Testimonies from Iraq

The following is a portion of an email sent to me from a chaplain in Iraq. This is an awesome example and testimony of God showing His love to our soldiers through Army chaplains in the midst of the tragedy of war. There’s been a lot of busyness at work in the last few weeks, but very little that would … Read More

Jack HelmerTestimonies from Iraq

Summer camp helps sons of fallen soldiers

Below is a story done on the Modern Day Knights Camp by the local NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs, CO (News First 5/30 – KOAA). Click here to watch the video! About 40 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, at the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch, 16 young boys settle into summer camp. All 16 have lost a father in the War … Read More

Jack HelmerSummer camp helps sons of fallen soldiers

Modern Day Knights Camp 2007

Late last night, I arrived home from an incredible week spent in Colorado with an even more incredible kid from our church. This boy is 8 years old, and his father was killed in action while flying a mission in Iraq a little more than a year ago. We had the opportunity to participate in a pilot program called Modern … Read More

Jack HelmerModern Day Knights Camp 2007

Another phone update from Montana

Mark Fitzwater called and reported that the students are doing tremendous work. It is light until about 11pm so they work till then. Three counselors, Ron Emerson, Randy McKee, and Mike Barnett, will remain behind to finish the work on the playground. They will fly back on Saturday night. We will have a slide show on Sunday morning.

Matthew IrvineAnother phone update from Montana

Tuesday phone update

It’s 35 degrees and the team is eating lunch right now, on the way to sing at a park in downtown Kalispell. Afterwards they are headed out to do some more work. Everyone is healthy, including the pastor.

Matthew IrvineTuesday phone update

Quick update

Brother Andy called and said that things are going well, and that the students are working hard. They sang twice yesterday and worked until 10 p.m. since the sun doesn’t set until 10:30 up there. He said they are going to sing again today and work on more projects. They are in 5-6 groups. The team is getting ready for … Read More

Matthew IrvineQuick update

A bit delayed, but still want to update you

Pastor Andy called at about 5 PM on Thursday, and reported that the team was about an hour from Sheridan., WY. He mentioned that it was very cold there, at 37 degrees with winds at 35-45 miles per hour from the north. He also reported that the mountains were covered with snow and were very pretty. I spoke briefly with … Read More

Matthew IrvineA bit delayed, but still want to update you

The Church’s Role in Military Ministry

When I was deployed to Iraq in 2003-2004, I was very thankful for the support my church showed my wife and I. Our Sunday school class really rallied around the wives who had husbands deployed, and I believe their prayers and support really made a difference in my wife’s attitude towards my deployment … I know they made a difference … Read More

Jack HelmerThe Church’s Role in Military Ministry

Youth to Kalispell

Our youth will be traveling to Kalispell, Montana tomorrow to work with Easthaven Baptist Church. While in Kalispell, they will assist Easthaven with construction and ministry projects. In addition, the Agape Singers will sing a number of concerts in the area. They will be in Montana from June 6-16. Check this page for regular updates from the Kalispell team. The … Read More

Matthew IrvineYouth to Kalispell

Modern Chaplains Ministering to Postmodern Soldiers

This morning I had the opportunity to have breakfast with one of our soldiers who is finishing up his mid-tour leave and about to head back to Iraq. It was good to catch up over some eggs, pancakes and coffee, and we soon found ourselves talking about the spiritual morale among the troops he lives and works with. I was … Read More

Jack HelmerModern Chaplains Ministering to Postmodern Soldiers