The news out of Fort Leonard Wood, located in the Missouri Ozarks, seems almost too encouraging to be true, but the visuals would seem to support the news.
“Since March 11, 2018, we have seen 1,839 soldiers coming to Christ,” Chaplain Jose Rondon posted Sunday on his Facebook page. “God’s doing an unbelievable work through our military at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. May God bring the same powerful conviction of sin and love for Him that we are experiencing at Main Post Chapel all throughout our Nation and His world.” Rondon is an Army captain.
Rondon attributes his success to being “intentional” in sharing the Gospel. “To be intentional is to be faithful to Christ and obedient to His Great Commission,” Rondon expained. “But we will not succeed in making disciples until the lost make the first step to follow Christ as their Savior. To be intentional not only means to preach Christ’s Word in the chapel, but to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit to share His message of reconciliation if, and when, the time fits.”
An article about Rondon’s efforts at Fort Leonard Wood in CBN News is accompanied by a video. The inspiring video shows several hundred soldiers in uniform–male, female, black, white, Hispanic, Asian–standing reverentially as they sing “Amazing Grace.”
Retired Major General Doug Carver, executive director of chaplaincy for the North American Mission Board, believes that soldiers are looking for meaning in their lives and are finding a path to it through communion with Jesus Christ.
“Our troops, who are increasingly hungry for truth and relevancy in their lives, are finding a faith that works through a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ,” said Carver. “The current spiritual awakening at Fort Leonard Wood is indicative of a great move of God taking place within the Armed Services today.”