Larry and Toni are excited to serve with Armed Forces Baptist Missions. God has given them a burden to reach out to the men and women who have gallantly served or are currently serving in our military services. As part of the Wounded Spirits Ministries and members of a local church, their focus is to establish a local faith-based ministry which reaches out to the military families in their area.
Someone once said “war changes you”. Unfortunately this statement is being proven everyday that the young men and women of the US Military are in the combat arena. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is at epidemic proportions, suicide is becoming the number one cause of death of our service members, and as the war against terrorism lingers on these grim statistics can only increase.
Larry and Toni pray that, with God’s leading and the Bible as their authority, they can help take others from the valley of depression, guilt, shame and worthlessness that comes as a result of trauma and abuse and move them to the place of knowing that their personal worth to God is far greater than their unseen wounds. They want these hurting heroes to learn to “cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee.” Psalm 55:22
• Born and raised in Fort Worth, TX
• Trusted Christ as savior at the age of 55
• Board Certified Biblical Counselor
• Served in the Navy from 1968 to 1972
• Born in Scipio, IN
• Later moved to Texas
God calls AFBM missionaries to serve in unique ways around the globe. Maybe He is calling you to have a special role in Larry and Toni’s ministry to those struggling with PTSD. Please pray about partnering with them through prayer and/or financial support.