In World War I, letters were the only way for soldiers and their families to stay in touch. It was the same during World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and even Desert Storm. But since mobile and Internet technology came of age, the deployed women and men of the armed forces have more, and simpler, options to communicate with their families.
Now, thanks to the creativity of one chaplain, soldiers can even worship or enjoy other religious services with their families back home.
The program is called “Worship with Warriors” and it is the brain child of Deputy Wing Chaplain James Buckman, a Lutheran house-church planter from New Jersey currently deployed with 108th Air Refueling Wing at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.
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