My wonderful brother, Jason, is currently serving in Iraq, working to train men in the Iraqi army. He's been there since September, and it's been a pretty rough road so far. For example, the truck he was in one day drove over an IED, which exploded and shook his truck up badly. Thankfully it was one of the new, expensive trucks and protected the guys within it very well. Still, it was quite a scary experience for them all. Then a few weeks ago he had another close call when he had to dive out of the way of an incoming round of mortars that were shot close to him.
This week he sent me the link to this article. The guys who were killed were not in his direct unit, but he did know them and said the interpreter that was killed just lost his brother a couple of weeks ago. (This article talks more about the soldiers lost.) Obviously all the guys around him are dealing with a lot of heavy emotions this week and could use some extra prayer support. I am writing to ask all of you wonderful prayer warriors to please say a prayer or two (or many!) for my brother, Jason, and all the guys he is serving with. I pray for God's total protection over them, as well as a complete peace to surround them all. Thank you so much for joining with me in prayer for this, especially this week.
Here are a few pictures of Jason in Iraq:
Hanging out with kids
Teaching a class
Standing in front of Iran
We love you, Jason! God has you in the palm of His hand and is always right beside you.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:5