Ministering to Soldiers


We had a great time visiting three Army National Guard Units today. An Infantry Unit, an Artillery Unit and an HR Company. We started the day cooking pancakes for the Soldiers. They enjoyed this sweet tasting meal and we were able to fellowship with many of them. I met the new 1st Sergeant of the…

Pennsylvania


  Visited several city Police Departments this week. Plymouth, Swoyersville, Kingston, Hazelton,  West Hazelton,  Drums and several other cities were visited by my wife and me. The people of Grace Independent Baptist Church have been excited and inviting First Responders from the local area. There is a Fire Fighter and a Police Officer in the…

Central Bell County Fire Rescue


Went to a CBCFR station tonight and had a great time with the Fire Fighters and EMT’s. I met with the Chief earlier today when we were making our rounds in Bell County today. Talked with him about the Badges & Boots Worldwide Ministry and he invited me to come back later in the day.…

Famous Henderson County Texas Lawman


This article from the Magnolia News July-August issue 1957. Wyatt Earp, Jessie James, and other famous fast-draw artists wouldn’t last long in front of today’s sharpshooters. So states Jess Sweeten, a 6-foot-4-inch Texan, who served as the sheriff of Henderson County for 20 years. “Better guns and ammunition make the difference,” Jess says. “Those boys…

VIetnam Vets


I usually meet a ton of Vietnam Vets where ever I go. They usually treat me like one of them since I am the son of a Vietnam Vet.  They have been a blessing to me and an encouragement. My dad was 30 years old when he went to Vietnam, so he was the old…

Commander Of West Virginia National Guard


In between visits with our Politicians in Washington D.C. we were able to visit with Troops and Police. During our lunch break Kim and I ran into General Hoyer and General Buckalew. General Hoyer is the Commander of the West Virginia National Guard. These two officers were in D.C. to talk to the Politicians on…

Old Guard Colonel


A few weeks ago we made a trip to Washington D.C. to visit with Politicians on a Tuesday. Thursday we set out to see Arlington National Cemetery. One of the couples with us had never seen the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. We had a short time frame to…

Panama Field Rep


Abe Hanson and his wife are Missionaries to the people of Panama. They originally went to work with the deaf, but have also begun ministering to the hearing.  Abe has also agreed to be a Field Rep for Badges & Boots and that is a blessing for us. We first got to know Abe and…

Operation Big Apple


Please pray for us as we scurry around trying to get everything together for Operation Big Apple that starts next week in New York. We received a call from a Pastor requesting help from Badges & Boots to minister to the Soldiers, Police and First Responders in the area where Sandy did so much destruction.…