Missions

Missions are ‘theme-based’ experiences for school-aged children, offering energetic and creative activities, and the chance to explore God’s Word. Each year these events have a theme. You get to dress up, act, invent, play, sing and get VERY tired! Activities include playing games, craft, sports,drama, movies, community BBQs, excursions and more. Be a pirate, surprise yourself and others, use your gifts and abilities, and set hearts on fire for God! These events are held in the school holidays across Tasmania:

St Helens Mission

8-12 January 2018 | Portland Memorial Hall

St Helens Mission aims to bring the hope of Jesus to the local community. Running for 5 days in early January, each morning is filled with games, stories, discussions and loads of fun. An enthusiastic and trained team of Christian leaders run the program, sharing God’s love with children while learning new skills and growing in their own faith.

For more information or to register your interest in being involved, contact Stephanie Sebastian – SU Tas Regional Coordinator (North): stephanie.sebastian@sutas.org.au

2018 St Helens Report

28 Primary kids and 4 leaders, 3 junior team members, and 2 volunteers took part in all the ‘pirate-themed’ fun over 5 days at St Helens Beach Mission from 8 to 12 January. On top of games such as Cannon Ball Relay, Captain’s Coming, and Non-Stop Dodge Ball, the children learnt more about Jesus through ‘Finding the Treasure’ from Philippians 3:8. We searched for “Pieces of Eight” with the memory verse on it and kids were able to remember it by day 3.

There were many highlights, with one of the boys coming home on Wednesday so excited that he was going to be a part of the play and that they had made lighthouses. He was beaming, and his mum couldn’t be any happier.

It all culminated on the final night with the team, local church and community coming together for a bbq. We got almost 40 people all up and it was great to just stop and watch as all the kids were out playing cricket on the grass while the adults all stood around and talked. Everyone felt welcome, with a real sense of community built up over the week.

I’d like to thank everyone for making this event happen. The church support of the mission was phenomenal, with the provision of food, fellowship, and teaching, and the team just really gelled!

Barrie
Team leader, St Helens Mission

Stanley Beach Mission

18-21 January 2018 | Stanley Caravan Park

Stanley Mission runs in the holiday township of Stanley, on the north west coast of Tasmania.  Fun activities involve Laser Tag, Super Duper Rollercoaster, Sandcastle and Golf Ball Competition, Sausage Sizzle, Water fight and more!

For more information or to register your interest in being involved, contact James Todd – SU Tas Regional Coordinator (North West): james.todd@sutas.org.au

2018 Stanley Report

The very first Stanley ‘Seaside Rock’ Beach Mission kicked off at Stanley Caravan Park from 18 to 21 January. With an amazing team of very experienced leaders, we were able to connect well and reach out with the love of God to children and families at the campsite, and many bridges with the community were formed. There were many visitors from local churches, prayer support and donations (thankyou Stanley!) and even one local lady keen to be on team next year.

There was a lot of fun with Lynden’s laser tag attracting many teenagers and their families, a structured water-fight, a super-duper rollercoaster / golf ball sandcastle competition, bush dance, ‘Minute to Win It’, dessert and coffee night, church in the tent, beach games, a sausage sizzle and more.

A highlight was sharing the gospel with a young girl who had never heard of the Bible, or the name of Jesus. There were many personal stories and ‘God moments’ that made the mission a fulfilling joy!

We would like to say a HUGE thanks to everyone for their wonderful leading, superb organisational skills, and generally to all for using their gifts and talents to bless the people in the Stanley Caravan Park. To the team, guest artists, speakers, and musicians, and wonderful friends who donated food, finances, cups of teas for all the grown-ups and more – we thank you so much. Special thanks to Lynden Russell, Scott Waterhouse, Austin’s Caravans for donating the Sausage Sizzle, and Café de Wheels for your delicious coffee van visit!

Krissie
Team leader, Stanley Mission

Further details of each mission can be obtained by emailing the SU Tas office at admin@sutas.org.au.

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