Left Behind – OnMission

Recently, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) published a story about Military Ministry from the local church perspective in their OnMission publication called “Left Behind.” The main message of the article was that “churches in military towns have a unique opportunity to minister to families separated from loved ones deployed overseas.” Here is a portion of the article: “ Once … Read More

Jack HelmerLeft Behind – OnMission

Words from Iraq

A lot of times we are fed stories about soldiers losing their faith in Iraq. I remember reading the Newsweek article a couple months ago about a chaplain who had struggled with the issue of faith after a difficult deployment. The article described his struggle with almost losing his faith, and I remember waiting for the author to balance the … Read More

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Legacy Outfitters

For those of you in the Central Texas area and are into the outdoors (hunting, fishing, camping, etc), you need to check out Legacy Outfitters. This is an awesome organization that combines the outdoors with Christian brotherhood through fellowship and common bonds. Even if you are not the outdoors type, their next meeting (July 10 at 6:30PM) is featuring guest … Read More

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Fallen Heroes Part 2

Today Focus on the Family launched the second half of the moving interview involving 3 Gold Star Wives who are leaning on their faith in Jesus Christ in the wake of their husband’s death. If you missed yesterday’s broadcast of Part 1, check out “Focus on the Family Broadcast” and use the link provided. Part 2 continues the inspiring interview … Read More

Jack HelmerFallen Heroes Part 2

‘Black Hawk’ Hero Confronts Fear with Faith in Sovereign God

Written by Ken Walker COLUMBUS, Ga. (BP)–After facing death on several foreign battlefields, Jeff Struecker has overcome the fear of his own demise, not to mention less pressing concerns like financial difficulties or the childhood nightmares that followed his parents’ divorce. Still, he battles uncertainties, and at the top of the list is the possibility of a seventh trip to … Read More

Jack Helmer‘Black Hawk’ Hero Confronts Fear with Faith in Sovereign God

Focus on the Family Broadcast

A Tribute to Men of Honor – Part 1 aired this morning, and is an incredible testimony of faith from two women who have lost their husbands in Iraq and one who lost her husband (an Army SSG) to cancer. If you missed it on the radio, you can listen to it online at the Focus on the Family website. … Read More

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God and Country Concert ’07

Each Sunday before July 4th, FBC Belton puts on a concert celebrating God and Country with one of the division bands from Ft. Hood. This Sunday was the 36th time the church did this for the community and it was a special time. BG Christopher Tucker from Ft. Hood was the guest speaker, and the FBCB Choir performed the musical … Read More

Jack HelmerGod and Country Concert ’07

Happy Fourth!

As you enjoy your parades, cookouts, and fireworks today, remember those who have fought for this country’s independance throughout years, as well as those who are spread across the world fighting for your freedoms today!  If it was not for these brave men and women, we would not be celebrating today.  So when you see the American Flag today, thank … Read More

Jack HelmerHappy Fourth!

A Tribute to Men of Honor

Make sure you tune into the Focus on the Family broadcast this Thursday and Friday (July 5-6) for a special program featuring several Gold Star Spouses, including FBC Belton’s own Kerri Hartwick, as they share their testimonies about losing their husbands who died while serving in our nation’s military. These interviews were a direct result of the Modern Day Knights … Read More

Jack HelmerA Tribute to Men of Honor

The Silent Ranks

Author Unknown I wear no uniforms, no blues or greens. But, I am in the military, in the ranks rarely seen. I have no rank upon my shoulders. Salutes I do not give. But in the military world is where I live and am rarely seen. I am not in the chain of command, orders I do not give or … Read More

Jack HelmerThe Silent Ranks