This is supposedly the transcript of an actual radio conversation between a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland released by the Chief of Naval Operations on November 10, 1995.

Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert your course.

Canadians: No. I say again, you divert your course.

Americans: This is the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the 2nd largest ship in the United States' Atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by 3 destroyers, 3 cruisers, and numerous support vessels. I demand that you change your course 15 degrees north, that's one five degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

That aircraft carrier almost engaged in a very misguided mission.

This morning on Veteran’s Sunday we’re going to look at our Mission. A sense of mission may be why you joined the military—to protect your country and helpless around world, to change the course of history.

Last month, here in John 17, we saw that we were made for a mission. When you come to Christ, you are put on a mission. Being on mission brings you joy as a Christian.This morning we’re going to see that being on mission requires being holy.


AuthorDavid Luttrull