You may ask: “Why is it called Operation Barnabas?” Barnabas was Paul’s companion, who helped him in his missionary journey. His name means “son of encouragement.” We hope to encourage our military and their families with the Gospel in action!

Our military has answered our nation’s call to protect and defend us. In every time and place they have stood the watch, far from their families. Since 2001, our military and their families have borne the burden repeatedly.

In response in 2007, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces ministry began Operation Barnabas. Through Operation Barnabas, together:

we provide care to reserve chaplains, their families and congregations, in the only program of its kind in the nation.
we provide training and guidance to local congregations to provide care and support to our military members, their families and veterans in our local communities.
local congregations across America are providing care and support to military members, their families and veterans who have borne the burden of our nation’s battles.

More than 2 million military members have deployed since Sept. 11, 2001. Of that 2 million, more than 860,000 have been from our Reserve community — many living far from a military base and the support services offered there. More than 6,000 have made the ultimate sacrifice, which means there are more than 6,000 families who have lost a loved one. We invite you to help us to help them and share the love of Christ.

Heavenly Host Lutheran Church is an

Here is the February 2016 issue of the Warning Order.   We pray it continues to be helpful for our Operation Barnabas congregations and chapters.

Thank you for being a significant partner with us during these crucial times! Don’t forget to check us out on the web and Facebook.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/MinistryArmedForces.LCMS

If you are interested and would like to hear more about OPERATION BARNABAS please contact Pastor Smith or fill in the form below so we can contact them with a card of support.

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HHLC Veterans Honor Roll:

Ed Adams                           James Groce                     Carol Sachan

Raymond H Ballard           Larry Hanneman               Gary Sachan                                                    

Thurston Banks               Daniel Janes                       Kerri Sachan                      

Tom Baxter                        Nicholas Kaczmarek           Michael Sakkinen                            

Eugene Beachy                   David Knoblauch               Rev. Andrew Smith                         

Raymond Bice                   Sean Krajewski                    Charles Smith                   

James Glen Bowman          Albert Kuehne                    Douglas Smith                  

Kenny D Bowman              Michael Mahac                Lee Smith                          

Korey Bowman                   Paul Mahac                        Lloyd Sossei                      

Stephen August Brown       Charles Mateyka                 George Stephens                            

Wilburn C Cagley              Melanie Mateyka                Bernie Wickersham                        

Stephen Cantrell                 Roger Mills                        David Willoughby

Gary Case                           Arnold Oswald                                                

Brandon Cook                    Lowell Perkey                                                 

Faith Dodson                      Matthew Priest                                                           

Dan Farris                                                                                      

Donald Foster

HHLC Veterans who have passed:

Donald Baxter                   James Lawson               Wendell Machac

Dale Bracker                      Gus Ludwig                  Corey Paul

Lawrence P Cantrell           Joe Machac                   Guruis B Smith

Ralph (Dutch) Fischer       John Machac