Is Faith Really Important
According to people who live by faith, it affectseverything they think, say and do. Others, how-ever, see faith as a crutch for those too weak tohandle their own problems.
As a chaplain and pastor I encounter peopleof both persuasions all the time. I accept them asthey are, not as I wish they were. I do wish, how-ever, for those who question faith, that they wouldexperience it for themselves.
The Bible says to all of mankind, “Taste andsee that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8) I believethat’s sound advice.
I remember when I was little that I didn’t wantto eat fresh strawberries. The problem was that Ihad never tasted one.
I loved my mom’s homemade strawberry jam,but I was suspicious of those funny looking ber-ries. My mother kept telling me, “Try it. You’ll likeit,” but I kept resisting.
One day she persuaded me to taste one. Itwas big and fat and juicy red — delicious! Now Ican’t get enough.
It’s that way with God. “Taste and see thatthe Lord is good.” You might ﬁnd that he’s betterthan you imagined.
The Quarterly Thoughts of 2d Lt Eric Turner
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...your equipment before deployment, and how toovercome obstacles in a timely andeffective manner. A review of our equipment has since been proposedto prevent similar occurrences.Over the two nights, cadets or-ganized fire watches to secure thecamp site. They created and imple-mented patrols in scheduled, pairedintervals to assured the safety of their fellow cadets. They also pa-trolled the larger event grounds,where many vehicles and other campers, primarily owners and par-ticipants, camped nearby. Theyconducted themselves vigilantlyduring their patrols, as witnessed by2d Lt Bynum, who accompaniedthe first watch.On the event day, the cadets andseniors ate a hardy breakfast gener-ously provided by Wilcox Farms.All agreed it was one of the bestmeals anyone had, especially theeggs and omelets, which featuredthe farm’s liquid egg product. After this, the cadets corrected and editedthe event brochures on short notice before deploying to their primaryassignment.The main task for Mt Rainier CS was the directing of traffic tovarious parking zones. Cadets an-swered questions, directed histori-cal cars and antique tractors to their designated areas, and motioned thevisiting public to parking stalls andonsite shuttles. They also passedout event brochures and informedthose who inquired about the CivilAir Patrol and its missions. A veryfilling lunch was provided, alongwith superb free omelet samples.The event went smoothly andwas by all accounts a rousing suc-cess. Cadets spent the next night onthe property before disassemblingtheir tents the next day and depart-ing. The cadets proved themselves by working diligently while stillhaving fun. Mt Rainer CS looksforwards to working with WilcoxFarms in the future and remainsever grateful for their past, present,and future support.
Official Newsletter of Mount Rainier Composite Squadron
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