Support Our Troops

Family Greeting Military Father Home On LeaveAmerica’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed. ~ Allen Boyd

We owe so much to our military–and to their families. This excerpt from OurMilitary.mil says it well:

Representing only one percent of our population in the United States, our military willingly takes on the ultimate responsibility of protecting our entire nation.

Missing small moments of each day that we often take for granted here at home, as well as irreplaceable milestones like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations with the people they love, our Service members make incredible sacrifices and put themselves in harm’s way for the sake of us all.

They do not make these sacrifices alone. When our troops are called to action, so too are their families.

In their unconditional support and care for of those in harm’s way, military families show us what words like “service,” “strength,” and “sacrifice” truly mean.

They sustain the troops that are defending America, tend for our wounded warriors, and survive our fallen. Military families – spouses and children alike – remind us that with everything these families do to serve our country, in turn their nation has an obligation to serve them.

The needs of our military families cannot be met solely in Washington, nor by improving the support provided by government alone. It is up to the other 99 percent to make sure that these families are receiving the respect and consideration they so deserve.

Recent years have brought a new kind of challenge for Christians in the military: discrimination.Army soldier reading bible

(CNSNews.com) – The Family Research Council (FRC) released a video in time for Veterans Day that warns Americans about the persecution of U.S. troops who express their Christian faith.

The four-minute-and-44 second video, “A Clear and Present Danger,” features active duty members of the U.S. military sharing their concerns about the “tremendous culture of intimidation and fear in the ranks of the American military right now.” [Watch the video and learn more.]

How can we help?

The most important things we can do is pray. Operation We Are Here offers some helpful prayer resources.

The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. (James 5:16 NLT)

There are also many opportunities to get involved. Please visit Support Our Troops on my website to find links to a large variety of organizations and groups that are reaching out to the military and their families. You will find help on this page if you

  • Are in the military or part of a military family and would like to find a source of help and encouragement
  • Want to give time or money to a ministry reaching out to military personnel and their families
  • Would like to learn how you could start a ministry to the military in your community

I’d Love to Hear from You

Please post a comment to this blog post or email me at Karen@FindChristianLinks.com if you know of other links I should add. Also, I’d love to hear your story. Perhaps you are in the military or a member of a military family. Tell me what would help you the most–or share how you have been helped. Or perhaps you are someone who has reached out on your own or through an organization to help the military community. Please let me hear from you. Perhaps yours is a story I can share on the website (with your permission, of course).

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