Alliance Military Chaplains on Mission

“Chaplains tell me they sometimes feel separated from The Alliance,” says Robert Collins, retired lieutenant colonel (Army) and director for Alliance Military Chaplains Ministries

Collins is the professional and spiritual mentor for Alliance military chaplains whose deployment takes them around the world, and to the frontlines of war. “They have no Alliance churches close to where they are stationed, or they live in an area of the world where there is no Alliance fellowship.” 
Collins understands isolation, having experienced it while he was in the military; he is working to change the situation.

Alliance chaplains stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait have been telling the stories of God’s amazing work among troops for six years. Conversions and baptisms have taken place in historic places recorded in Genesis; Bible studies have sprung up throughout the many battalions.  
One Chaplain’s Mission 
In Kuwait, Alliance Chaplain and Army Captain Erik Gramling recently baptized several troops and attended the Lighthouse Church, where Alliance pastor Daniel Harstad is “on loan” from the Canadian C&MA. The church is part of the National Evangelical Church Compound in Kuwait City, where 10-20 thousand people from 73 multilingual congregations attend worship services each week.  
“The Compound was founded in the early 1900s by an American medical couple who were invited by the ruling family of Kuwait,” says Gramling. “The ministry is robust; many come to Christ.” 
Gramling also encouraged his German military congregation to give to the ministry of the Evangelical Alliance Church in Baghdad. In one Sunday offering they designated over $12,000.00 to the GCF for that project. 

A Global Vision 
“The vision is larger than Alliance Military Chaplain Ministries,” Collins continues. “I believe we bring our Alliance chaplain family closer to the true reality-we are Alliance-and we have a vision that is larger than are own ministries. It is a worldwide vision to take the whole gospel to the whole world!”  
What you can do 
Pray for Alliance military and institutional chaplains as they serve in difficult places. 
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