H.E.R.O.E.S. Care May 2014 Newsletter
- H.E.R.O.E.S. Care
Soldiers are coming home with plenty of scars from war, and not all of them are visible.
Wounds go deep for the soldiers who have been separated from the families for extended periods of time to serve in war zones where they may have seen or experienced the horrors of battle. And, Phil Brower, a trained Stephen Ministry leader in Montague, said the military is not equipped to deal with the large number of soldiers who are coming home with those inward wounds which may have resulted from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and who may be facing critical financial, material and job needs.
"The need is getting so big and we are trying to reach out," he said. Ferry Memorial Reformed Church in Montague has had a trained Stephen Ministry team since 2006. Stephen Ministry is an international organization which provides distinctively Christian care through one-on-one relationships for those with a variety of needs within the congregation and the community. In the general population the needs are loss through death or a job, or any kind of loss.