During two Christmas tours as a Seabee (U.S. Naval Construction Force) in Bahrain and Iraq, Dave Bailey recalls “a lot of good support” from his congregation—First Lutheran, Norfolk, Va. Members sent recordings of worship services, ornaments, e-mails and care packages for Bailey to distribute to other sailors.
|“There are many congregational members who are there for us,” says Kari Stueber, pictured above with daughter, Angela. Reformation Lutheran Church, Newport News, Va., prays for safe travel when Stueber or her husband, Steven McCollum, are away on assignment. Both are Air Force master sergeants with 19 years of service.|
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