Unless the LORD builds the house,
its builders labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the watchmen stand guard in vain.
2 In vain you rise early
and stay up late,
toiling for food to eat —
for He grants sleep to those he loves.
[Editor's comment: It is important for us to discern if what we are building God has ordered and ordained. If God is not in the work in which we are engaged we are spinning our wheels.
I want what I do to really count for God and be all that God wants and expects of me to do.
For 20 years I have been involved in producing one major product. It is called Hugh's News and Commentary. It all started with 13 active duty military chaplains who were stationed all across the United States and in various countries. My sole purpose was to let them hear from me that they were loved, their work and ministry greatly appreciated, and that I was praying for them. Of course, I wanted them to get the latest news of the IPHC and in some way keep them connected to our church.
Amy Chaplain Terry Kesling was honored last Sunday at Fort Eustis, VA in his Post Chapel upon his retirement from the Army. I have received several photos of the occasion but as of yet, no printed material of what actually happened, what awards he and Pam were given, and who the people are in the photos. I do know that Chaplain Jerry and Cynthia Jones were there representing Chaplains Ministries, IPHC as well as our denomination. Chaplain Jerry Jones is our director/endorser of Chaplains Ministries, IPHC.
Fort Eustis is a United States Army installation located near Newport News, Virginia. In 2010, it was combined with nearby Langley Air Force Base to form Joint Base Langley–Eustis. I have had the privilege to visit both military installations when I was the director/endorser for Chaplains Ministries, IPHC.
I believe that Chaplain Terry and Pam Kesling reside in Williamsburg, VA. Terry is the grandson of the late Rev. Mr. W. W. Carter, former superintendent of the Virginia Conference. He served as the General Treasurer of the IPHC, and I believe served for a period of time as the chairman of the Foreign Missions Board. He served as the chairman of Falcon Children's Home. Terry's aunts are Frances Carter (deceased), who served as an IPHC missionary to India, and June Carter served as a missionary to Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, and all of Latin America. June is married to Elvio Canavesio and they reside in Oklahoma City.
We celebrate this significant milestone in Chaplain and Mrs. Terry Kesling.