The Experience Fall 2018 Edition_Web.

Discipling Veterans BY HARRY BOLLBACK

S everal years ago I became involved with the VFW and the American Legion in Chestertown, New York. As a group, we decided to build a Veterans Memorial to honor all those who served from the Chestertown area, and I was selected to be Chairman of the project. At the first meeting I laid out some ground rules for discussions; ●● First, since I loved the Lord, His Name would not be used in vain. They all agreed. ●● I then told them there would be no profanity used at any time. They all agreed. The Lord blessed in a wonderful way, and on dedication day, after a beautiful opening ceremony, the Committee presented me with a plaque. It said, “To Harry Bollback in appreciation for his service as a United States Marine. A man of God.” Praise the Lord! A few days later, my fellow veterans came and asked me to start a Bible study for veterans. Our Bible study continued until I was 91 when my vision became so bad that I could no longer continue. Several of the men made decisions for Christ, and some have already gone Home to be with the Lord. I thank the Lord that even at this stage of life I can still be a witness for my Lord. Millie and I pray that we will be good finishers for the Lord we love, as we wait for His glorious appearing. ●● I also told them we would open and close each meeting in prayer as we looked to God for His blessing. They all agreed.

Veterans Memorial Chestertown, New York

Take a moment to send a note to Harry, he would love to hear from you. HARRYBOLLBACK@YAHOO.COM


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