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Last Updated: July 2018
A woman’s husband died in his sleep. The chaplain arrived to provide comfort. But a week later, during an ice storm, she had no power, no heat, the trees in her yard were destroyed, and she was losing hope. She became desperate and considered suicide. CLICK TO READ MORE . . .
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She was one of two in the ambulance. Vomit was flying. The chaplain, also an EMT, rode into the hospital with them. She called him her “Angel in the Ambulance.” CLICK TO READ MORE . . .
The chaplain was approached by a veteran firefighter who came to him and said, “I can’t sleep and I haven’t eaten in two days. Can you help me?” CLICK TO READ MORE . . .
The aircraft was found and there were no survivors. Family members were gathered at the command center. Radio traffic was careful not to break the news. It was time for the death notification. CLICK TO READ MORE . . .
Gary, desperately ill, had to go to see his doctor the next morning. So the chaplain borrowed a tractor and plowed snow from his driveway. But later that night the chaplain was called to help load his friend and fellow firefighter into an ambulance. The next week, he conducted his friend’s funeral. CLICK TO READ MORE . . .
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