The following is an email message that we received today from a fellow support group (Operation Home front) :
James had mentioned to his dad a couple weeks ago that he probably would have to go out on patrol, they have so many wounded that everyone is having to replace them, even the soldiers who were to be on base. Not a good situation. For now, we’ll mail to James, knowing he shares things. He may not have time to get names together for quite awhile since they are on patrol for 16-18 hours at a time.
They still desperately need fans, at Albertson’s today there were huge stacks that included small ones that would fit in the flat rate boxes. The 6″ looked like one would fit & they had the 4″ high velocity that I squeezed 4 to a box a couple weeks ago. It will be hot for quite awhile and they have all next summer to endure. As our heat got so high, I have a new appreciation of their suffering and can understand so many having heat strokes. They’ve lost 4 soldiers in 6 weeks. Morale has to be at a low point right now.
They need lots of prayers and support!
Latest from James to a friend & forwarded. His dad is very worried….
Sorry for the delay we have been in heavy fighting, two of our guys have been killed and a bunch wounded ill try to keep you all updated but it will be hard given the situation, thanks again for all your support.
I share the above and all with you the reader in hopes that you will pray and put your prayers into action. As this all continues on and may do so for some time, the situation brings to mind a story/ lesson from the bible-Exodus 17:9-13 It is the during the time when there was a battle and Moses was instructed to hold his arms up above the fighting-in so doing the battle would be won. Moses being only a man grew tired and as his hands sloped down and fatigue set in the enemy gained ground. Seeing this happen, two men came to Moses and had him sit down on a rock and each holding an arm of Moses raised them high and ultimately the battle was won.
As our sons/daughters/moms/dads/aunts/uncles/cousins/neighbors are stationed over seas continuing to protect and defend, please do not become discouraged, distracted or tired. They need us to remain together in our support. They need us to continue to lift them up in prayers and also with visible, tangible connections from home (notes/letters from home, fans, cool ties, bug spray, food, toiletries…)
Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ~Author Unknown
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Let us not grow weary.