Psalm 91 A reassuring message for those who serve our country! "Those who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.' He will cover our troops with his feathers, and under his wings they will find refuge; his faithfulness will be their shield and rampart. . . . For he will command his angels concerning them to guard them in all their ways. 'Because he loves them,' says the Lord, 'I will rescue them; I will protect them, for they acknowledges my name. They will call upon me, and I will answer.'

Chaplain Fellowship Ministries International Inc. supports our troops one hundred percent: Millions of veterans lose out on many benefits because the VA will not tell them they qualify – Why? – Money! – And, because the VA is not required to tell anyone about any benefits, certain government parties oppose legislation to require the VA to inform veterans of benefits

The Veterans' Administration offers a Special Pension with Aid and Attendance (A&A) benefit that is largely unknown. This Special Pension allows for Veterans and surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, undressing or taking care of the needs of nature to receive additional monetary benefits. It also includes individuals who are blind or a patient in a nursing home because of mental or physical incapacity. Assisted care in an assisted living facility also qualifies. This most important benefit is overlooked by many families with Veterans or surviving spouses who need additional money to help care for ailing parents or loved ones.

This is a "pension benefit" and is not dependent upon service-related injuries for compensation. Most Veterans who are in need of assistance qualify for this pension. Aid and Attendance can help pay for care in the home, nursing home or assisted living facility. A Veteran is eligible for up to $1,519 per month, while a surviving spouse is eligible for up to $976 per month. A couple is eligible for up to $1,801 per month. Figures are from the Veteran's Administration as of 1/01/07 Please contact the VA to verify current Aid and Attendance monthly payments.

Chaplains who are working with returning wounded and disabled veterans and their families need to study the follow and make it known to the veterans and their families they are helping. Get valuable information about the VA Aid & Attendance Special Pension Thanks go to Master Chaplain James Moore for the research on this subject. ( God Bless Our Troops & Their Families ) Chaplain Donald Gibson

There are many ways the American people can help support our troops. The following is a list of organizations that are reaching out to help in many different ways, they need more than chips and sodas people.

Please let us know if you find any of these links that are broken, or if any of these links have been compromised by those who are evil and sorry enough to try and make a profit off our troops serving in combat. We found a link recently that had been redirected to an adult web site, so there are those who are sorry and could care less about our troops or their families. These people are just out to make a profit no matter who it hurts, or disrespects, it is just the world we live in today. Please let us know if you find a link that has been compromised.

Veterans Report is the most comprehensive newsletter available to help Veterans stay current on benefits changes, learn about important legislation, get great discounts, and use the benefits earned in service. Make sure that you and your colleagues subscribe for this free update publication.

Adopt a Platoon: Adopt a Platoon has several ongoing projects to ensure that no soldier overseas walks away from mail call empty-handed.

Any Soldier is a nonprofit organization that helps people send care packages to members of the armed services in Iraq.

Appreciate our Troops: Purchase a Support Our Troops mug and a free personalized mug will be given to a current or former service member.

Books For Soldiers: Help the troops escape boredom by donating some books. You can also donate DVDs and CDs requested by soldiers.

Camp Doha Camp Doha provides valuable information for those about to deploy, their friends and families and anyone who wants to support the troops.

Defend America: Thank any service member stationed throughout the US and the world with an e-mail.

The Fisher House: The Fisher House Foundation donates comfort homes, built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

Freedom Calls: The Freedom Calls Foundation is helping families video conference with their loved ones in Iraq. You can donate money to help keep this project going.

Groceries for Families: The men and women who lay down their lives for us are terribly under paid. Help a family by purchasing gift certificates to the commissary.

Homes for Our Troops: Homes for Our Troops assists injured veterans and their immediate families by building new or adapting existing homes with handicapped accessibility.

Military Moms: This site provides support to all of the moms out there who has a son or daughter in the military.

MilitarySpace: This social networking site focuses on communications with deployed troops and family members, support groups and pen-pals.

MarineParents: Marine Parents is a place for parents of Marines to meet up. You'll find advice, support and information.

Marine Care Package Project: Help the Troops in Iraq! We currently ship over 700 care packages each month to Marines stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our database grows daily as Marines send us names of comrades who are not receiving mail or care packages. You can help get care packages of needed items to these Marines!

Devil Dog Chow: Devil Dog Chow is an amazing collection of recipes and inspiration. Families and friends from around the United States have contributed the favorite recipes of our Marines and recruits, honoring them in our own small way. Our love for our Marines and recruits can be found throughout this cookbook as it is found in our everyday lives.

Operation A Bit of Home: Operation A Bit of Home supports over 150 different soldiers per day by providing necessary and hard-to-get toiletries.

Operation Air Conditioner: Operation Air Conditioner provides not only air conditioners but space heaters (the desert is cold in the winter) for soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Operation Gratitude: Operation Gratitude provides a way for you to show your respect and appreciation for the troops. It sends care packages and letters to troops stationed overseas.

Operation Hero Miles: You can donate your unused frequent flier miles to help soldiers travel on emergency leave. They are also used to help families fly to hospitalized soldiers.

Operation Interdependence: Operation Interdependence supplies care packages to deployed soldiers. You can help out by providing goods, coordinating efforts or donating funds.

Operation Iraqi Children: Many soldiers are rebuilding schools in Iraq and scrounging around for school supplies. Help by donating a school supplies kit.

Operation Kids for Troops: Write directly to men and women serving overseas in combat areas. Or place the names of loved ones serving overseas on the "OKFT Hero List" to receive encouraging mail.

Operation Top Knot: This group of Soldiers' Angels volunteers help support the wives and children of US soldiers. Volunteers make baby blankets, booties and other handmade gifts. Everything is handmade!

Operation Uplink: Donate money to Operation Uplink. The money is used to purchase phone cards so servicemen and women can call home.

Packages From Home: Packages From Home sends personal care and comfort items to US troops deployed overseas. Find out how to donate time, money or items to this nonprofit organization.

Soldiers' Angels: Become some soldier's angel by adopting a service member.

Treats for Troops: Treats for Troops helps get you provide packages to your loved ones overseas. If you don't know anyone, the Foster-A-Soldier Program matches you with a registered soldier by branch of service, home state, gender, or birthday - or you can choose to sponsor a group of soldiers.

US Central Command Find out what the Coalition is doing. US Central Command features up-to-date information on Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

USO Cares: You can sponsor care packages provided by the USO with a $25 donation.

Chaplain Gibson Comments: On Combat veterans and combat active duty troops suffering from PTSD. If and when, this subject is posted, it will be for our troops and their families to help them understand. Chapain Gibson is a Vietnam Combat disabled Marine who has fought with cronic and severe PTSD over 30 years, and a condition called Tardive Dyskinesia. Tardive dyskinesia is a neurological syndrome caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs prescribed by the VA experimenting on Vietnam Veterans. Chapain Gibson has lescured on the subject on Fort Hood to military department heads in the past. He is considered by many to be an authority, and expert on the subject of PTSD being a veteran who has learned how to live with it, and deal with it, as well as Tardive dyskinesiain which there is also no cure for.

Please Note: The National Veterans Foundation has opened a toll-free help line (1-888-777-4443) for Troops, Veterans and their families. All calls are answered live by trained veterans, who listen, provide crisis intervention services, emotional support and information, or immediate referrals to local providers who can help.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Each month, the Lifeline Network serves over 45,000 callers who are in emotional distress. You can reach the Lifeline by dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Although suicide prevention is their primary mission, people call the Lifeline for many reasons such as the following.

Suicidal thoughts, Abuse/violence, Information on suicide, Economic problems, Information on mental health/ illness, Sexual orientation issues,
Post-disaster needs, Homelessness issues, Substance abuse/addiction, Physical illness, To help a friend or loved one, Loneliness, Relationship problems, Family problems.

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Psalms 23:1- 4 - "The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for He is with me; His rod and His staff, they comfort me.

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