Link To Our National Anthem
I am a Veteran and have served my country in a war that some reduced to a conflict.
It seems to me that it becomes real easy for folks to forget the price that is paid when our First Responders and Veterans try and do the right thing and stand in the gap for a member of the community who they don't even know.
I was sent a link to the background info for our National Anthem. I invite you to listen to the story and you won't ever listen to our National Anthem the same again. Pray for our First Responders and our Vets as they deserve this moment of prayer. It's the least we can do today!
Thank You for your Service and Support. First Responders we love you.
Thank You Vets and First Responders for your willingness to make things right and stand in the gap for the community.
Just A Chaplain
Link to our National Anthem: https://www.youtube.com/embed/YaxGNQE5ZLA
Notes from Chaplain Jim
Greetings – summer is speeding along at a pretty fast past – August would imply that it is coming to an end soon!
Officer Troy Wiles – board member and Bend PD Liaison - and myself just returned from an excellent conference with the International Conference of Police Chaplains in Sacramento, California. It was a great conference packed with classes and sessions with Clarke and Tracie Paris of Pain Behind the Badge, Ellen Kirschman and Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. of Milwaukie, Wisconsin enlightened us with the present cultural difficulties that Law Enforcement faces. We were all humbled as Sheriff Clarke with many of the guest Instructors reinforced on more than one occasion how much Law Enforcement needs chaplains and how much they appreciate the efforts of trained and effective teams of chaplains.
I made two huge leaps for furthering my relationship with ICPC as they recognized my accomplishments with the Diplomat Credential and the membership voted to have me serve them as their Vice President. This is an evolving position that will eventually have me serve as President Elect, President and Past President each position for two years if I continue to be elected. I am humbled by their voice and faith in me to care for the members of this International Organization of well over 2000 chaplains worldwide.
Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy is well represented and recognized now around the world as a well-trained and effective team of chaplains. I am most honored to work with the awesome chaplain team in Central Oregon caring for our three counties of First Responders. I want to thank many of you for your Prayers and Support to make this a reality. The Best Days are yet to come.
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