Great Awakening at Fort Leonard Wood and Beyond
Chaplain (Capt) Jose Rondon…began to track what has been called a “spiritual awakening” on the military base in March, when he reported that more than 200 professed faith during chapel services on the base on March 11 and March 18. By June 24, that number had risen to 880 professions of faith and has continued to rise throughout the summer – reaching 2,077 on Aug. 19.
Retired Chaplain (MajGen) Doug Carver said the revival wasn’t limited to FLW [emphasis added]:
More than 2,000 troops gathered in Doughboy Stadium at Fort Benning, Ga. this past Easter to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Army chaplains are currently baptizing an average of 70 soldiers every basic combat training cycle at Fort Jackson, S.C…
The military has built more chapels since 9/11 than any other period of American history except for World War II.
In the past two years, Southern Baptist military chaplains have reported there have been tens of thousands of professions of faith and thousands of baptisms.
It seems evangelism is alive and well within the US military.
Contrast those figures with the atheist group at Lackland AFB, Texas, which has been boasting 1,000+ attendees each week — while admitting only a small fraction are atheists, and most just come for the social atmosphere and ability to watch TV.