Safe trip to Vancouver

Dear Ones: We arrived in Vancouver last evening about 30 minutes later than scheduled due to a delay at DFW… 2 passengers who did not make the flight. The flight was good… some turbulence along the way that I, Barbara, do not like, but I just started singing! Betty Kelsey was sick the entire flight… apparently ate something en route … Read More

Matthew IrvineSafe trip to Vancouver

Vancouver Team leaves tomorrow morning

Dearest Ones, We are headed out to Vancouver on a prayer walking mission trip. Please pray for our team as we continue to pray as we go. Lovingly, Barbara MISSION TRIP TO VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA September 20-29, 2007 TEAM MEMBERS: David and Margaret Leigh, Steve and Barbara Springer, Marian Wood, Betty Kelsey, and Andy Davis Specific Praying for the Vancouver … Read More

Matthew IrvineVancouver Team leaves tomorrow morning

Excellent or Praiseworthy: A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

A team from Campus Crusade’s Military Ministry recently kicked off a new online devotional for military families. The title of this online devotional/blog is “Excellent or Praiseworthy” and has been developed by the same people who are working on a Bible study for military couples that focuses on the difficult issues surrounding pre-deployment, deployment, and redeployment. The team held a … Read More

Jack HelmerExcellent or Praiseworthy: A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Spiritual Deployment Kits

Recently, I have been gathering resources together to send to our deployed soldier in order to provide them tools of encouragement, spiritual development, and a show of support. These tools and resources will make up what I am calling a Spiritual Deployment Kit, and the first shipment went out earlier this week. While I would like to get these kits … Read More

Jack HelmerSpiritual Deployment Kits

Chaplain Shortage Means Others Need To Step Up!

Fact: As of March 2007, the Army is short by about 520 chaplains. (see “Army has severe chaplain shortage” – OneNewsNow) Part of the above article goes on to say “The U.S. military’s chaplaincy is “severely short at this point,” the defense analyst emphasizes. “We’ve tried to ratchet up recruitment and the like,” he says, “but this is critical because, … Read More

Jack HelmerChaplain Shortage Means Others Need To Step Up!

Ready for War: What Does the Bible Say?

The other day, I came across this booklet by Rick Bereit which is adopted from his book called “In His Service: A Guide to Christian Living in the Military.” This booklet is basically the first two chapters of his book and are titled A World at War and Combat. (I have added a summary of the two chapters at the … Read More

Jack HelmerReady for War: What Does the Bible Say?

Prayer for Those who have Given their Lives

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, in whose hands are the living and the dead: We give you thanks for all your servants who have laid down their lives in the service of their country. Grant to them your mercy and the light of your presence; and give us such a lively sense of your righteous will, that the work which … Read More

Jack HelmerPrayer for Those who have Given their Lives

A Prayer for the Wounded

Have mercy, O God, on all those who today are wounded and suffering. Since their families and friends are far away, let your grace be their comfort. Raise them to health again, if that is your will for them, but chiefly give them patience and faith in you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – A Prayer Book for The … Read More

Jack HelmerA Prayer for the Wounded

Prayer for the Armed Forces

Lord God of grace and power, stretch forth your almighty arm to strengthen and protect all those in the armed forces of our country. Support them in the day of battle, and in times of peace keep them safe from evil. Endue them with courage and loyalty, and grant that they may serve without reproach; through Jesus Christ our Lord. … Read More

Jack HelmerPrayer for the Armed Forces

Lord’s Prayer For The Military Wife

Lord, Grant me the greatness of heart to see, the difference in duty and his love for me. Give me the understanding to know, That when duty calls he must go. Give me a task to do each day, to fill the time when he is away, And Lord, when duty is in the field, Please protect him and be … Read More

Jack HelmerLord’s Prayer For The Military Wife