Sometimes our volunteers get frustrated when they pray for – or prepare care packages for – their soldiers.
The work of preparing packages or writing letters, for example, is a pure labor of love and never qualifies as hard (although sometimes, it’s expensive).
Most of the time our soldiers do not respond in any way after receiving letters or packages.
We understand: they are busy fighting a war. But nevertheless, not hearing from them becomes a frustrating silence.
And then comes a note from one volunteer, Carol McQueen, of Aberdeen, Washington:
I just wanted to take this time to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to pray for someone who has become very special in my life, the soldier I have been and will continue to pray for (Sfc. Troy Jensen). I feel so privileged to be able to do this. Thank you again. You and Ruth are in my prayers also.
And then there is former KOMO-TV news photographer, Bryan Hollowell, who just keeps on making and sending cookies to his soldier, Pfc. Michael Commons.
Bryan hasn’t heard a word from Afghanistan since the project started but that doesn’t deter him in the slightest. He keeps mailing cookies and he continues to pray for Pfc. Commons.
Atta Boy, Bryan!
Being there for someone when they need someone is at the heart of Christian ministry.
Keep it up folks, our soldiers are still in Afghanistan … and they are still fighting a war for us.