God’s Word Heals the Invisible Wounds of America’s Hurting Heroes

Biblical materials help Service members experience God’s calming power.

During more than a dozen deployments in 24 years as a Military pilot, James Carter* was no stranger to hostile environments. The newly retired sergeant relied on his Bible to bring him comfort while overseas.

“Sometimes when you’re in one of those cold, dark places … you’ll be amazed where a Bible will pop up,” he says. “And that moment of comfort that you get from it is one of the most important things that a Service member will ever see.”

Once home, James battled Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as he began processing horrors he’d witnessed and buddies he’d lost. A concerned friend invited James to a Bible-based Combat Trauma Healing class, where he received biblical materials tailored specifically to Troops and Veterans.

“As a Service member,” says James, “you have wounds that sometimes people can’t see. And a lot of people don’t understand. The fact that those are written for people like me helped me understand that God moves in mysterious ways each and every day.”

James is not alone. Each month, Military chaplains request thousands of Bibles and booklets for soldiers starving for God’s Word.

“God is using His Word to touch the lives of Veterans so they can experience His calming power even as they face their daily storms,” says Chaplain Mike Anderson*. The support of American Bible Society financial partners is bringing God’s unrelenting hope and peace to Veterans in the loneliest of places and providing God’s Word to our hurting heroes.

*Names changed for privacy

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