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Chaplain’s At Work
14
Sep

Magnolia, Tx Fire

They have made tremendous progress this weekend with the help of the DC 10, and 4 black hawks. I think by weeks end, everything will wind down with just a base staff and crew, unless something unforeseen happens, but for now things are looking good. This fire was so close to my house we had...
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12
Sep

Bastrop TX Fires

Ladies and Gentlemen, Here are a couple of pictures taken by our team in Bastrop Texas. As you can see in the photos the fire is still out of control. Please keep in prayer as I are trying to fill up the second third and fourth teams to go and assist the Texas Dept. Of...
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12
Sep

Magnolia TX Fires

Just wanted to touch base with you and give you an update on the progress we have made at the Magnolia fires. Because of chaplain manpower shortages, in the beginning I primarily focused my efforts between the Incident Command Center at Magnolia West Sr. High School and the primary shelter at Magnolia East High School....
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30
Jul

The Day I Left Training

To my fellow classmates and servants of Christ our Lord. I hope this letter finds you well. I so enjoyed the time I got to spend with you during our IFOC chaplain training. I have been compelled all week by the Holy Spirit to write about what happened the day I left to come home...
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29
May

Chaplain Insight During Post Joplin Tornado Work

The following paragraphs are written by a chaplain working in Joplin after the tornado. It paints a picture of the struggles and pain of the people and of the chaplain. “This is beyond Haiti when it comes to bodies. We debrief often through the day and before bed. Holding families while they watch search &...
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26
Feb

Detroit Chaplain Works High School Trauma

One of the kids at HWHS tried to rob a pizza delivery man with a fake gun. The pizza man had a concealed weapons permit and shot the kid point blank, fatally. I was called by Wayne Co. Crisis Response to go and help.  What an awesome opportunity to minister! Here is a note from...
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20
Jan

IFOC Chaplains at Tucson

Eight chaplains from Albuquerque left 7 am on Thursday Jan 13th, arriving at 3 pm and immediately went to the Safeway store the site of the incident. Spent the next 3 hours at the scene, talking and praying with many people driving through the parking lot and stopping to observe the site. The store was closed and...
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26
Sep

IFOC Texas Chaplains Deployed

Responding Agencies This deployment was in response to major flooding damage created by the Tropical Storm Hermine. Some of the agencies represented at the deployment were the American Red Cross, Health and Human Services, The Salvation Army, the local Buddhist Temple organization, 7th Day Adventists, emergency medical service, local churches, the mayor pro-tem of Nolanville,...
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13
Aug

Travel and Turmoil: A Day in the Life of a Chaplain

Les Palmer arrived in Albuquerque, New Mexico several months before I did. We were both new employees at Calvary of Albuquerque. As it turned out, our offices were right next door to each other in what we called “The Cave.” Dr. Jacotte Prevalis, Haiti SWAT Team Captain and Les Through our initial conversations, we realized...
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17
Jul

Sheriff’s Office chaplain works to help officers, victims

Patricia Geyer spent more than 20 years helping people advance their careers by dealing with the superficial, she says. Now, she helps police officers and crime victims when they need it most, dealing with spiritual and psychological problems. Geyer serves as a volunteer chaplain for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. She works with deputies on...
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