Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Dan Gillerman's Security Council Speech An eloquent statement on Israel's right to defend herself.

Monday, October 06, 2003

Excerpts from a letter I received today from an Army Medic serving with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, "Brave Rifles."

"Dear Mr. Perkins,
Thank you very much for your letter. Your words of encouragement are greatly appreciated out here. It is also always good to hear from a fellow Couger and brother in Christ.
You asked about myself and my journey from Azusa Pacific to the Army, so I will relate that here. I graduated APU in 2000 with a Bachelors in Biology. My goal was to continue my education, get a masters and eventually go to Physicians Assistant (PA) School in the civilian world. I was substitute teaching in the fall of 2001 when September 11 occurred, as well as working toward a masters at Cal State Dominguez Hills. All my life, the military had been a consideration, wanting to serve my country and give something back. Sept. 11 was the kick start I needed. I went into the recruiting office and asked about being able to attend PA school in the Army. He promised to look into it, and I told him I didn't want to join until I had completed my first semester of grad work. I returned in December, and he had the information I requested. I learned that I would have to enlist first, then after 3 years I could attend PA school. After much prayer and discussion with my family, I decided that this is what I wished to do. I enlisted in January as a 91W Health Care Specialist (Medic). After Basic Training at Ft. Benning and AIT at Ft. Sam Houston, I was assigned to Ft. Carson and the 3rd ACR. In April, 2003, we were sent to Iraq and are currently stationed outside An Ramadi...

Although I have had a few adventures out here, the thing I thank God for most is the Bible study I lead on thursday nights. We have anywhere from 7-15 people, mission-dependent each week...

Please pray for Specialist David Irving, especially his Christian witness and impact on his fellow soldiers.