It is a great privilege and honor to serve you, our church, the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, and the Body of Christ worldwide by publishing the news you may not get elsewhere, as well as inspirational messages, sermons, and devotionals.
I am glad to be an American. I thank God that He has allowed me to serve in the Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force. I did not plan it that way, but in the providence of God He directed my life to serve in these three branches of the Armed Forces of the United States.
It was an honor and a pleasure to serve 15 years as the director/endorser of Chaplains Ministries, IPHC. I have retired from that position of leadership in the IPHC, and I want to commend to you Retired Army Chaplain (Colonel) Jerry L. Jones, who is my successor. He is doing a terrific job to bring us to the next higher level of excellence.
I can tell you that we have some of the finest and best chaplains in the military in the Army, Navy (includes Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines), and Air Force. We endorse men and women who have been called by God to serve our men and women in uniform. In addition, they were committed to meeting and fulfilling all the educational and pastoral leadership experience to meet the high standards of the Department of Defense for all military chaplains. They go where the soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and guardsmen are assigned or deployed.
Our young men and women who are serving today are away from home and often separated from their families. In the midst of their crises they desperately need spiritual guidance and support from one who can help them find Christ, live for Him and grow in spiritual maturity under adverse circumstances. Our chaplains have opportunity to make a spiritual impact upon the lives of young men and women that will outlast time itself.
The mission Scripture God gave me for our IPHC military chaplains is this: You are " . . . following orders, doing what God commanded when He said, 'I've set you up as a light to all nations. You'll proclaim salvation to the four winds and seven seas" (Acts 13:47, The Message, Eugene H. Peterson).
On Monday, the Fourth of July 2016, will you join me and my family in praying for our military chaplains, their spouses, and families, their ministry to the troops all across this nation and around the world. Let us remember your sons and daughters who are serving in uniform, some even in harm's way. Let us pray for protection, provision, and the providence of God in meeting their every need.
In addition, let us pray for America and for God's protection upon all citizens and visitors to our country in light of the perceived threat of violence in several parts of our nation. There are evil men who want to expose Americans to violence that will result in the injury and death to as many people they can harm. They have no respect for God or for people.
Let me thank all of you who have taken the time to write, to give by credit cards, or checks in the mail.
It was Jesus Who said, "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" (Matthew 7:7, KJV). I am endeavoring to ask according to what Jesus has directed, and I believe that every need will be supplied according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19, KJV).
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