Chaplain James Schaefer, U.S. Army (pictured above), serves as a chaplain recruiter and is based near Atlanta, Ga. He has had many opportunities to share with students in seminaries and colleges about the strategic and effective ministry of chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces. He also has numerous opportunities to share his story as a chaplain at community events. His wife, Elizabeth (pictured below), recently reported on one of those opportunities.
“Recently we were invited out to a small town near Alabama (Franklin, Ga.) to speak at a community ceremony to honor veterans. The Boy Scouts did an awesome job — and a couple of them talked to James about the chaplaincy afterwards. You never know what seeds God might use you to plant. I was able to present chaplains’ wives’ pins to the two pastors’ wives who were present. It was a very honoring ceremony for the vets who were in attendance.”
James has been instrumental in sending a number of highly qualified chaplains to the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, several of whom recently have been given a commission in the U.S. Army as Grace Brethren chaplains.
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