Were two hard-fought decades in Afghanistan all for nothing?
As a veteran, how do I respond to the loss of peace I fought so hard to protect?
As an American citizen, how can I honor and support those who have sacrificed and suffered so deeply to protect and provide 20 years of peace?
In this episode, Pastor Rob Kettering joins the podcast to encourage warriors in the aftermath of the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan, and to share from personal experience and investment how other church and business leaders can offer their support to military veterans and their families.
Being the son of a military sergeant, Rob’s dream was to be a Navy pilot. He didn’t make it past the screening – slight color blindness stopped the dream at the start. Led down a different path, Rob’s faith led him to the Amazon jungle basin to serve the poorest of the poor. Sleeping in the rainforest under a mosquito net, Rob heard the call from God to be a pastor and to focus on reaching the world with good. After attending bible school, Rob became a pastor and eventually founded River Valley Church in an elementary school in 1995. Under Rob’s leadership the church has grown into a thriving church with nearly 10,000 in attendance across its eight U.S. campuses. In addition, the church under Rob’s tenure has given away over $45,000,000 to outside organizations and relief efforts all around the world, including The Warrior’s Journey.
Find more information online at https://www.thewarriorsjourney.org/podcast