The North Central Washington Chaplain Foundation’s Chaplains and Board members wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”. No matter what is occurring in this world, may your peace, joy, and hope always be found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
“For unto us a chid is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 9:6-7
From all of us at the North Central Washington Chaplain Foundation we wish you a blessed Thanksgiving day. We also pray for all our first responders that will be serving our communities that day, instead of being home with their families. Thank you for your service.
Pastor Rob Morton is a volunteer chaplain for the DeKalb County Police Department, in Georgia. Not long ago Chaplain Morton received a phone call from Officer Ayala regarding a 68 year old, disabled, homeless woman he was out with and was trying to help. This woman had recently lost her apartment and was living on the “street”. Officer Ayala told Chaplain Morton that he had paid for the woman to stay at a local motel for the night, but was looking for additional help for her. Pastor Morton said that the church he is a pastor at paid for additional nights at the motel for the homeless woman, as well purchasing some food for her. Chaplain Morton said, “This is just one of the amazing examples of how officers serve the community above and beyond their call of duty!” Unfortunately, the media usually focuses on real or perceived failures in the system and rarely report on caring and compassionate police officers like Officer Ayala.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.” Philippians 4:6
This video highlights the work of chaplains who serve the Riverside, California Police/Fire/911 Dispatch. In this short video you will hear from these first responders on how much impact these chaplains make in their ability to carry out their duties. Police/Fire/911 Dispatch chaplains serve throughout the country at various agencies, including North Central Washington, supporting these men and women with compassion, integrity, dignity and care.