In early December the Military Christian Fellowship posted a Christmas message from its “patron,” General David Hurley:
Christmas is a time of great celebration for Christians everywhere as we celebrate the birth of our Lord….Regardless of where you are next year I encourage you to seek the friendship and fellowship with Christians through MCF or the other military Christian ministries; with old friends and with workmates…I value the work of the MCF and was privileged to attend the Defence Christians Dinner and the MCF Spiritual Boot camp Seminar with my wife Linda this year. Wherever you are serving this Christmas I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and God bless you and your family in 2013.
For those unaware, General Hurley is the highest uniformed member of the Australian military. Due to differences in structure, there isn’t a direct American equivalent, though the closest would probably be the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Read more
MCF-Australia will be hosting the “Faith under Fire” seminar in September of this year:
Faith Under Fire will encourage and equip Defence personnel to increase their faith and prepare them to overcome physical and spiritual attacks in the line of fire. To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. Historically, faith has strengthened the resolve of armed forces to achieve extraordinary results under the most trying of circumstances.
One of their speakers includes LtGen David Hurley, Vice Chief of the Defence Read more
Lt Gen David Hurley, Vice Chief of the Defence Force of Australia, extended an open invitation to the 2010 Military Christian Fellowship Battlesmart seminar to be held in September.
The seminar will encourage and equip Christians to prepare for and succeed in spiritual battles. The guest speakers are Lieutenant General David Hurley, the Vice Chief of the Defence Force, and Brigadier (Retd) Jim Wallace, Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby. Topics included in ‘Battlesmart’ are spiritual warfare, ‘Behind Enemy Lines,’ prayer warriors and spiritual health while deployed.
The organization’s flyer notes that
Battlesmart is a forum where we can strengthen each other in our Christian walk and the challenge of being Jesus’ ambassadors in the ADF.
It is refreshing not only to see MCF-A put on a seminar of such value to Christians in the service, but also to see support from a Christian within the military who has lived the life of faith and been successful as a professional officer.
The MCF-A website announced the upcoming seminar.