The helicopter mission. The mission with the helicopters. Mission de Chopper.
Maitland Mission 2021 has certainly been defined by Jesus and the gospel, but it’s no secret that it’s been profiled as the helicopter mission. And boy, did it live up to its reputation on Saturday.
At the MEC Men’s Event, titled Making it Count, The Moore College men really learnt what it means to suffer for the gospel. We smashed around the paddocks in an off-road buggy, soaked in the serenity of the green rolling hills, ate perfectly cooked meats and of course took a ride in a helicopter.
We had about 80 fellas in all at the event, around 30 of whom weren’t from church.
But let’s get onto Jesus. The Big Dog himself, Chase Kuhn, asked us some really big questions. What is life really about? What is your life about? Am I guilty of treating God’s property like my own property? Have I gone off-road, leaving God’s good design behind, and gotten bogged or lost? Do I need to turn back to God so that he will get me unstuck from the mud and bring me back home?
Chase hit on so many points and thoughts that resonated with the everyday bloke, and also the not-so-everyday bloke. The bloke who knows he is bogged and lost, and the bloke who thinks he has the answers. Because what is life all about? Well, we see a king in the Bible who had all the power to have whatever he wanted – laughter, properties, women. But for what? The satisfaction never lasted. Real-life, life to the full, can only be found in God and his Son, Jesus Christ.
Praise God for the good things in life. Praise God that Jesus is so much better than all the good things in life. Praise God non-Christians got to see the Christian community in action and were able to hear the gospel so clearly and relevantly. Pray for God to move all the men to take their next step with Jesus.