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From a Good Soil friend: As a military veteran and Navy retiree, my heart goes out to the many men I have met and have preached to over the past 10 years. Many of them are military veterans. These men are young and old, just recently out of jail, addicted to some vice(s), and some are mentally ill...but they all need to be reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

For the past several years I have been praying about starting a Bible study at the Union Mission using The Story of Hope materials, but couldn't figure out how to accomplish this since the men are typically at the mission for only 30 days. After meeting with the Chaplain, he was very receptive to the idea of using The Story Of Hope materials during the Bible studies that were already occurring. We are co-teaching the class and have personally met with 27 men over the course of two months.

One evening in our study, as we were discussing the reality of faith and the trust Abraham had with his personal God, one man started explaining that it was making sense to him that his personal faith in God must be deep and trusting, with the desire to obey God and His Word. What an exciting example of how the Word shines through the darkness and confusion that clouds the mind of man!

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