Eight Chaplains to Attend Conference

Jun 30, 2010 | Eagle Commission, National Organizations, News

Navy Chaplain Lou Urban (far left on stage) participates in a Change of Command in Korea.

Navy Chaplain Lou Urban (far left on stage) participates in a Change of Command in Korea.

Eight Grace Brethren military chaplains are expected to be at the annual conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches to be held July 16-20 in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to Larry Chamberlain, president and CEO of the Grace Brethren Investment Foundation, which sponsors the Eagle Commission.

During the annual Chaplain’s Luncheon, on Friday, July 16, the men will report first-hand how God is working among the brave men and women of the U.S. military.

“Many tell us that this time of honoring our Chaplains is the highlight of the FGBC annual conference,” says Larry in a recent letter to friends of the Eagle Commission, the Grace Brethren ministry that supports and encourages the chaplains. (Click here to register for conference or to purchase tickets for this luncheon.)

Among other news that Larry reports in his month letter to the Eagle Commission, given as prayer requests for the chaplains:

  • U.S. Army Chaplain Billy and Robyn Graham are transitioning from the Chaplain Advanced School at Fort Jackson, S.C., to Fort Irwin and the National Training Center in San Bernardino County, Calif.
  • U.S. Navy Chaplain Justin Hayes is completing his Chaplain Basic training at Newport, Conn., and then he, his wife, Becca, and family move on to Fort Jackson, S.C. to finish his training cycle.
  • U.S. Navy Chaplain Lou Urban, and his wife, Chong, are transitioning from an extended tour in Korea to serve with the U.S. Marines at Camp Lejuen, N.C. (The Urbans also recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary!)
  • U.S. Army Chaplain Mark and Robin Penfold recently celebrated the marriage of their son, Matt, to Brianna. They also received good news about Robin’s recovery from cancer. A recent thyroid biopsy showed no cancer and no surgery required for now. They are looking forward to a winter move from Fort Jackson to an assignment at the U.S. Army Chaplains School.

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