July 22, 2019
June was a deadly month for law enforcement officers with 14 officers killed in the line of duty. We shared God’s Word with the family members of these officers, and with officers serving in each of these law enforcement departments. The Bible says, “A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.” As these family members and fellow officers and deputies grieve, nothing comforts more than God’s Word. His love, and mercy strengthen and encourage the brokenhearted.
Your generous gifts provide Shields of Strength Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” to each family member and Dog Tags engraved with “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” to fellow officers of the fallen. These keepsake necklaces are physical reminders of God’s love and they represent our deepest gratitude for the Fallen Officers’ sacrifice and our commitment to never forget.
Also, this summer, Point 27 has partnered with three groups to share God’s Word and to present these necklaces and dog tags to many who have been affected. In our continued work with The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) we shared God’s Word with 400 family members of Fallen Soldiers who gathered at an event to honor their Soldier and to continue their healing process. Each female survivor received an Angel Wing Necklace engraved with, “He shall command His angels to protect you,” and the men received a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with John 15:13.
Next, we partnered with Sacred Mountain Retreat Center in South Dakota to provide 90 veterans, who are healing from post-traumatic stress, with God’s Word. The staff shared with us that “the veterans were truly inspired by Joshua 1:9, ‘I will be strong and courageous, I will not be terrified or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go’ engraved on the Shields of Strength Dog Tags.” God’s Word is powerful.
Finally, partnering again with Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), 400 surviving children of Fallen Police Officers were given Thin Blue Line Dog Tags engraved with Matthew 5:9. Pointing these children to their Heavenly Father is the single most valuable thing anyone can do for them. In the absence of their earthly father, they are more vulnerable to bad influences within society. The Thin Blue Line Dog Tag honors their earthly father and strengthens their relationship with God the Father.
In the month of June, we shared God’s Word with 2,797 people. Your support funds this mission. Thank you for partnering with us as we strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, Veterans and their family members with God’s Word.
Colonel US Army Retired
Director, Point 27