Blogs & Articles

Keeping Short Accounts: Chaplain on a Mission to Make Things Right

By Venture Church Network / September 28, 2020

Chaplain Jason Dong, Oregon Army National Guard, Kosovo Dear Friends,  “At least it wasn’t a person”.  Those were the kind words of a Kosovo Serbian living in Southern Kosovo after a U.S. patrol accidentally ran over and killed one of her chickens that wandered into the road.  I had the privilege of joining the mission to…

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Mobilized for Ministry: Guard Chaplain Points Soldiers to the Master

By Venture Church Network / September 9, 2020

By Chaplain John Hatfield, Rhode Island National Guard Matthew 8:27 “… even the winds and the sea obey him!” This past quarter I have been blessed by the LORD in many ways. I was activated for the Rhode  Island National Guard back in March and have been serving as Brigade Chaplain for the COVID mission…

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Deployed Chaplain Encourages Local Missionary-Pastor in War-torn Balkans

By Venture Church Network / September 9, 2020

By Chaplain Jason Dong, Oregon Army National Guard, Kosovo Dear Friends, Greetings!  I hope this finds you well and standing on the promises of God day by day.  COVID cases among the Kosovo population are going down so that is a good sign.  However, we continue to have positive tests among our multinational partners.  Despite continuing…

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Growing Through Adversity

By Venture Church Network / August 21, 2020

”Growing Through Adversity” is a documentary in which several couples share their personal, often challenging, marriage experiences, to provide encouragement to others who want to build strong marriages. U.S. Army Chaplain Corps and Army Leaders, as well as other special guests, open up their lives to the audience, to share a path forward during these…

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C19 Prison Ministry Impact: Change of Pace and Venue

By Venture Church Network / August 21, 2020

By Joel Van Sant, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Fort Dix, NJ Over the past 6 months, I have experienced a lot of change at Fort Dix. At the beginning of the year, I was able to start and lead a program that helped inmates work through the spiritual struggle of pornography addiction. After advertising the…

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CB Chaplains Team Up to Provide Ministry in Middle East

By Venture Church Network / August 21, 2020

By Chaplain Tim Miller, New York Army National Guard, Middle East This quarter I was able to answer the call from CH (MAJ) Adam Kawaguchi to help provide religious support to U.S. Military forces in Jordan. Adam has become a good friend and co-laborer. Between the two of us and our NCO’s we have been…

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Living With the End in View: A Timely Book for the Miramar Brig

By Venture Church Network / August 12, 2020

By Chaplain Dan Klender, USN, Miramar Marine Corps Naval Air Station While transiting back to the states from the British Indian Ocean Territories in October 2018, I spent ten days in Yokosuka, Japan. While there, I was able to fellowship with one of our great Navy chaplains, Jonathan Stephens, and his lovely family. After an…

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Pandemic Ministry: Air Force Chaplains baptize and disciple despite challenges

By Venture Church Network / August 6, 2020

By Chaplain Steve Kim, USAF, Sheppard AFB, TX Greetings Sir/Gentlemen, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!!! The base commander had a fireworks show on base where we could see it from our driveway (on base) – it was great!! My Wing (senior supervisory) Chaplain retired – it was tough to see him…

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RESPONSE TO RACIAL INJUSTICE

By Venture Church Network / June 16, 2020

I have grieved over the murder of George Floyd and grieved for his family as he was laid to rest this past week. Outrage over the incident has spread across the country. People are angry, disturbed, heartbroken. That includes us as leaders of CBAmerica. We are frustrated that these incidences continue to happen with no…

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COVID19 Ministry: Reaching Airmen through Innovative Means

By Venture Church Network / June 1, 2020

Chaplain Torrey Garrison, USAFR, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS Chaplain Torrey Garrison is a United States Air Force Reserve Chaplain Major assigned to RAF Mildenhall north of London.  He is married to Carrie and has three children and two grandchildren.  During the COVID-19 pandemic the military grounded all reserve members from traveling overseas.  He fell back…

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