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
OPERATION BARNABAS CONGREGATION.
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.
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.
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
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