Tuesday, September 30, 2014
We live and work next to the military airfield (busiest single runway airport of the world) in Kandahar, Southern Afghanistan. The amenities of normal life are painfully missing. Good air, tolerable temperature, tasty food, alcohol, and personal privacy are just non-existent. We work around the clock every day, no days off, to save lives of local civilian and military, and our own. We see death, pain and destroyed lives several times on each day.
The only luxury we have is good coffee thanks to a man in Connecticut and shipping donated by FedEx. The First Congregational Church started an unusual ministry 5 years ago to chaplains: sending them coffee and coffee makers into the war zone.
Hope you have a safe and happy Memorial Day. Thanks to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in the United States Armed Forces.