Soldiers Profess Faith in Christ on Missouri Army Base
A U.S. Army Chaplain says a revival is taking place on the base of Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Jose Rondon reports that more than 2,000 soldiers accepted Christ between March and August of 2018.
In a video showing hundreds of soldiers singing “Amazing Grace,” Rondon commented, “I’m excited about the future of our military for millions of our warriors who will sing God’s Amazing Grace. Glory to Christ, the only God, Savior, and Lord in this life and the one to come.”
Retired Major General Doug Carver, executive director of chaplaincy for the North American Mission Board, told The Baptist Press that men and women in the armed services are hungry for God. “Our troops, who are increasingly hungry for truth and relevancy in their lives, are finding a faith that works, through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ,” Carver said. “The current spiritual awakening at Fort Leonard Wood is indicative of a great move of God taking place within the Armed Services today.”
With a population of about 21,000 including 6,000 active soldiers, 12,000 family, and 3,000 civilians, Fort Leonard Wood is not a huge military base, but it serves as a training base for many branches of the military. Each year, about 90,000 soldiers go through boot camp and then are transferred to other bases. Often God positions revivals that have the potential to spread out and impact hundreds of thousands of people far beyond the numbers initially affected by the revival.
Adapted from CBN NEWS (cbn.com).