Dear Operation Barnabas Congregations/Chapters,

The July issue of Warning Order: Operation Barnabas features many great resources, including:

  • Opening devotion and prayer — The “Operations Order” (OPORD), an important military communication device, is a command given by a leader to subordinate leaders to carry out a specific operation. God’s Word contains many parallels to an OPORD, guiding His children, by the power of the Holy Spirit, in all they are to carry out in the world today.
  • Helpful websites — This list of resources includes a link to the Veterans Crisis Line.
  • “Adopt-a-Chap” — This program provides an opportunity for congregations to directly connect with, or “adopt,” our Synod’s armed forces chaplains, including active, Reserve and those serving in VA hospitals. The program links congregations with chaplains to promote mutual support and growth.
  • Fallen Heroes Report
    — Spc. Michael T. Osario of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, died April 23, 2019, in Iraq.
    — Pfc. Michael A. Thomason of Lincoln Park, Mich., died April 29, 2019.
    — Spc. Miguel Holmes of Hinesville, Ga., died May 6, 2019, in Afghanistan.
  • Events and resources for service members, veterans and families.

Thank you for your continued support of and partnership in the LCMS Operation Barnabas project. As always, please contact LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces with your questions and concerns at


In Christ’s Service,

Chaplain Craig G. Muehler
Director, Ministry to the Armed Forces
The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod
1333 S. Kirkwood Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-7295
800­-248­-1930 Ext. 1337 (toll-free)
Cell: (571) 234­-0073

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