We had another wonderful Chapel at the 149th HR in this month of July. Most of the Unit was not drilling this month because of getting ready for AT and schools, so that meant a lower attendance.
MJ the FRG Leader for the 149th HR is responsible for getting us into this Unit and being able to Preach Chapel for the Soldiers of this Unit. She talked to the Company Commander and let her know that I was an old Army Staff Sergeant and that my wife and I had a heart for the troops. MJ has done such a great job that she was given an award during a State gathering of FRG Leaders. During this State meeting people kept asking her what she was doing as an FRG Leader. When she got the award and got up to speak she told the other FRG Leaders about Badges & Boots coming and doing Chapel Services at the Unit. So far we have four other Units interested, that we are in contact with.
This month I preached a message titled “Spiritual Disorientation.” During my introduction one of the examples I used was that I learned to use a map and a compass as a child. One time as a Boy Scout I decided I did not need my map and compass during a hike and guess what? Yes, I got lost! Three hunters found me and began to laugh! They told me that I was a Boy Scout and should not be the one who was lost. The moral of the story is that I got disoriented before I got lost. I used Isaiah 5:20 as the main text (Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter)! You have to be spiritually disoriented to call evil good and good evil. We had a great response from the Soldiers and we had one Soldier receive Christ as Savior.
The female Soldier in the left of the photo is the one who received Christ as her Savior. The three Soldiers in this picture were new faces in Chapel this month. I got to spend a lot more time with the Soldiers this month and got to know them better. It is a great blessing to be able to serve those who serve us.