A Soldiers Story

WHO can take away suffering without entering into it?  The great illusion of leadership is to think that others can be led out of the desert by someone who has never been there.  -Henri Nouwen author of the Wounded Healer

My story starts during the 06-07 surge into Iraq.  When I left for combat, I had no idea how much it would change my life.  In Iraq, I faced several life threatening situations.  I was not a Christian overseas.  One common theme in Iraq was that allot of us were trying to find out what our lives were all about.  Why am I here was a big question overseas, and allot of people faced massive depression and fear of death not knowing what would happen to them if they died.  Its really easy to think you know what will happen to you when you die, until a rocket misses you by a few feet, or you see a buddy’s Humvee get blown 10 feet in the air.  I questioned everything when I came back.  I wanted to know If I was going to Heaven or not.  I wanted to know what God thought about who I was, what I did and what I would do with my life.  I was curious if there was one God or many.  Thank God I had some good friends and a loving God who lead me to His son Jesus Christ.  I found out that God had sparred me overseas, and that I had a purpose for my life.  The depression I used to feel lifted and I felt I joy I had never had before.  I wanted to help my fellow soldiers and teach them about God.  If you are in the service and are a true Christian, you know how hard that is.  Everyone is drinking and cursing like a sailor.  They want to ask you questions about God, but most of the time do not have good motives about their questions.  I have had soldiers tell me that they were severely depressed and I would offer hope through Jesus Christ, only to be rejected, and later ridiculed.  This is very common in all service branches.  Christians face persecution often in the military, that is no secret.  Having been through my share of ups and downs in the Army, I wanted to find a way to help service members, and now I have a great opportunity to do that.   The purpose of this site is to answer questions that service members have about God, and just questions about life in general.  You will not be getting the typical “christian” answer, you will be getting a soldiers perspective, someone who has been there in the battle, around the men and women of the armed forces.  I ask that any service member who is curious as to just what God thinks about drugs, violence, sex, alcohol, public nudity, strip clubs, bars, living with your GF/BF, cursing, gambling, masturbation, pornography, or any other thing you can think of to ask me through this site and I will answer.  God bless you and have a blessed day.

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