Making an Impact in Hawaii

Making an Impact in Hawaii: New Chapel Reaches Military Community By Chaplain Brian Hargis, US Army, Schofield Barracks, Oahu Second Quarter Ministry Report: April – June 2017 There have been so many blessings that it’s difficult to keep track. That’s why we started a Blessing Jar in our new Chapel program – Impact Chapel.  Each blessing can be written down … Read More

Calling out to God in Desperation

Calling out to God in Desperation: Chapel Prayer Reclaims Lost Soul By Chaplain Sean Callahan, US Army Reserve, Deployed   This quarter has been a whirlwind as we hit theater in Kuwait, and proceeded to spend nearly half of our time so far traveling to other locations (combat) where our Engineers are working. During this time, I’ve had the privilege … Read More

Mid-Deployment Update

  By Chaplain Scott Noyes, North Dakota Army National Guard – Afghanistan, with Andy Meverden Mid-point assessments are common in life; in navigation, corporate boardrooms, and even military deployments. Chaplain Scott Noyes sent in a brief, but exciting, mid-deployment assessment. His words are few, but the accompanying “Storyboards” with captions, give depth to their meaning and results. Scott writes: My … Read More

When the Call Comes

Chaplain responds to worst US Naval Disaster since USS Cole By Chaplain Jonathan Stephens, USS Fitzgerald, as told to Andy Meverden “The first time I stepped foot on a ship, (one of my recently assigned ships) the USS Fitzgerald, DDG-62, I was lowered by hoist from a helicopter. We could not land, as the ship was listing at 5 degrees.  … Read More

Renewing the Shield of Faith

A Law Enforcement Chaplain’s Ministry Story By Rev. Wylie W. Johnson, Pastor and Law Enforcement Chaplain   In Delaware County Pennsylvania, there are 43 distinct Police Departments, many of which are quite small. Even the larger departments are small by city standards. Each department is stove-piped in policies, promotions, retirements, etc. Competition and isolation are the inevitable results of this … Read More

Diving Deep in a Desperate World

Navy Chaplain Deals with Suicide By Chaplain Darin Dunham, US Navy, with Andy Meverden  When I don’t hear from a chaplain, I don’t panic, but I do pray for them, as it’s likely that something significant is going on.  Such was the case with Chaplain Darin Dunham, US Navy, assigned to a submarine base.  Rather than paraphrase what transpired, Darin … Read More

Veterans Win Post-War Battles

VA Chaplain Engages in Ultimate Combat By Chaplain Gary Cowden with Andy Meverden Gary Cowden is the Chief Chaplain at the Puget Sound VA Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. In addition to his supervisory duties, he focuses on some of those experiencing the greatest battles; PTSD, moral injury, and spiritual oppression.  In his recent ministry report he described two of … Read More

From Tiny Houses to Tiny Chapels!

By Andy Meverden with input from Chaplain Scott Noyes, North Dakota Army National Guard On a recent trip visiting CBAmerica chaplains in Texas and Oklahoma, I passed a Modular Home Dealer with the sign: “Tiny Houses!” The tiny house movement, a social trend of downsize living space in America, has hit the modern battlefield! Troops deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and … Read More

New Chapel Atlantic Resolve Center (Powidz, Poland)

As reported by Chaplain Andrew Calvert & Specialist Malcolm Williams, USArmy As the “Atlantic Resolve” mission becomes more robust in Eastern Europe, and units are standing up new headquarters in collaboration with NATO Allies, the US Army Chaplain Corps, as a representative of The Holy, meets Soldiers where they are. The 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion recently established a new … Read More

Divine Interruptions & Medical History

Tony is an active duty Army Master Sergeant who works in my building at the Regional Health Command here in San Antonio. It is a miracle that Tony is alive today. A couple of months ago as he was in the process of trying to get some medical care to address some chronic pain he had been having as his … Read More