To better explain my current struggle I have chosen to do a comparison with the movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldier of Benghazi." and my spiritual reality of ministry operations in Prescott with the ACNA. We love the ACNA but have run into complications where we are not being heard. "13 Hours" follows six members of Annex Security Team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya after waves of attacks by militants on September 11, 2012. Its a good movie but be prepared for a war film with Michael Bay twist. I'll get to the point. Two factors stand out: 1. They repeatedly asked for more security personnel on the ground. 2. They requested support during the fight. On both accounts they were denied thus resulting in the death of the American ambassador, 3 American operators and loss of American assets on the ground. Extra security was always available and during the fight American air power / ground reinforcement was also available. The higher up basically refused both even after multiple requests. Now, the spiritual similarity in Prescott. We have requested more boots on the ground for our ministry operations. We have requested support. Both have been denied. The Parish feels much like the operators in Benghazi felt at a spiritual level. We are in this fight on our own when the assets are clearly available. Wake up Church! The Great Commission calls, you just have to listen to the boots on the ground. Multiple requests have been made. Send help and support.
I am a Priest in the Anglican Church of North America (ACNA). I am a Husband to Darcien Balog, 26 Years. I am a Father to four pretty cool kids (they are still not cooler than us parents) Ashleigh, John, James and Nick. I have one Grandchild Aramis (now he's real cool). I am a Soldier. The highlight of my Army Career was being assigned to the 3rd Squadron 7th United States Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. I conducted two Combat tours with them to Iraq; the 2003 OIF invasion and 2005 OIF 3. I've seen God work in awesome ways, more so than most civilian Pastors could ever know.
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