Vey soon, the 2-162 Infantry Unit from Oregon will be deploying to Afghanistan. Their Chaplain will be our director, CH CPT Shane Yates. They are currently going through training and should be deploying sometime in August. They will be returning home in May, 2015. Plase keep Pastor Shane and all of these men and women in your prayers.
We are putting together care packages for the families of the enlisted men and women in this unit to help them with basic necessities as well as giving them information about Healing Heroes and other resources to help give them spiritual and emotional support. If you would like more details on this effort, check out the blog on our web site titled “OPERATION FOOT SOLDIER SUPPORT”.
While Pastor Shane is gone we will continue to offer support to military, first responders and their families here as well. We will also continue to participate in many events throughout Orange County so please check our Facebook page and web site for details. Our Director of Field Operations, Timothy Yates, is working hard to continue to keep our ministry active and serving our community.
As always, we appreciate your prayers and support.
These photos were taken at the send off for the 2-162 on June 7, 2014.
On May 14, Pastor Shane spoke at a chapel service at Christ Lutheran School, Costa Mesa, CA. He talked about the duties of a military chaplain. After he spoke the children prayed that God would bless and protect him during his deployment. They also presented him with letters written by each student to him, his family, and some of the soldiers in his unit.