If you have friends or relatives serving in the US military, this might interest you. A large new chapel is being built at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to serve soldiers and their families.
The new chapel will accommodate congregations that have outgrown the seven small chapels built several decades ago.
There are more than 20 different religious services held at the base each week. Chaplain Colonel Roger Heath says the new chapel complex will hold up to 1,200 people and will include religious education and child care facilities.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have increased the demand for religious services for the 30,000 soldiers and their families stationed at Fort Campbell.
Chaplain Heath says that more soldiers are married with kids than in previous generations, so having a chapel with space for children will encourage more families to worship on the base.
In a related story, over 2000 U. S. troops per week are asking for portable digital audio players preloaded with a dramatized version of the New Testament.
A ministry called “Faith Comes by Hearing” has already provided 150,000 of these Bible sticks to American troops serving overseas.
The ministry gives the digital Bible sticks to military chaplains and the chaplains hand them out free to soldiers who request them.
Why don’t you take a moment to pray for the men and women serving in the US military. Ask God to protect them from harm, and that justice and peace will prevail in the regions of the world where there is conflict.
I’m Bill Maier for family-friendly, commercial free, WBCL.