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NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

were packed with activity. In November we attended the International Conference on Missions in Lexington, KY. Previous Executive Director, John Craycraft, helped us man the booth, Lexington being his hometown. We had a good location and enjoyed lots of traffic. Todd (an Air Force Chaplain) and Larry (a National Guard Chaplain) Leatherman, were a tremendous blessing in manning the booth as they have been in past years.

ICOM
International Conference on Missions
Mark Powell, one of our commissioners always attends ICOM and mans a booth for Christian Military Fellowship.
We returned home for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Then on the Sunday following, we embarked on a cross country tour. The first stop was Dallas where we wanted to see Air Force Reserve Chaplain, Eddy Sanders before he departs for a deployment. We were also able to set up the display at Dallas Christian College where Eddie is on staff.

WILLIAM BEAUMONT ARMY MEDICAL CENTER
EL PASO, TX

From Dallas we headed to El Paso to see Army Chaplain Cynthia Turner who is serving at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. This was our first time meeting with Chaplain Turner and to have the opportunity to hear about her ministry.

Chandler Christian Church
Chandler, AZ was our next stop where we visited National Guard Chaplain Danny Hughes and were able to set up the booth at Chandler Christian. Chandler hosted a family day for Danny's unit while we were there and we were able to attend. Pictured with Kal and Danny is Senior Associate Pastor Brian Jobe.
Once again Danny and his wife Kristi welcomed us into their home and allowed us to stay with them.
Chaplain Candidate, Nimrod Acala and his wife Ravin also attend Chandler Christian Church. We were able to enjoy a meal with them during our time there.
NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY
Navy Chaplain, Victor Stevens is assigned at Joint Naval Base Ventura County, CA. He serves the Chapel Community there. He and his wife Erica hosted us for dinner in their home. Also pictured is Chaplain Stevens Religious Programmer.
HOPE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
During our visit to Hope International University along with setting up the display, we were able to have lunch with Commissioner and HIU President John Derry, enjoy the hospitality of Campus Minister Bryan Sands, and the Executive Assistant Sharon Carter, speak to the Student Life Staff and attend the HIU Christmas Concert.
WESTVIEW CHRISTIAN CHURCH
AMARILO, TX
From HIU we traveled to Amarillo to visit Hospital Chaplain Carolyn Nuthman. Carolyn attends Westview Christian where she serves as pianist. We were invited out to lunch with some of the amazing folks that attend that church.
FORT SILL
Fort Sill, OK was next on the map. We were blessed to enjoy the hospitality of Commissioner Dan Moll and his wife Ruth. While there we were able to see three Army Chaplains. David Ditolla served as our official host. Krista and Anthony Kelly opened their home for supper one of the evenings. The last evening we all met for dinner at a local restaurant and then enjoyed Derek and Becky Pottinger's hospitality for desert. It was great to see so many of our folks in one place.
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE
A short drive from Fort Sill is Tinker Air Force Base, home to Chaplain Bill Meseah and wife Hannah. The Meseah's have three children of their own and recently adopted three siblings. Hannah was gracious enough to have us in their home for lunch.
The next day, Chaplain Candidate Jacob Wilde became Air Force Reserve Chaplain, Jacob Wilde at a commissioning ceremony where Chaplain Meseah was the Commissioning Officer. Jacob's wife Megan, their three children, Jacob's parents, Jacob's sister, Cindy and I were all able to attend.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
JOHNSON CITY, TN
The last stop was in Johnson City, TN where we were able to thank First Christian for their generous support. Mignon Sewell, whose father was a chaplain, is on the Missions Committee and along with husband Ron champion's our cause. Retired Army Chaplain, Chip Fowler also attends there. It was good to reconnect with Chip.

Following our visit there it was time to head home to enjoy Christmas with the family.

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and pray the you are blessed in this new year.
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