Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Seed is Sown

This young man in our congregation, Ethan, went off to Marine Basic training in May. Nathan wrote to him a couple of times while he was there and Ethan wrote back. Ethan's Dad, gave to Nathan the Marine recruitment books and video (boy do they know how to put on a fantastic recruitment video) which he dutifully looked through day in and day out. After graduating from basic training Ethan was home for the last weekend in July and after worship, he gave Nathan a souvenir, which despite his expression, made him glow and stand tall.


Elephantschild said...

Ordinary, everyday heroes are the best kind, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

Our Ethan also looked at the USMC. My dad was a Marine, and he advised Ethan NOT to choose the Marines. So Ethan did what I am advising you, even if it is a few years away for you. If you decide to look at the military, and it's an awesome career that we appreciate immensely, talk to recruiters from every branch. Let your dad go along with you. Listen to his advice, and the recruiters' presentations, and pick the branch that will help you the most. It's a big decision, and one we'll be praying for for you.
But you look awfully awesome in that cap!

Your mom's friend, Melody