Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Beach Mission '07

Just got back from 10 days at McCrae SUFM Beach Mission. Here's some stuff about/to do with it.

It's like a Christian mission for families who camp by the beach, most of whom are non-Christians. We put on skits, dramas and events for everyone like movie nights and an amazing race night, but also do small groups, etc. But to be honest, what I got the most out of Beach Mission was living with the team.

There were about 31 one of us, living all together and working together to do something for others. I don't know what it is, but I guess it's the 'living in Christian community' that did it. For the first days, I didn't really like it, because there were some teammates I wanted to hurt for being annoying and strange. But as the days went on, it got way better. The friendships I already had actually became better I think, I had some good chats, had fun with hypotheticals (which aren't really very clean... Digger), and I made some new good friends. Which leaves me at this...

Do I do Beach Mission next year? Maybe. Pros: mad team, got a few good relationships with some of the kids, the beach is pretty cool. Cons: I find some things strange about Beach Mission, and some parts of it I don't like, even though I'm just a new person who doesn't really have a right to come in and want to change anything. There's just some stuff that happens that I reckon presents a more negative view of Christianity than a positive. I also need to work on how easily I find it to get annoyed at people.

Well we'll see. Also, I got into Monash Arts/Theology at Church of Christ Theological College. Some nonsense with scores happened, my score went up, and I got a scholarship. Which is cool because now I don't have to pay mum and dad back for uni. Also, I have some uni buddies now haha.


  1. Yeah right Napoleon, like I was the inappropriate one Mr animal or kid!!

  2. Haha you need to ask Eddie, if you haven't already. Hey Mr 1 VS 100... i have a question for YOU... and you have to act on it...

  3. Specifics?

    Hmm, I think you have every right to criticize it and want to change it, because if you wait until you're an old beach missioner, you might lose sight of those flaws like the rest of us :P

    If I was one of those teammates you wanted to hurt, very sorry :P You did tell me that if I was a guy, you'd punch me. I wanted to hut some people too, and so did Josh, in fact, he still occasionally talks about people he wants to hut from beach mission. He doesn't want to hurt you though, he thinks you're a legend.