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If you are like me, then you find it all too easy to go through life engrossed in your own world. Over-occupied with the “urgency of the moment,” or in getting the to-do list completed. Or maybe it’s just staring at a screen in your hand, oblivious to the real people, with real needs, who are all around you. Sadly, I often miss these opportunities to impact people, because in the moment, I selfishly look at them as “more work” for me to do.

But what is our life supposed to be all about? As Paul reminded the church in Rome, “do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord” Romans 12:11 ESV. As the church today, we have this same call. And it is what we long to see built into each man that comes through ALERT. Our aim is for each man to have an ever-growing fervency for the Lord, to be obediently following His word, and to love and serve others, not just on deployments, but as a way of life.

For Christ and His kingdom,

Captain Daniel Hawley

ALERT 2nd Phase Training Officer