Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

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John Adams, one of our founding fathers, wrote about the anniversary of our independence:

It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God.

We invite you on this 4th of July, before all the parades, picnics, and fireworks, to take a moment and pray with us. Pray for our sons and daughters, our brothers and sisters, our mothers and fathers, our friends and neighbors who are serving us as members of the armed forces. Pray, too, for their loved ones.

As Christians, we understand freedom very well. Through Christ we are freed from sin and death and brought into a new freedom. We are free to live as children of God, both here on earth and eternally in heaven. Jesus has accomplished all of this by his death and resurrection. For a Christian, every day is Independence Day!

St. Paul reminds us that true freedom is not selfish. Rather, we are to use our freedom to love God and our neighbor:
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free… But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. —Galatians 5:1,13

Our brothers and sisters are serving us on this 4th of July, on land and at sea. Let us use our freedom today, and every day, to pray for them who give so much for us.

Let us honor these extraordinary men and women by imitating their example of service and sacrifice. Will you help Partners bring The Word Among Us to them? Their faith should not be a part of their sacrifice. Please consider donating at our secure website, waupartners.org.

We, the Partners family, can work together, pray together, and struggle together to care for our brothers and sisters in military service who need our help.

God bless you,
Bryan Keilty, Ministry to Military Men and Women