Are there any Military Chaplains?

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  1. LadyEagle

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    on the Baptist Board? If so, (without giving away crucial info), what are your needs and the needs of your troops? Can you relate some stories of your experiences here (again without giving away any classified or crucial information)?

    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Phillip

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    This is nice of you LadyEagle. If you don't get answers I'll try to get some of the chaplains I may have contact with to come here, if you don't mind. They will be Baptist.
     
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    Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not a Chaplain but I'm an active duty Marine stationed in Japan and would be willing to share some things that military churches/mission works need...if interested just say yes and I'll post my thoughts here. ;)
     
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    Have you heard the story about the Navy crewmen who attended a chapel service one Sunday. The chaplain began to explain in his study that he did not believe in a literal hell and that believing such is foolish. After the service the crewmen in one accord approached the chaplain and asked him to kindly resign his chaplaincy. Stunned at this suggestion/demand the chap" asked why? The crewmen replied, "You said there is no hell. If there is no hell then we have no worries and thus we do not need you. But if there is a literal hell, then we don't want to be mislead because we don't want to go there." Please leave your "calling."
     
  6. LadyEagle

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    Yes, MRCoon, I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. [​IMG]
     
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    We get plenty of Bibles through various organizations from Gideons to many others but we really lack in good study books or commentaries on the Bible. We don't need anything too indepth but the simple basics are enough. We also always have a need for tracts...Chick Tracts or other such tracts that can get a military members attention and get a message across in a few minutes. I'm part of a mission church that focuses on the military here in Japan and because the Bases don't allow door-to-door evangelism who have to pass out most of our tracts near the gates as the servicemembers walk off so something other than a basic wordy tract will get ignored and tossed. Military guys can be very impatient but once you get their attention they can be very sincere.

    When I was in Iraq (and even in Japan, but more distractions here) we saw great things with our Bible Studies and Church services (which we held almost 3 or 4 times a week just because of different schedules and the desire for people to attend...we averaged nearly 10-15 each service and in my 8 months there saw about 120 souls make a decision for the Lord. Discipleship was harder there due to lack of material but we have seen our singles ministry increase here at our Church as these troops return to their homestation.

    The Lord is Good and gets all the Praise an Glory!! But it is amazing that in all of the death and destruction of Iraq that many don't know of the work being done for the Lord and the mini revival through-out the military!!
     
  8. LadyEagle

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    Thanks for your input - it is appreciated!
     
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    No problem ask anyone...I'm always ready to share an opinion [​IMG]
     
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    free gospel tracts for you to copy right on line. NO WAITUBG:
    http://www

    .mwtb.org./pages/display.php?id=120000

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. JamesBell

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    Semper Fi MRCOON. I love to see Marines working for our Savior.
     
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    Semper Fi...I love to see Marines working period ;) [​IMG]

    Seriously, Thank you and Praise the Lord!! Check out my latest testimony in the "What is the Lord doing in your life now?" thread, located in the fundamental thread area.
     
  14. Phil310

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    What Church?

    Mrcoon,

    What Church Are You A Part Of In Japan? Okinawa?

    Semper Fi From A Former Marine.

    Phil310
     
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    FYI, I surrendered to preach out of Maranatha Baptist Church on Okinawa in '89. I was not ordained out of that church but was brought closer to the Lord from their ministry.
     
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    I'm currently involved with Maranatha Baptist here in Oki. I've been licensed to preach by them and will be ordained next month by them. I'm currently the youth Director, SS Superintendent, backup Song/Choir Leader, and a few otehr hats...the Lord is faithful and good!! I've surrendered to full-time service from here and will be entering the Lord's work this summer.

    By the way, it is good to see a few Marines wandering around these forums and proving to the world that us Marines can read and write :smilewinkgrin:
     

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