Armed Forces Day

A special thank you to all of our soldiers, today!

A friend of our family was told that he was an "extreme nationalist" a couple weeks ago. Soldiers comming home from Iraq are being viewed as potential terrorists by their own government.

It must be discouraging to sacrifice so much, and be treated as "the enemy." I want you all to know today, that my family and I appreciate the sacrifies that you and your families make each day. You make it possible for us to freely worship God, train the next generation to serve the Lord, and to actively share the Gospel.

Pastor Jim Schettler of the Campus Church at PCC used to say, "Invest your life in the two things that are eternal, the souls of men and the Word of God." I firmly believe that each day, you are doing just that. You sacrifice that the Word of God may have free course, and that the souls of men might have the freedom to come to the Savior. Thank you!

"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
"Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
"For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."
~Philippians 1:3-7

"For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
"That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
"Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;"
~Colossians 1:9-11

~Photo from Smithsonian Images' Vietnam Memorial Collection

1 comment:

JTR said...

I just realized what that picture was of! That is an amazing shot!