February 2017 – The Carragher Chronicles

Dear Praying Friends,

Every month as we pray and review our support statement, we stand in awe of how our Lord uses your faithful support to reach our heroes for Christ. Our family can find no words adequate to communicate our thanks.   Therefore, we echo the Apostle’s thoughts to the Church at Philippi:

“Not because I desire a gift; but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.  But I have all things, and abound: I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, wellpleasing to God” ~Philippians 4:17-18

Each of you is very special and holds a dear place in our hearts.  I cannot help but think of your sacrifice, which our Lord finds so acceptable and well pleasing.

Since our last letter we have been very busy and experienced many of our Lord’s blessings.  We offer the following praises:

  • For five saved since our last prayer letter.
  • For our PTSD Developer’s/Group Leader’s Workshop at Southland Christian Camp. We were able to outline our PTSD Training for 2017 and begin the process of starting helping groups.
  • For two opportunities to speak/teach on bases (our first invitations on base in over seven years).
  • For a new missionary applicant interested to work a Christian Serviceman’s Center.
  • For our family’s health.

Please join us in praying for the following requests:

  • (Always) For Christ to have the preeminence in all we do.
  • For the safety of our military and   In January a Navy SEAL died in Syria and one soldier died in Afghanistan. At least one active duty person commits suicide every day.  Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day.
  • For additional churches to help assemble Bibles. This year we have more requests than we will Bibles.
  • For the Lord’s blessing upon our faithful supporters and prayer warriors.
  • For new servants.
  • For our heroes with PTSD and churches willing to reach them.

The Cost of the Global War on Terror:

  • Including accidents, we have lost 6,456 military in theatre.
  • Injuries total 48,409
  • One out of three veterans will suffer from PTSD for the rest of their lives.
  • One out of one hundred veterans will commit suicide.
  • More than three-quarters of married returning veterans face divorce.
  • Families of these veterans are 150% more likely to commit suicide.

(Statistics taken from infoplease.com & va.org)

Thank you again for praying and helping us reach our heroes with the Gospel before it’s too late.

We pray daily for each of you and learn from your sacrifice.

Your servants to our military heroes,

The Carraghers