Due to a crazy amount of busyness this week (we're in the process of moving our things out of our house in Texas - a huge job!), I'm posting this article which I wrote a few weeks ago. Enjoy!
"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time."
These famous words were spoken by the mighty Marine, “Chesty” Puller, as they were surrounded by the Chinese/Korean army on the frozen Chosen Reservoir during the Korean War. It seemed an impossible task, but they grimly fought their way out of the incredible situation.
That’s sort of the way I feel here in the Pensacola, Florida area. We are helping a new church in a town on the outskirts of Eglin AFB. There are a lot of other military bases around here: Hurlbert Field, Pensecola Naval Air Station, Tyndal AFB and Whiting Field. In other words, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time!
Last week, we were blessed to be able to help a godly man start a Bible study on Moody AFB in Georgia, and tonight My Beloved is leading a Bible study here on Pensacola NAS. We’ve also been given a name for a young Marine to visit while we are here, so we pray that will open up more doors of ministry. A few days ago, the whole family went door-to-door in a military community, and we were able to put a John/Romans at every door. Sometimes we plant, sometimes we water, but we always look to God for the increase.
These steps into enemy territory are not without their difficulty. Please continue to pray for us, as we do what we can to get the gospel to the military.
With God’s help and your prayers, we can do it! After all, they can’t get away this time! J