A prayer request from Iraq!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by geezler, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. geezler

    geezler New Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    Prayer Request


    As a transportation battalion, my unit will be delivering the voting machines and the ballots to villages and cities throughout Iraq during the upcoming elections. (January 30/31) Our convoys are prime targets for the insurgents because they do not want the equipment to arrive at the polling stations nor do they want the local Iraqi citizens to have the chance to vote; timely delivery must occur so that the elections occur. Encourage your friends and family members and those within our churches to pray specifically for the electoral process. Historically, the previous totalitarian regime would not allow individual citizens to vote. Democracy will not be realized in Iraq if intelligent and competent officials are not elected to those strategic leadership positions within the emerging government; freedom will not have an opportunity to ring throughout this country if the voting process fails. Announce this prayer request to your contacts throughout your churches, neighborhoods, and places of business. Those with leadership roles within the local church post this message in as many newsletters and bulletins as possible. There is unlimited potential for God's presence in this process but if we do not pray then our enemy will prevail (See Ephesians 6:10-17) A prayer vigil prior to the end of the month may be an i! nnovative opportunity for those within your sphere of influence to pra y. This is a political battle that needs spiritual intervention. A powerful story about God's intervention in the lives of David's mighty men is recorded in 2 Samuel 23:8-33. David and his warriors were victorious because of God's intervention. We want to overcome those who would stand in the way of freedom. David's mighty men triumphed over incredible odds and stood their ground and were victorious over the enemies of Israel. (Iraqi insurgents' vs God's praying people). They don't stand a chance.

    I will pray with my soldiers before they leave on their convoys and move outside our installation gates here at Tallil. My soldiers are at the nerve center of the logistic operation to deliver the voting machines and election ballots. They will be driving to and entering the arena of the enemy. This is not a game for them it is a historical mission that is extremely dangerous. No voting machines or ballots. No elections. Your prayer support and God's intervention are needed to give democracy a chance in this war torn country. Thank you for reading this e-mail. Please give this e-mail a wide dissemination.

    Thank you for your prayer support for me and my family. Stand firm in your battles.




    CH (CPT) Lyle Shackelford

    Battalion Chaplain

    HHD, 57th Transportation Battalion

    Providing With Mobility

    "Keep Em Moving"
  2. muley

    muley New Member

    Aug 5, 2004
    Far North Cal
    Done, and will continue to do so as always, until they are all back home safe........

  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    Consider it done, too. We have all those on our prayer list so long as they are in "Harm's Way".

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  4. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

    Jan 1, 2003
    SW MS
  5. BlueTic

    BlueTic New Member

    Apr 8, 2003
    Sent from here also.....
  6. While not good at prayers - I do send my very best wishes for everyone downthere doing this job, it be US, UK, DK or any other nation who help do this work.
  7. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Sky Kites are flying! I pray for our troops every day.
  8. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Done and will continue.
  9. ryan_marine

    ryan_marine New Member

    Aug 4, 2004

    Come see me when you get to TQ. My building will be next to where you drop off your Machines there.
    Arrmor Install sight
  10. Prayers are offered up for you and the men and women in that battalion. My best friend is La. National Guard, 1083rd Transportation Co. and they did it right after the invasion fighting was done.

    They sent 285 over and brought 285 back home. I pray that you guys get the same percentage.

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