Navy Commander “heeds God’s call”
An interesting article chronicles Navy Commander Rich McDaniel and his family while he is deployed. Some interesting quotes:
On their family’s role in the Navy:
Together and yet so often apart, the McDaniels believe their family unit has been called to a peculiar mission in life — as missionaries to the Navy community, serving God and country in peacetime and war.
On finding a church as a military member–and balancing the God and family priorities:
In some churches…the focus tends to be on “How can you serve others and how can you serve in the church?” While he endorses that…it can be heartbreaking to know he has only a few days with his wife after one to three months at sea and she feels duty-bound to stay in the nursery during Sunday morning worship because it’s her usual ministry at the church…People don’t understand why it’s so important for her to be [with] her husband [when he] happens to be home with little to no notice.