I got back from deployment at Christmas, and the time since has been an extended sabbatical. I’ve had the usual monthly drill with my National Guard unit, and several opportunities to teach ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). I’ve made some good connections with the Houston Muslim community, and attended an Adventist-Muslim Relations networking event at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama. I’ve become active in both the VFW and the American Legion, and was elected chaplain of my Legion post.
And now, back to work. I’ve been appointed the Full-Time Support Chaplain for the Texas Military Forces. I’ll be splitting my time between Houston and Austin. Looking forward to the challenges of the new job. Very grateful that my fellow soldiers have my back, once again.
UPDATE: Well, that job lasted three weeks, and then I was given an offer I couldn’t refuse, to be Assistant Director of Adventist Chaplaincy Ministries. Started September 1, and have been having a great time since.