Saturday, January 29, 2011
Carlene and I are often asked how Matthew is. Sometimes we do not hear from him for several weeks and when we do it's only through Facebook chat. A week ago we got to speak with him for just a few minutes and he described things as tense. Today we received the official Marine newsletter and much to our surprise, Matthew is featured and quoted describing exactly what his combat engineering team has accomplished. There are some photographs and comments from his commanders. The article is entitled Outlaw Wrath. This newsletter describes what Matthew and his fellow Marine's are accomplishing. After Matthew, whose job is to clear and uncover any unexploded IED's, is quoted in the article as saying, "I never stopped getting chills while I was out there working, but the training that the Marine Corps gives you helps a lot when trying to manage your fear... it was easy to clear my mind and be unafraid..."
These proud parents want you to know that it wasn't just Marine Corps training but intercessory support which brings angelic activity and heaven's resources for protection to Matthew and his team.
The title of the newsletter is: The Super Breed. I see it as Super-natural.
If you'd like to send a note of encouragement to Matthew, Carlene will collect items and letters and sent as a package at our February 13 Worship at the River gathering.
We bless you and thank you for your prayers.
Posted by Darrell Dahlman at 3:48 PM