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Can we go to Iraq?

Discussion in 'Evangelism, Missions & Witnessing' started by JoeKan, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. JoeKan

    JoeKan Member

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    Here's the situation. There's a brother in the church who's a Major in the Army. He will be leaving in August to Iraq and Afgan. for about 1 month. I feel like the Lord is wanting me to travel with him (I'm his Pastor).
    Can this be done? Would the Army allow civilians to travel, maybe as a short term chaplin.
    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Joe
     
  2. Mike McK

    Mike McK New Member

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    The Army has many civilians who go back and forth to work in their medical units, so it can be done.

    Call the State Department and ask them they should be able to help you. If not, get in touch with the Red Cross or USO and see if you can go through them.
     
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    Dale-c Active Member

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    As a chaplain, would they restrict you at all in what you could say?
    Not sure but a civilian route may be best.
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    Can you go to Iraq? If you are not real "attached" to your head.
     
  5. John of Japan

    John of Japan Well-Known Member
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    I've never heard of a short-term chaplain. As I understand it, to be a regular chaplain you have to have your M. Div. and go through boot camp, so that's out of it for August, right?
     
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