March 13, 2019
Thank you so much for your support and prayers for law enforcement officers, members of the Armed Forces, and their families. Through your generous support of Point 27, we reached an important milestone in our mission to share God’s Word with every law enforcement officer in the United States. In February, we completed distribution of Thin Blue Line Dog Tags, engraved with Matthew 5:9, to every law enforcement officer in the state of Nevada. Nevada marks the first of fifty states where we will be outfitting every law enforcement officer with God’s Word.
Following the Mandalay Bay mass shooting, Point 27 began working with the Las Vegas Police Department and the surrounding county departments. The impact of the mass shooting on these officers was significant. The carnage they witnessed was more severe than that of most modern-day battlefields. In total, 58 people were killed, 851 injured, 400 by gunshot. One Las Vegas Police Officer was killed and left behind a fiancé and daughter. Las Vegas police officers ran toward the gunfire, assisted the wounded, secured the scene, and processed the dead bodies. They served and sacrificed in the face of danger, and images of that night remain with them always. Counseling following the event, and training beforehand help these officers process the carnage and loss of life. However, God’s Word and the resulting faith in Christ are the only thing that will bring true healing.
Sharing God’s Word with these officers, and all officers, is the best way to strengthen and encourage them to be strong in the face of evil. One Bible verse on a simple dog tag necklace is often the first verse an officer learns. The simplicity of it is disarming and the symbology of a military style dog tag is appealing to officers who suit up for duty daily. Regardless of their faith, they recognize truth when they see it and they hunger for more. It is this hunger that leads many to learn more about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Some accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. It all begins with one verse engraved on one dog tag made possible by you.
Thank you so much for your support, prayers, and your gifts. You are making an eternal difference. One state completed and forty-nine to go. With God’s blessing and your help, every officer in this nation will receive His Word.
Colonel US Army Retired
Director, Point 27