A SOLDIER’S PLEA

Are they praying for us at home?
Are they meeting together for prayer?
Or going on still in the usual way
As they did when I was there?
We thank them all for their money,
We thank them all for their care,
But, Oh, just tell them, dear mother
We are needing so much your prayer.

Will you ask them to gather together
To meet at our Father’s throne,
That we may be kept from faltering
When we feel we are standing alone.
There are moments when courage fails us
And dangers around us stare,
Oh, tell them again, dear mother,
We are needing so much more prayer.

Surely their voices must touch us,
As they echo from over the sea,
And call us away from our pleasures,
To help them on bended knee.
We are sending them money and clothing,
And seeking their burdens to share,
But Oh, let our meetings be crowded
When kneeling together for prayer.

Written by a soldier in Australia to his mother

At the start of Operation Desert Storm, a campaign to reach military men and women for Christ was undertaken by a group of people in Cincinnati. The following letter, along with a gospel tract, was sent to over 30,000 men and women of the Armed Forces. The addresses were obtained from many sources such as: recruiting stations, Ann Landers, friends in the military and Military bases… etc. The letters were addressed to ANY SOLDIER, ANY AIRMAN, ANY SAILOR, or ANY MARINE along with the appropriate address. The letters were read by many and the responses were great. There was a report that some Chaplains were kept up all night leading young men and women to Christ. Don’t ever stop being a witness for Christ.

Dear Friend:

There is only one reason I would ever send anyone a letter such as this, because of the URGENCY of the day and because «I CARE.» I care what happens to you now, and I care what happens to you eternally. I am asking that you read this letter and enclosed Gospel Booklet as if your «SOUL’S SECURITY» depends on it, BECAUSE IT DOES.

The unstable conditions of the world (the threat of almost certain combat with high tech weapons, chemical warfare, and terrorist activities) leave us with an uncertainty of our future and possible death at every turn.

There is one thing that is truly certain about the future and that is this; Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this THE JUDGMENT. Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. John 3:16 For GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Word of God says, I Timothy 2:5 For there is ONE God, and ONE Mediator between God and Men, the MAN Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME.

Regardless of what you have been taught, there is only ONE WAY to God and that is through His Son, Jesus Christ. This excludes any other man, woman, or saint and/or anything else including your religious beliefs. If you don’t know Jesus Christ, YOU DON’T KNOW GOD. If you don’t know Jesus Christ, GOD DOESN’T KNOW YOU.

Many people believe their good works will help get them into heaven or that as long as their «GOOD» outweighs their bad, they will be okay. This is simply not so. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should boast. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD.

I mean no malice, my only prayer is that you know the truth and that you act upon it. John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and THE TRUTH WILL MAKE YOU FREE. Don’t take a chance with your soul, God didn’t. He sent His Son that you might have life. John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

Please read this letter and Gospel Booklet and pass them on to others. If you would like more of these Booklets, my address is:

The following is a letter that was sent to various Churches in the Cincinnati area.

Dear Concerned:

The following are some addresses of our servicemen in the Middle East and other parts of the world. If you don’t know the names of any of our servicemen and would like to write to them, you may do so by addressing your letters as shown.

I have been sending our servicemen letters and have been enclosing a Gospel Booklet with each one. I tried to keep the letters to «one page» to make it easier to send them to many of our men and women before the action breaks out. We stand to lose many thousand servicemen in short order so we must act while we still have the time.

A friend of mine and I sent 2,000 out and would be thrilled to know that many of you are doing the same. Pray that the Lord will burden your hearts for the «LOST OF THE WORLD». It’s time to quit PLAYING as if you are a Christian and do the job God has given us to do.

NOTE: As a result of that letter, some 30,000 letters were sent to our men and women in the Middle East. We didn’t see the BLOOD BATH we expected but many servicemen and women found Christ as their Lord and Savior.

An adult bible class sent out 5,000 and another Church sent out 25,000 letters. We made it a social function; we had drinks, cake, coffee and good Christian Music.

The following is an example of some of the addresses we obtained.

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
101st Airborne Div
APO NY 09309

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
82nd Airborne Div
APO NY 09656

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
24th Mech Inf Div
APO NY 09315

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
1st Corp Spprt Cmd
APO NY 09657

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
19 Inf Bde
APO NY 09315

To Any US Soldier
In the Middle East
11th AirDef Art Bde
APO NY 09656

To Any US Soldier
In Korea
C/O Div Chaplain
APO San Fran 96202

To Any US Sailor
USS Ranger (CV-61)
FPO San Fran
96633-2750

To Any US Marine
In Okinawa
Camp Foster «USO»
FPO Seattle 98744

To Any US SOLDIER
In Panama
US Southern Cmd
APO Miami 34001

To Any US Sailor
USS JFK (CV-67)
FPO NY 09538-2800

To Any US Sailor
USS Midway (CV-41)
FPO San Fran
96631-2710

To Any US Sailor
USS Saratoga (CV-60)
FPO Miami 34078-2740

To Any US Sailor
In The Middle East
USS Ind Grp (CV-62)
FPO San Fran CA
96618-2760

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
18th Airborne Corps
APO NY 09657

To Any US Airman
In The Middle East
USCENTCOM/PA
McDill AFB F1
33608-5000

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
7th Trans Group
APO NY 09616

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
HHD 6th Trans BN
APO NY 09616

To Any US Airman
Stationed in Europe
APO NY 09258-0006

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
APO NY 09848-0006

To Any US Marine
In The Middle East
C/O I MEF
FPO NY 05903

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
FPO NY 09866-0006

To Any US Soldier
In The Middle East
3rd Arm Cav Rgt
APO NY 09209

NOTE: These addresses may not be current at this time. If you are interested in reaching the men and women of the Armed Services, check to see that these and other addresses are current.



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Пятница, Июль 18th, 2014 at 23:11
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