Nothing brightens a soldier’s day quite like receiving mail. Care packages
full of treats, toiletries, and trinkets from back home are welcome reminders
that someone cares. And helping them with faithbuilding books and DVDs will
make an even bigger impact—perhaps for eternity.
According to U.S. Marine Corps chaplain Robert Carpenter, soldiers are hungry
for truth about God. They want to know if the Bible is true. Robert points out
to military men and women that many of life’s biggest questions, including death
and suffering, are answered in the book of Genesis.
You don’t have to be a chaplain to share biblical truths with soldiers. Here
are some ways that you can reach out:
- Put together a care package with snacks,
toiletries, and crossword puzzles. Be sure
to include creation resources. If you don’t
know any soldiers personally, ask your
church or co-workers for referrals. For helpful
ideas you may want to visit websites like
TreatAnySoldier.com or Give2TheTroops.org for helpful ideas.
- Give believers resources that will help
them reach out to non-Christians. Although
some people will not show up for a traditional
Bible study, they are often interested
in DVD presentations or booklets on controversial
or unusual topics, such as dinosaurs
in the Bible or the origin of life.
- Let chaplains know about Military Chaplain
Packs, which are available from Answers
in Genesis. These include books,
booklets, and DVDs on a variety of interesting