REMEMBRANCE: If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise, then at least let's give him homage at the
end of his days...
|Patron Saint of the Field Artillery (Click on Picture)
A prayer for the safety and comfort of those affected by the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma:
Heavenly Father, we come before You to humbly ask for Your favor on all of those affected by the devastating
tornado in the vicinity of Moore, Oklahoma. We ask Your care of those that You called
home that they may be of service in glory to You. We ask Your powers of healing for
those injured, and those dealing with loss, no matter how small or large. We ask that
You bless those who are providing help and assistance to give them clear thought and skills to perform their duties. We thank You and praise You for Your protection of our members, and those who escaped injury
or impact from this storm. May all take comfort in knowing You are with them as lives
are put back together and communities rebuilt. In His name we pray, Amen.
Offered by Joe Goeke, Association Chaplain
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue
him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.
Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to
store his few possessions.
One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky.
He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost.
He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, "God! How could you do this to me?" Early the next day,
he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island!
It has come to rescue him! "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal,"
MORAL OF THE STORY:
It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad or things have caused undue stress, but we shouldn't lose heart,
because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain, suffering, or stress. Remember that the next time your
little hut seems to be burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.
Let us pray for our young soldiers that carry the banner of fredoom to foreign soils and keep our country free. The 1-14
FA has been deploying many soldiers as we were; let us first pray for them, and then support them and their families in
every way we can.
Chaplain's note: Please provide any and all requests for pray to the editor of this newsletter and/or myself. Prayer
by one is mighty; prayer by two or more makes for miracles.
I DID NOT DIE
Do not stand at my
grave and weep:
I am not there, I do
I am a thousand winds
I am the diamond glints
on the snow.
I am the sunlight on
the ripened grain,
I am the Autumn rain.
When you awaken in the
I am the swift uplifting
of quiet birds in circled
I am the soft stars that
shine at night.
Do not stand ay my grave
I am not there, I did not
Below are the men that have stepped from the Regiment's ranks
to a peaceful resting place.
William L. Wubbena Jr.
HHB, 6th Battalion
Battery B, 6th Battalion
D.R. ("Bob") Hamilton
Battery A and HHB, 6th Battalion