Zachery Bell Peppers has completed his Marine Corps Recruit Training at Parris Island and will soon be serving in the United States Marine Corp. Zach will be leaving Dec 3rd to begin Infantry Training at Camp Geiger, North Carolina and will then be going to his Military Occupational Specialty training and will then be joining the Fleet Marine Corps.
Keden Whitehead will soon be enlisted in the United States Air Force and be headed for his basic training.
We congratulate these young men today and honor them as they begin their duties. We are so proud and grateful that God has led them to serve.
As a reminder of our love for them and our prayers, we will present both Keden and Zach with military Bibles identified according to the branches of service they have chosen. God’s word may become for each one of them, “…a lamp unto their feet and a light unto their path.” (Psalm 119:105)
This is true wherever they serve and in whatever circumstances they may experience. The Lord promises them both that they can be confident and brave in everything, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of mt life; whom shall I dread?...Though the host encamp against me, my heart will not fear; though war arise against me, in spite of this I shall be confident.” (Psalm 27:1, 3)
God will become for both of them, “…a refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…the Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.” (Psalm 46:1, 11)
As Keden and Zach receive these Bibles from their church family, they can be assured of our faithful prayers for them, our continued interest in the ways God is leading them both to serve, and our support in remaining steadfast in our gratitude for all the men and women who serve our country like they do. God bless you both and God bless the United States of America.