Grace Brethren Army Chaplain Capt. Pete Stone, who is stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., was among those tasked with notifying family members of those killed in the recent crash of a UH-60 in Afghanistan. It was his first time to make such a notification.
“God gave me grace,” he recalls. “The spouse who received the news was an amazing woman with supernatural composure. Please say a prayer for her and her little children as they try to figure out life without daddy.”
He found the experience moving. “[I] was impressed during that day that there is no more sacred honor than that of notifying the next of kin,” says. “No one wants to do it, but someone must, and a fallen comrade would want someone trustworthy and honorable to assume that sacred duty.”
Pray for our Grace Brethren military chaplains who minister in circumstances that are often very difficult. To learn more about the Grace Brethren men who serve as chaplains in the military, see the Eagle Commission.