A hymnals request for a US Army COB (Combat Operating Base) in Afghanistan went out last month. The response from PCN was swift and amazing. Dr. Jim Smith, Director of the Pacific Church Network (PCN) sent 40 hymnals to our Soldiers.
As Chaplain Brian Hargis relates in his report:
“There’s a small US camp in Afghanistan called Camp Morehead with approximately 300 Soldiers. I was able to visit during deployment recently but they had no Chaplain or Chapel. We climbed the mountain for Thanksgiving service, and held services outside by the fire pit. The last service I held was inside a rec room. We made the most of it.
I encouraged the small band of Christian brothers to meet each week and start a Bible Study. I expressed to the Commander of the COB the need for a Chapel.
Now, two months later, they have been given space for a Chapel and have been meeting weekly. They are in need of Bibles & hymnals. I have Bibles to send but no hymnals.
If your church has old hymnals not being used, please send them to me and it will meet the need for the Soldiers. This can be your opportunity to sow seeds in Afghanistan!
Your love, prayers and support for Soldier ministry is greatly appreciated.
Pro Deo Et Patria (for God and country).”