Fishing along a shady river, grilling, or just sitting outside enjoying a lazy summer afternoon: the best things about Father’s Day are the simplest. The day is not about the gifts as much as it is a reminder of the joy and gratification associated with being a dad. It’s about recognizing the important part he plays in the family, offering direction, strength, and a shoulder to lean on.
Being a dad and serving the country is not easy. There are currently 1.7 million children and youth under age 18 who have a parent serving in the military and approximately 900,000 who have had one or both parents deployed multiple times. Though they realize their commitment to serve our country means missing important events and holidays, it is important that they are recognized in their role as dad and know that they are still part of the family.
Military fathers, protecting their children and protecting our nation, need daily strength from God’s Word. Faith Comes By Hearing is privileged to work with more than 1,400 chaplains in all branches of the service to provide over 425,000 Military BibleSticks to our troops so far. This testimony from a military wife illustrates the difference God’s Word can make for the man serving away from home this year:
The Military BibleStick is a huge blessing for my husband. This is a wonderful way for him to learn more about God’s Word, and grow closer to Jesus.
A gift of $25 provides one Military BibleStick kit, which includes a card to request free MP3 Bibles for spouses and children, so an entire military family can be blessed.
Every church that gives $1,300 to provide 52 Military BibleSticks (one a week) will receive a special plaque thanking them for their participation. Learn more by visiting MilitaryBibleStick.com or by calling us directly at (800) 545-6552.
We are thankful to churches like Grace Advent Christian Church (Waltersboro, SC), Dogwood Baptist Church (Athens, TX), Lineville Assembly of God (Lineville, IA), Calvary Alliance Church (Minot, ND), The Way to God Church (Lawndale, CA), and over 7,000 other congregations supporting our troops through the Military BibleStick program.