US Army chaplain, Jose Rondon, reports on a revival taking place at the Fort Leonard Wood military base, in Missouri, where over a thousand soldiers have received and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Fulfilling the Great Commission
Jose is the chaplain at Fort Leonard Wood, where every Sunday, many come to hear him preach the Gospel. He is a man of integrity and is passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission.
“We have seen 1,459 soldiers come to Christ since March of this year,” he said. “God is doing great things at Fort Leonard Wood among the hundreds of soldiers who have come to know Christ personally,” he added. “There is nothing more exhilarating in life than seeing people come to Christ!”
In addition, Rondon says believers need to be intentional, not only in preaching God’s Word in church, but also to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading on how to share a message of reconciliation wherever we find ourselves.
1,348 army chaplains at work
Tthe director of the chaplaincy for the North American Mission Board, Retired Major General Doug Carver says that what is happening right now at Fort Leonard Wood is no exception. According to reports, 1,348 army chaplains in the Southern Baptist Convention are at work.
“Our troops, who are increasingly hungry for truth and relevancy in their lives, are finding a faith that works through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ,” Doug said.
Revival amongst the troops
- More than 2,000 troops gathered to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ at Doughboy Stadium in Fort Benning, GA
- About 70 soldiers are currently being baptized at every basic combat training cycle at Fort Jackson, SC by the army chaplains.
- ‘Faith Works’ is a recently new program created by the US Airforce Chaplaincy that collects the evidence-based programs and materials, which promotes spiritual resilience for airmen and their families.
- Since 9/11 the military has built more chapels than any other period of American history except for World War II.
“Historically, God has often used the military as a catalyst for revival,” Doug says
In the past two years, there have been tens of thousands of professions of faith and thousands of baptisms.
“The Lord is answering our prayers for revival within our military communities. I’ve prayed for over 40 years for our troops and their families to experience the reality of Jesus Christ in a new and fresh way,” Doug said.
Chaplain Jose Rondon is intentional with his words and actions to his fellow soldiers. He is not only there to preach the Word of God but also to be a listening ear to anyone that comes to him.
The current spiritual awakening or revival happening at Fort Leonard Wood is an indication of a great move from God taking place within the US armed services today.
This article was compiled by Joyca Togonon