“Thank you for your service”

marshall hat

Last summer while on a mission trip, there was another opportunity for ministry. We were staying in a hotel chain we use while travelling. At breakfast a gentleman, wearing a Vietnam Veterans hat, said to me “Thank you for your service”. I was wearing my “Warning! Boocoo Dinky Dau” shirt and went over to thank him also. After a few minutes talking and getting to know each other, I asked him to sign my wife’s quilt. As he was signing, I told him that it was a prayer quilt, too. At this point his eyes began to tear up.  He said “I need a lot of prayers.  Last night I was thinking of killing myself.” I said, “Let’s pray,” and we did. Afterwards, we exchanged addresses and phone numbers. In the following weeks we exchanged letters. He said that he had not thought about suicide since we had prayed.

You never know when God will place that person in your life that needs you to show a little love and concern.

Now my wife wants me to wear my veteran’s shirts all the time;  even the one that says “Warning! Very Crazy”.

Written by Marshall

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”  Hebrews 13:2


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