January 23, 2019 Transformation Haven Ministries Founder Selena Rider and six current residence attended Vet To Vet Tennessee’s (VTVT) officer meeting to present the Transformation Haven Ministries’ (THM) mission. “A safe haven for women who battle addictions” in Monroe County Tennessee. The THM mission is to maintain a 12-month discipleship program where women will live in a safe, stable home, at no cost to them, and receive the love and support they need to “Transform” their lives into the image of Christ…without addictions…and become productive members of society.Continue reading “Transformation Haven Ministries enrolls in Veteran/Military Friendly Ministry”
VA offers many readjustment solutions
Letting go of your active duty lifestyle can be tough, especially after returning home. Are you wondering how you fit in with your family, friends and loved ones? Do you feel alone and isolated or that your relationships aren’t as close as they used to be? If so, VA offers a variety of services to help women Veterans readjust to life at home. Learn more.
This year began with Pastor CJ Counts enrolling Grace of the Lord Bible Fellowship in the VMFC program; Bob Curtis is the VMFC lay leader.
During the enrollment, Pastor Counts stated “We desire to help vets in any way we can.” This comment precisely follows the mission of the church.
- Follow Jesus
- Reach The Lost
- Raise Up Disciples
- Send Out Leaders
“All that we do and say is oriented around these matters, as they are of the highest importance to us.”
Let’s welcome and pray for our newest VFMC.
No braver souls are found,
than among those who sacrifice
for the love of their country and fellow man.
We proudly hold you in our hearts with the deepest gratitude.
Sincerest wishes for a blessed, peaceful and safe holiday.
Words cannot express the appreciation
we have for your service to our country.
You’re in our thoughts and prayers
each and every day.
Wishing you peace, love and joy throughout
this holiday season.
May God be with you and protect you always!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
December 10, 2018 American Association of Suicidology’s
For too long, suicide has been a taboo subject—but as rates continue to rise, this once private shame is becoming a public health crisis. It’s time to illuminate the darkness.
Help us to make a difference and become a QPR Gatekeeper or Gatekeeper Instructor.
On October 3, 1863, in the midst of the bloodiest war America has ever fought, Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation “to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”
All of us wish the men and women of our Armed Forces a Happy Thanksgiving. We thank you for serving our country and we pray for your safety. We also wish a Happy Thanksgiving to our military families – the most special group of all.
Only those who have experienced an airport or pier-side goodbye hug for a loved one leaving in uniform truly know what they endure. Alone on this Thanksgiving, they bravely shoulder their families’ burdens because words like “duty” and “service” mean something to them.
Thank you and God Bless all of you this Thanksgiving.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2018
WASHINGTON — This week the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) took a key step in its digital modernization effort by
revamping its website accessed by 10 million customers per month who use VA’s tools and content online.
To improve this experience VA’s Veterans Experience Office and VA Digital Service gathered feedback from more than 5,000 Veterans,
service members, their families, caregivers and survivors. Continue reading “VA takes key step to improve its website to provide Veterans an enhanced digital customer experience”
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a new parenting course resource for Veterans and their families. This free online course provides parents with tools that strengthen parenting skills and helps them reconnect with their children. There are 6 modules within the course that focus on the following areas: [read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”]
• Back into the family
• Promoting positive parent-child communication
• Helping your child with difficult emotions and behaviors
• Positive approach to discipline
• Managing stress and emotions as a parent
• Parenting with emotional and physical challenges
The courses are intended to:
• Helps parents deal with both everyday problems and family issues that are unique to the military lifestyle.
• Features stories from actual Veteran/military families, interactive activities, and practical parenting tips.
• Is anonymous and registration is not required. No personal information is ever requested or stored by the website
Please visit https://www.veterantraining.va.gov/parenting/ to get started.
Don’t have time to review the entire course?
• Quick links are available for each module of the course that allows you to review the information that is most relevant to you.
• A Parenting2Go mobile app is available to users of iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch).
• The app is free and can be downloaded here. [/read]
As the time to head back to school approaches Rio Revolution Church in Maryville Tennessee is giving away free shoes and school supplies to thousands of kids in need; actual attendance was over 8,250 with 670 volunteers. The Rio Revolution Church is a proud member of the Military Chaplains Association of America’s /Military Friendly Congregation and conducted their 14th annual “Helping Hands” program.
“One gentleman who is a grandfather, was leaving the group after I spoke and he turned around and he looked at me and said ‘if it wasn’t for this event these grandchildren would not have shoes because my daughter is in prison’,” said Pastor Pacer Hepperly Rio Revolution. “He said thank you so much for just doing this.” [read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”]
“A minimum of $50 dollars a piece,” said Susan Spalding, who came with her eight children. “That’s $400, so, it’s a huge savings for us and a great help.”
Rio Revolution is also ministering to those who want to hear God’s word.
“We have our pastor and Nick to talk to them,” said Charlie Ewing with the event. “Talk to them about Jesus and give them an opportunity to accept Christ which to us is very exciting. This is what we live for. We want to minister to the kids of Blount County. It is awesome.”
Not every congregation can support such a large program but every congregation can make a difference in our Veteran/Military communities. Consider enrolling in the VMFC network.[/read]