POST 186 – CHAPLAIN’S LETTER, MAY, 2018
The month of May held some interesting days to remember. On the 3rd, it was the National Day of Prayer, which our Nation so desperately needs every day. May 7th was when the Germans unconditionally surrendered in 1945. May 15th, the Women’s Army Corps was founded in 1942. Oorah! May 19th, Armed Forces Day, was celebrated to recognize all who have served our Nation. May 22nd was set aside to recognize all the Maritime Mariners who were and still are instrumental in transporting supplies vital to military operations. May 28th, Memorial Day, when we paused to remember those who gave their lives defending our Nation. I am sharing this because we need to inform our children and grandchildren of our history, so they have a firm grasp on why our Country exists as a republic. Through the sweat, blood, and tears of millions of members of our Armed Forces; God fearing leaders; and the prayers of many, the United States of America continues to thrive as the land of the free.
Did you know that the beginning of the Christian faith began through the belief of a soldier? In the book of Acts, we see that Peter, who would be told “that on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it” (Matt. 16:18), entered the home of Cornelius, a Roman Centurion. In Acts 10, the story is told. Peter would be the first Pope of the Catholic church, but what he did was start the plan Jesus had implemented when He said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15). Today, we see men like Franklin Graham, taking the message to the masses. What you may not see is the local Pastor, Minister, lay person sharing the gospel one on one at the super market, or restaurant, or on a street corner with someone who is hurting or desperate. Something has cause that person to seek the one true meaning of what it is to know “the peace of God that transcends all understanding, that will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7). Are you seeking? I hope so. I’d be blessed to share the Good News with you.
Sick Call as of May 30th: Sam Himes; Joe Jacot
Taps as of May 30th: David A. Olsen; Pelligrino A Kocsis; *Hartford E. Kramer
*Hartford was a member of “Headquarters 172” State office