Veterans Day 2019
I want to do something very special for Veterans Day today. I want to introduce you to a spiritual son of mine and Ceci’s. His name is Major (Ret.) Bill Ostan, U.S. Army, and he is a veteran. We have known Bill since before he married his beautiful wife, Jen, who was a member of our church in Colorado Springs. Today, they have twin daughters and reside just outside Washington, D.C. Bill has a unique story. He has had to be medically discharged from the Army. His experience in fighting for his health against a battlefield-contracted disease and ensuing government red tape has led him to start a nonprofit to help other wounded veterans. It is called “Arc of Justice” and it is being launched today.
In this video, Bill describes the need. He says, “I am a military attorney with service in special operations, therefore I was able to [advocate for myself]. However, most active duty wounded warriors cannot advocate for themselves. That’s why we need your help to pass the ‘Wounded Warrior’s Bill of Rights’.” Arc of Justice’s website says, “Let’s fight for those who fought for us.” #FIGHT4HEROES
Arc of Justice is not just about access to healthcare. It is also about justice for those who are wounded in service to our country. Please click here to watch a short video about the Arc of Justice project and learn the specifics of why the need exists and what you can do to help our wounded warriors. Here is the website, where you can find “5 Key Points of Participation”. You can make a donation to Arc of Justice here.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Pray for wounded U.S. soldiers, both at home and abroad, active duty and veterans.
- Intercede for the advocacy of Arc of Justice. Pray for other groups you know that assist wounded warriors in getting the care they need, as well.
- Begin to pray now that the “Wounded Warriors Bill of Rights” will get the support it deserves and the right connections to get it passed in the U.S. Congress.
- Pray for Bill, Jen, and their two precious daughters. Ask the Lord to heal Bill.
A prayer you can pray:
Father, today we want to honor our veterans. We bless them for their service to all of us. Please minister to those who have become sick or wounded as they have served. We are so thankful for groups, such as Arc of Justice, which have been established to advocate for our wounded warriors. Give them grace and favor to do everything they have set their heart to do. We pray for Retired Major Bill Ostan, as he works to get a “Wounded Warrior’s Bill of Rights” passed to help our servicemen and women. We don’t want to see another generation of homeless wounded veterans on our streets because of lack of proper medical care or access to it. Holy Spirit, blow Your wind of favor on this Bill of Rights. Bring in the thousands of supporters it needs. Put it on Your divine timeline and get it before the exact right legislators, so it can get passed quickly. We want our generation to be the one that finally helps our veterans and wounded soldiers get the honor and care they deserve. We are the generation of the grateful, in Jesus’ Name, amen.
We bless America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve all for the common good!
Learn more about Major (Ret.) Bill Ostan here.