11/07/2004

FIRED UP!

I am stoked tonight. Absolutely FIRED UP!! I just received an email from a friend of mine, Dr. Jon , who is currently serving in Iraq. I had asked him if he would be willing to write about his experiences, and some of what is going on over there from a factual standpoint, as well as his opinions every so often. Also, he will be possibly giving us some feedback on help for the Iraqi people.

I will be posting those contributions soon, and hopefully, God willing, this can continue until he comes back home. I don’t know how much time he has available to him, and I don’t want overwhelm him with requests for writing, when he may well have many other more important things to do. But, he did ask if I would like him to answer any questions, and I thought about that a little bit. I think I’ll leave it up to him.

If any of you have questions you’d like to ask him, please post them in the comments section below. I will expand the number of posts that stay visible, so that his posts will stay around longer. Feel free to post any questions you have, and I’ll see to it that he gets them, although I did give him this address, so it’s likely he’ll see them before I can even get them to him. We’ll see.

Jon is a surgeon, and he served last year in Afghanistan. He is married to Annette, and has four very wonderful children, two boys, and two girls. He lives with his family, when he is not serving his nation, in a wonderful old farmstead. Jon and Annette are remodeling that farmhouse step by step, but really, it is already a beautiful place to behold. And, he has something in common with me. He is a good carpenter, and loves working with wood. The man truly has good taste, doesn’t he?

I asked Jon if he was willing to do this, because the media does not give us any of this news. All the world knows of the US military is its ability to destroy. It’s no wondering the world feels threatened by that. It’s time to show them the other side, as well. Thank you. God’s grace be to you all like a cool breeze on a hot day.

2 comments:

Phil Dillon, Prairie Apologist said...

Tom

It will be good to hear from someone on the ground there. Please let him know how much we appreciate his service and that we are praying for him and all the men and women serving in the Middle East. My God bless their work!

Beloved said...

oooo! How cool! I know I have thought of some questions in the past that I'd like to ask people serving in Iraq... let me think of a few that have ran by my mind and I'll ask you later!!!! : )