Providing Lifelines for Military Spouses

Written by Major Steven E. West, USAF A young woman walked into my office in tears and asked if she could talk to me. Before I could respond, she sat down, buried her face in her hands and began to cry uncontrollably. Two weeks earlier her husband had walked out of the house and had not returned. She had only … Read More

Jack HelmerProviding Lifelines for Military Spouses

Ministering to your military members

By: Bill Graham, Lifeway Christian Resources Fort Campbell, Ky., is home of the Army’s elite 101st Airborne Division, and First Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn., has a unique ministry opportunity to the soldiers and families of Fort Campbell. “Our purpose is to provide emotional and prayerful support for these special people,” said Bill Graham, associate pastor of missions and ministry, … Read More

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New chief of chaplains nominated

By Jim Tice (Army Times) An officer who began his career as a field artilleryman has been nominated for promotion to major general and assignment as the chief of chaplains. If confirmed by the Senate, Brig. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, deputy chief of chaplains, will replace Maj. Gen. David H. Hicks, who has been the Army’s top chaplain since July … Read More

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Burkina team back in Texas

Our Burkina Faso mission team arrived safely in Belton, back from an exciting journey to the edge of civilization. We will be receiving updates from the team members shortly, and we will be sure to share those with you here. Thank you for your prayers for the team. We pray now that hearts will be stirred for missions and respond … Read More

Matthew IrvineBurkina team back in Texas

Struecker puts life on the line for the Gospel

By Bryan Cribb Jeff Struecker’s war is on two fronts. As a chaplain in the 82nd Airborne, the Southern Seminary graduate is participating in “Operation Enduring Freedom,” the United States’ post-9/11 attempt to purge the planet of terror. But Struecker’s most difficult fight is against another foe – not against Osama bin Laden, not against terrorists, not against flesh and … Read More

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Student mission teams valued in Burkina Faso

(From Barbara, team leader – lightly edited) Today we went to visit with the pastor and his wife who are at one of the churches in Koudougou… the same church where Steve preached on Sunday and where we both did our respective studies with the people (Steve with the pastors and I with the ladies). While there, the pastor asked … Read More

Matthew IrvineStudent mission teams valued in Burkina Faso

Military Chaplain Bible Fund (MCBF)

Please help us meet the need. THERE ARE TENS-OF-THOUSANDS OF SERVICE PERSONNEL IN IRAQ ALONE WHO ARE IN NEED OF BIBLES. Through our Military Chaplain Outreach, International Bible Society (IBS) provides special desert camouflage Bibles to troops in Iraq, troops preparing for deployment, and troops remaining at home station. IBS sends the Scriptures to military chaplains, who distribute them to … Read More

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So. Baptist set to be soldiers’ top chaplain

WASHINGTON (BP)–For the first time since 1954, a Southern Baptist has been nominated to lead the U.S. Army’s chaplains. The Army’s public affairs office announced May 10 that Chaplain Brigadier General Douglas Carver has been appointed to the grade of Major General for assignment as Chief of Chaplains. The last chief of chaplains from the Southern Baptist Convention was Chaplain … Read More

Jack HelmerSo. Baptist set to be soldiers’ top chaplain

African Wedding and Student News

(From Barbara, team leader – lightly edited) After spending the morning in Koudougou, Steve, Tammy and I headed out to the village of Sienne around noon to be with all the students. We drove to Bouldie to see if the pastor there could ride with us to Sienne but he had already left on his bicycle. With lots of hand … Read More

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Women’s Ministry Update

(From Barbara and Steve, team leaders – lightly edited) Hi to all or our friends, family and prayer warriors. We all doing well. No direct news from the villages where our 2 teams of students are ministering. However, as you know, each team has one of our I.M.B. missionaries (David or Kerry) with them and we know that “no news … Read More

Matthew IrvineWomen’s Ministry Update