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Speaker to discuss ‘Operation Barnabas’

— Saturday, June 18, Trinity Lutheran Church will be host to guest speaker Rev. Dr. Gary Danielson, 9 a.m. to noon. All members of the congregation and interested guests are invited to attend.

Danielson will be presenting an overview of Operation Barnabas, how the church can be involved, and assist Trinity in meeting goals for the TLC4Vets program.

Through Operation Barnabas the following takes place:

•Care is provided to reserve chaplains, their families and congregations

•Training and guidance are provided to local congregations to help care and support military members, their families and veterans in local communities.

•Local congregations across America are providing care and support to military members, their families and veterans who have borne the burden of the nation’s battles.

More than 2 million military members have deployed. Of that 2 million, more than 860,000 have been from the reserve community. More than 6,000 have made the ultimate sacrifice, which means there are more than 6,000 families who have lost a loved one.

About Rev. Danielson:

Danielson was ordained in 1973 and has served a variety of positions since. He is highly educated and trained and has received a variety of awards and honors.

He was mobilized and deployed Oct. 3, 2011, for Operation Enduring Freedom and served as Deputy Command Chaplain for the Combined Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC) I CFLCC.

TLC4Vets & Military Families:

The local project coordinator for Trinity Lutheran’s TLC4Vets & Militay Families will be Paul Turpin, U.S. Army, MSG, Special Forces, retired. He can be reached at 661-303-2764, or pturpin@mtida. Net.

Grant manager is Navy “brat” Susan Pearce, who is an Army spouse. She can be reached at 507-1396,

Turpin said there are 1,877 veterans in Idaho County, with few services available to them.

“Trinity’s program will help fill that gap in a variety of ways,” he said.


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