Just in time for Armed Forces Sunday, Memorial Day, and Military Appreciation Month, Sarah tells the story of American military chaplaincy in general and LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces in particular.
Beginning with George Washington and the Revolutionary War and continuing through the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and later conflicts, this Story Time episode shines a spotlight on the work Lutheran chaplains have done to share the love of Christ with soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, coast guardsmen, guardians, and others.
For more information, visit the Ministry to the Armed Forces page at LCMS.org, where you can learn more about Operation Barnabas, the Adopt-a-Chap program, and more. Follow LCMS MAF on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Twitter to read stories and see photos of chaplains in action.
To dig more deeply into the early history of LCMS military chaplaincy, check out They Shall Not March Alone: Glimpses into the Life and History of the Chaplaincy of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
For more bonus stories from this episode, read about Chaplain Gregory Todd’s promotion to Chief of Chaplains for the U.S. Navy, Chaplain Travis Ferguson’s service in Qatar, and Chaplain Chad Czischke’s service in Afghanistan.
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