Christian Military Wives Provide Mutual Support
A local paper covered the social support system of Christian Military Wives, a ministry of the Christian Military Fellowship (see links). The article recounts the challenges of the wives left behind by husbands deploying for multiple combat tours–in one case, four times in five years. Besides providing a spiritual resource for like-minded wives, the group also helps with the physical needs of military wives:
Part of the group’s mission is to provide physical needs like babysitting, lawn care, meals or home repairs for military wives “who come to this area, and they don’t have those connections yet,” Fitzgerald said. Scotts Hill Baptist plans to host a Military Wives Conference on May 15 to connect families with resources in the area.
The motivation behind the ministry is fairly simple, and it demonstrates both the family spirit and the relevance of faith to the military culture:
I feel like God calls us to help one another.
That straightforward statement of faith in action should serve as a sentiment that many Christians should seek to share.