In 2012 we invited one of the co-founders of La Trobe Bendigo to speak at our Annual Dinner. Max McKay is a man who has served in so many different ways, from being a pilot in World War 2, to teaching as a professor. In recent years he has kept fit by competing in the Australian Masters Games. His service around Bendigo these days may well have moved on from many memories except that McKay Lecture Theatre on campus is named after him! Yet it is his service in the gospel that most encourages us. Max has always been a supporter of the AFES, and in his retirement he even serves in Sydney’s Head Office by undertaking administrative tasks and filing. He was such an encouragement when he came to Bendigo to be with us, and we thank God for men like Max.