Help our Military Chaplains Fight the Spiritual Battle

from May 25, 2013 Category: Ministry News

I am excited to share that our ministry friends have helped exceed our goal. Thank you for your financial support and prayer toward this invaluable ministry outreach.

Every time you turn on the news, there are wars and rumors of wars. While many soldiers have returned from Iraq, countless men and women continue to be deployed throughout the world in an effort to prepare for and defend against conflicts. But there is an even bigger conflict going on for these service men and women. A spiritual battle is at hand, a war against the world, the flesh and the Devil. The battle is significant and their resources are scarce.

Soldiers Need Trustworthy Bible Teaching

Our soldiers need to be fed and armed spiritually. Protestant military chaplains work hard, yet rarely have enough teaching resources to meet soldiers’ needs. They also lack funds to purchase these tools. Such problems make the difficult work of chaplaincy even harder.

We know you share Ligonier’s concern for soldiers and the chaplains serving them. Committed to meeting these overlooked needs, through your gifts, we provide free trustworthy Bible study resources to chaplains twice a year.

“An army can’t travel unless it’s fed. It can’t fight unless it’s armed.” — R.C. Sproul

In 2013, over 160 chaplains will receive resource packages containing books, teaching series, and more by Dr. Sproul, our teaching fellows, and other trusted theologians. By the end of the year, together we will provide more than 4,000 resource booklets that chaplains will distribute to their troops. The chaplains use these tools in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and elsewhere.

Will You Help Chaplains and Soldiers?

Last year donations surpassed the total needed to fully fund the chaplain support program, so we also sent complimentary Tabletalk subscriptions to chaplains and their families. We again want to fund this outreach entirely through this appeal. It takes $10,000 to fully fund our chaplain program, and we rely on friends like you to provide the funds needed to send teaching resources to chaplains around the world. Will you help?

Testimonials

I’m a Navy chaplain serving Marines. Thanks to R.C., Ligonier and the countless supporters who have who have made it possible for me to use R.C.’s teaching materials for our service members.”

CHAPLAIN MIKE MCCONVILLE

Today I received the Chaplain Care Package you send out to your military chaplains and I want to let you know how grateful I am for your generosity. The sailors and marines I minister to each day are hungry for sound Biblical teaching and the resources help advance the Gospel in more ways than you know! Thank you.”

CHAPLAIN JONATHAN CRAIG

R.C. Sproul delivered a brief greeting to The Presbyterian and Reformed Commission on Chaplains and Military Personnel (PRCC) that were gathered at the PCA’s General Assembly in which he affirms Ligonier’s commitment to soldiers and the chaplains who serve them. Click here to watch this short video.