By Michael Mendis
Every year around this time, Americans celebrate Veterans Day, a day to honor those who have served in the U.S. military. Gospel & Gaming has had the privilege of ministering to a number of military veterans, playing games with them, chatting about life, discussing difficult questions, and finding other ways to share Christ’s love with them. Amongst our online gaming community, we have ministered to a dozen veterans from the Army, Marines, Navy, and Air Force; these people have served tours in places around the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Korea.
As a ministry, we also meet with the residents at Lake Saint Charles Retirement Community, and we serve a number of older veterans there. Fellow G&G staffers Jacob Toman and Ben Kieffer minister to the residents at LSC regularly, through Sunday morning worship and mid-week discussion groups (click here to learn more about our ministry to retired gamers). I recently had the privilege of attending LSC’s annual Veterans Day event along with Jacob and Ben. Veterans Day is a particularly special day for the community at LSC; this year there were over three dozen veterans who were recognized during the event. And it wasn’t only veterans who showed up for the service; many of the other residents, as well as friends and family of the veterans, were present as well.
So from all of us at Gospel & Gaming, we thank our veterans for their service to our country. Their sacrifice has made it possible for us to do what we do everyday. We are proud as a ministry to be able to serve and honor veterans, men and women who have already honored us with their service in the military.