Friday, July 17, 2009


Today is Jumaa, or Friday. In Islamic countries it is the most important day of the week. It is the day of the week that most Muslims go the mosque and then spend time with the family.

Since many of us at Camp Spann are here to interact with and mentor our Afghan counterparts, it is the closest thing we have to a weekend. In order to match the schedule, or battle rhythm, of our Afghan allies we take time for church services today instead of Sunday. It was very comforting and moving to worship with fellow Christians of all types and denominations. The singing was especially good. The sermon today was primarily on the 23rd Psalm, one that I am sure has seen a lot of use in combat situations. I am thankful that we do have the opportunity to gather in His name and worship.

The photo is part of the range of mountains to our South. No snow here, it is way too hot.

1 comment:

  1. The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 07/20/2009 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.