We will be auctioning, or raffling, off balloon rides which can be taken in over 200 cities in the USA and Canada during the month of October. Albuquerque's annual Balloon Festival which begins on the 5th this year. Please keep this in your prayers, on our behalf. As it is, 100% of all monies received goes to providing our veterans not only the care and comfort they deserve, but to return the d...ignity they have earned as a result of their service to this nation. Our veterans answered the call of the nation when it was in need. We have a responsibility, both as Christians and civilians, to them as a direct result of their willingness to 'take the bullet' on our behalf.
Of greater importance would be to remember the young men and women who serve this nation in military service in your daily prayers. I can tell you each and everyone of them has a small alter in their living quarters, no matter the faith to which they subscribe. In WWII there was a saying, "There are no atheist in a fox hole!" That saying remains true to this day, whether in Iraq, S. Korea, Afghanistan, or any number of American Embassies.
A young marine said, just this week, "You know people back home worry about loosing a job, a house, or whatever. Over here, we have to worry, every second of every minute, whether we are going to loose our legs, arms, eyes, or our very lives." Such statements, at least in my opinion, coming from our young men 'over there' puts us in our place. Each minute of their day they face the very real possibility of coming home in a body bag.