The statistics in the text (from 2012) are attention-getting: 21.5 million veterans, 3.5 million with a service-related disability rating. Particularly in the North Carolina Conference, with Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, there are likely to be folks in our churches who have served in the armed forces and quite likely have lasting physical or psychological disabilities from their service.
Does your church have any clear examples of ministry to veterans, especially veterans with disabilities? Given the issues of PTSD, sexual trauma, suicide, as well as physical disability, how might your church seek to fully welcome and advocate for veterans in your community?
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