We looked different scripture and learnt about the MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship); a charity who helps the most isolated communities by providing emergency aid, practical help, medical assistance and spiritual hope. We explored the idea that we can do far more when united in fellowship than we can alone, and with this comes strength and unity.
We used paper cups to show that one cup can't withstand the weight of a person but a collection of just 10 cups can hold the weight. We also wrote messages of hope and solidarity on paper planes and attempted to land them in a small target; our success showed how tricky it is for the MAF pilots to land in their aircrafts in the hundreds of dangerous locations around the world.
Saint Paul wrote:
‘A body is a unit and has many parts… all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many… 15 If the foot says, “I’m not part of the body because I’m not a hand,” does that mean it’s not part of the body? 16 If the ear says, “I’m not part of the body because I’m not an eye,” does that mean it’s not part of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, what would happen to the hearing? And if the whole body were an ear, what would happen to the sense of smell? 18 But as it is, God has placed each one of the parts in the body just like He wanted. 19 If all were one and the same body part, what would happen to the body? 20 But as it is, there are many parts but one body. 21 So the eye can’t say to the hand, “I don’t need you,” or in turn, the head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” 22 Instead, the parts of the body that people think are the weakest are the most necessary. 23 The parts of the body that we think are less honourable are the ones we honour the most… 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part gets the glory, all the parts celebrate with it. 27 You are the body of Christ and parts of each other.’
Extracts from 1 Corinthians 12 (CEB)