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Workshop aims to help churches minister to military families

Posted by: Rose French Updated: August 11, 2011 - 12:22 PM

Church leaders in Minnesota interested in helping military families cope with the difficulties of serving overseas are encouraged to attend an upcoming workshop

Thousands of soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard are currently deployed overseas And the workshop is aimed at providing church members more information on how to better address the needs of military families and veterans

It will feature a panel of resource organizations presented by the Minnesota National Guard and is scheduled to take place Tuesday, Aug 16 at Camp Ripley

Vincent Hokkanen, chaplain with the Minnesota National Guard, encouraged clergy, laymen and others in churches in a recent letter to do what they can to assist military families:
 
“This is more than an appeal to volunteerism; we all have a sacred duty to take care of one another Within your congregations right now you have families that are enduring the rigors and difficulties of separation due to war We want to join you in the privilege of taking care of these families

“We are appealing to your goodness in supporting Soldiers, their families and veterans”

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