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Each year as we celebrate Father’s Day, we remember the dads who can’t be home because they are away serving our nation. Father’s Day is also a good time to remember a new generation of children and families who are now “on duty” caring for loved ones who returned home with both visible and invisible wounds. This brings the war home to the family’s living room.
Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart, once said: “Appreciate everything your associates do. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.” He was right! Everyone loves to hear that they are appreciated. When we express appreciation for another person, we demonstrate that we recognize their value and respect them.
In 1999, the U.S. Congress declared the month of May to be Military Appreciation month, a time to pray for and support those who are serving our country and have served in the past. Nothing shows our servicemen and women that they are valued more than . . .
“It comforts me in my time of grief and the words help me get back close to God. Thank you.” These are the words of just one service member who received a Military BibleStick. Many more military men and women like this one have received the spiritual support of peace, healing, and encouragement during the hardships of military service because of these devices.
More than 500,000 men and women serving our country have access to God’s pure truth; but there are many, many more who . . .
Wherever they serve, military chaplains know that they can count on Faith Comes By Hearing to supply the Military BibleSticks they need for the servicemen and women in their care. Since the program began in 2008, more than 500,000 of these digital Audio Bibles have been provided free of charge to our armed forces through over 1,500 active duty chaplains.
Sometimes, ministering to those serving our country includes . . .
We are encouraged by the number of churches that provide monthly gifts to bless our troops with Military BibleSticks. One of those congregations is Living for the Brand Cowboy Church in Athens, Texas. The church’s motto is “Love ’em till they ask why,” and that’s exactly what they do.
Those who serve in the United States Armed Forces face many challenges. In addition to being away from family and loved ones for an extended period of time, they often have to deal with the challenges of combat situations. Many times, the missions they are on involve risking their lives to defend our freedom.
Hearing our favorite Christmas songs each year is part of what makes the holiday season special. Did you know the familiar Christmas song I’ll Be Home For Christmas was originally written to honor soldiers serving overseas during World War II? The lyrics tell the story of a soldier writing a letter to his family at home. He tells them he wants to be home for the celebration and asks them to . . .
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