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  • Veteran’s cross-country cycling spotlights missions

    November 12 2015 by Makayla Sykes, NAMB | with 1 comments
    Veteran’s cross-country cycling spotlights missions

    Army veteran Tom Cawood set out on Aug. 24 to ride his bike from San Diego, Calif., to St. Augustine, Fla. And along the way, he and his wife Pat helped raise awareness for missions and the North American Mission Board. Cawood is also a veteran with significant family military heritage.

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  • Army troop reduction: Churches can aid veterans

    September 24 2015 by Joe Conway, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Army troop reduction: Churches can aid veterans

    A reduction in force was announced by Brig. Gen. Randy George, the Army’s director of force management, at the Pentagon. The downsizing may affect 40,000 troops by the end of 2017. Churches have the potential to assist U.S. Army veterans who may find themselves retired prematurely within two years.

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  • Veterans befriend pastor after losing his father

    July 6 2015 by Jim Burton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Veterans befriend pastor after losing his father

    Tommy Kelly’s life was turned upside down, when his father died. Kelly began to cultivate relationships with veterans who were about his father’s age. “My heavenly Father showed me how He was going to help fill that void,” Kelly said of the veterans. “A lot of those men have taken the place of my father.”

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  • Vietnam veterans to receive Southern Baptists’ thanks

    June 12 2015 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Vietnam veterans to receive Southern Baptists’ thanks

    Southern Baptists will say thank you on June 16 during their annual meeting to the nearly 9 million Americans – including an estimated 1 million Southern Baptists – who served in the Vietnam War. The commemoration coincides with a national effort signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2012 to honor Vietnam veterans ...

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  • Iraq war vet to plant church in Washington state

    November 11 2014 by Tobin Perry, NAMB/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
     Iraq war vet to plant church in Washington state

    Michael Johnson learned a million little things in the U.S. Army. But maybe the most important lessons he learned during close to a decade as a soldier had nothing to do with combat. He learned how to be a leader and how to look at everyday life as a mission field.

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  • Carver: Churches should minister to veterans

    September 23 2014 by Jacqui Claypool, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Carver: Churches should minister to veterans

    Retired U.S. Army chaplain Major General Douglas Carver spoke at a meeting of Agape, a Christian counseling service in Charlotte, on the anniversary September 11th. He believes Christians have a moral obligation to make sure veterans come home to a grateful nation, and that we link up with them.

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  • Troutman Baptist girls place ‘Hero Rocks’ on graves

    November 21 2013 by Donna Swicegood, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Troutman Baptist girls place ‘Hero Rocks’ on graves

    Girls in Action at Troutman Baptist Church in Troutman created hero rocks to place on graves at the Salisbury National Cemetery.

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  • Celebrating those who serve: ‘Peace came over me’

    November 4 2013 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Celebrating those who serve: ‘Peace came over me’

    Two years after graduation from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., Thompson was just beginning a distinguished chaplaincy career that would span nearly three decades marked by two major wars. He is one of an estimated 120 Southern Baptist chaplains who served during the Korean War.

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  • Documentary tells Vietnam vet’s post-battlefield spiritual journey

    May 31 2013 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Documentary tells Vietnam vet’s post-battlefield spiritual journey

    Greg Tomlin will always remember the day he and his father Jerry, a Vietnam veteran, visited the site where Jerry was wounded in combat.

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  • NAMB encourages honors for military, chaplains

    May 24 2013 by Joe Conway, NAMB | with 0 comments
    NAMB encourages honors for military, chaplains

    Many churches will be honoring military members this weekend. The North American Mission Board (NAMB) encourages churches to consider planning now to honor returning military, chaplains and veterans this year near the Independence Day holiday, as well. 

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  • Study suggests bad WWII experiences led vets to church

    May 24 2013 by Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service | with 0 comments
    Study suggests bad WWII experiences led vets to church

    A new study has found that American veterans who had a negative experience serving during World War II attend church more frequently today than those who were less troubled by their service.

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  • Army chaplain’s hero is wife

    November 11 2011 by Mickey Noah, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Army chaplain’s hero is wife

    LIHUE, Hawaii (BP) – Talk to Army Chaplain (Col.) Brent Causey long enough and you’ll learn his ultimate hero is not Gen. David Petraeus, retired commander of forces in Afghanistan, now CIA director and his boss for three years as they both served in the war-torn country – although Causey brims with admiration and respect for the four-star general.

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  • Maplewood Baptist member awarded Bronze Star

    November 7 2011 by Rick Houston, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Maplewood Baptist member awarded Bronze Star

    There are people like Gene Dinkins in every Baptist church in North Carolina. He’s the older gentleman who always sits as close to the back row as he can get, not because it’s the cool place to be but instead so he and his wife can get in and out of the sanctuary a little easier.

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