it means to have Christ in their lives.

As part of the tour, students receive training in ministry and get sent to different youth groups, retirement villages and ministries around the region and state.

This is the second year that students from Capernwray have travelled to Forbes.

Reverend Crystal Spindler said Capernwray were encouraged by the support of the local community and are going to come back again next year.