Tonight I had the privilege of leading a public prayer before a small crowd for this marine at the Portland Airport as he prepared to board his flight to North Carolina for final training before he heads for a one year deployment to Afghanistan. He and his family attend the church where I serve as children’s pastor.
I am very proud of this young man. I am equally proud of his family, especially his mother and father who have exhibited first class parental leadership, even to the point where they understand it is time to let go.
Make no mistake. He is headed into harm’s way. Please pray for Carl and so many others like him who are working to better the lives of the Afghan people while also seeking out terrorists.