A Holy Lent for Veterans

Dear EVF Friends,
On Thursday I will be heading off to Virginia Theological Seminary and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Burke, VA to spread the good news of Jesus Christ and further the cause of the Episcopal Veterans Fellowship. It is amazing to see what has happened in the last three years with EVF. I have been blessed by your stories, your reflections, and your dreams for more healing and hope in our community. Please pray for me as I share Your work with others who have not yet heard about us. This past Sunday I was at St. Julian’s of Norwich in Austin to share our story, too. If your parish would like to have me come and talk about our work, please contact me. There are also other veterans in our network who are able to travel and share our story.

Today, Army veteran and journalist Kristine Shevory and I presented a veterans writing workshop proposal to The University of Texas System Veterans Affairs Winter Symposium. This is a meeting of all the veterans personnel from all of the UT campuses in their system. I’m excited about the possibilities for emerging narratives and healing. We had such a good response from the leadership and I can’t wait to see the results of this work. I was especially hopeful because these groups will be for Everyone: students, faculty, staff. The steam plant worker and the English professor–all veterans and learning to share their experience.

If you’re building your Ash Wednesday Playlist, click here for a song I wrote about a veteran with Moral Injury for Ash Wednesday. Feel free to use it and if anyone wants to cover it, please do!

Click here for an article about veterans suffering during Lent. Check it out and share it on Social Media. I’m thankful for the Living Church promoting our work. Help the article move along by emailing it and sharing.

Click here for a fantastic video about the veteran’s ministry in West Texas.

Check out the EVF Facebook page for more information about Everything. “Like” us for continued updates.

Our next meeting in Austin is 14 March. Other meetings are happening here.

David+

(It’s not a plus sign, it’s a Cross, indicating I’m giving you a Blessing! So peace and love be with you.)

www.episcopalveteransfellowship.org

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