Greetings and Happy Thanksgiving from Iraq!

chaps1Here’s a great Thanksgiving greeting from Iraq. It was sent to me November 24 by one our Alliance chaplains, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kevin Pies.

Kevin is traveling with our U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain Maj. Doug Carver, who is in Iraq visiting our deployed troops and chaplains. Kevin is there to support the Chief’s mission. Together they’ve visited the area where one of our Alliance chaplains, Rob Olson, and his unit are serving. Rob has been deployed for almost a year and is expecting to be home by Christmas.

Please pray for Rob, Alliance chaplains and their units, and the many others deployed to difficult locations around the world in support of freedom. Pray also for the many brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering for the cause of Christ around the world today.

Here are the names of deployed Alliance chaplains and the U.S. bases from which they’ve been deployed:

  • • Rob Olson—Ft. Stewart, Georgia
  • • Rob Ginsburg—Ft. Carson, Colorado
  • • Randolph Hall—Tennessee National Guard
  • • Mark Nevius—Hill AFB, Nevada
  • • Ted Randall – Ft. Campbell, Kentucky
  • • Brian Daum – Montana National Guard
  • • Phil Meher—New Hampshire National Guard
  • • Benjamin Ahn—Ft. Riley, Kansas
  • • Bill Fry—Ft. Riley, Kansas

I hope the Chief and Kevin will have opportunity to visit a few more of our Alliance chaplains while in Iraq. Please pray they will be an encouragement to all of our troops.

Blessings to you all!


Rev. Robert W. Collins, II
Chaplain (Lt. Col.) U.S. Army (Retired)
Director/Federal Chaplain Endorser
Alliance Chaplain Ministries


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