Today for the most part has been very pleasant. I have become comfortable with the fact of knowing that in about a week I will be heading for a country about 7,000 miles from the home I grew up in and the people that I love. But I am still apprehensive on being there for 6-8 months.
I was born and raised to know that Jesus Christ is my personal savior. Knowing that as a soldier puts a completely different spin on things. Up until about a month ago I was scared out of my mind, not knowing what to think.
I had the pleasure of meeting a Chaplain, who is serving in Savannah with the Ranger Regiment, who told us of some of his previous experiences. He was a Ranger during the time of the infamous “Black Hawk Down” incident. He told us of his journey to being unafraid.
To make a long story short, he said that if we were to die as a Christian Soldier that it is a win, win situation. That if we die on the battlefield that we will be in heaven in a second, and if we don’t we get to come back home and live our lives as we had left them. This made a huge impact on me.
I was able to conquer my fear and focus on how I would be able to make a difference in the soldier’s lives who are serving on our front lines. There is an old saying that there are no atheists in a foxhole and it is the truth, many soldiers find their faith to fight in their God.