August 2019 – Armor Bearer

Dear Praying Friends,

We praise the Lord for your faithful support and prayers.  The Lord is using your faithfulness as a testimony of His grace and love. We cannot thank you enough.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” ~Ecclesiastes 12:13

In the military, we’re taught that duty is fulfilling your obligations and accomplishing your tasks as part of a team.  They teach that a soldier or a team that understands its duty can change the world.  You, our supporters, are those soldiers and that team.  You not only meet that definition with your prayers, offerings and support, but you also take it to a  higher level. It is a privilege to serve with you.

Welcome to AFBM: We are honored to receive Missionary Stephanie Wesco and her family. Stephanie works with ladies and children who suffer from PTSD, holding camps for ladies and providing materials to help them. Many of you may remember that Stephanie’s late husband Charles was martyred while serving in Cameroon last October. Through a series of divine appointments, the Lord allowed Dr. and Mrs. Carragher to help Stephanie with her PTSD.

As she found comfort in the Lord, Stephanie began to use her God-given comfort to help others heal. It was clear to her pastor/father and those around her that the Lord was using her to help hurting ladies. In May, she attended a Wounded Spirits’ Camp (A Biblical Approach to PTSD) at Camp Joy, WI. She was certified as a counselor and began her ministry as a newly appointed AFBM Missionary in June.

In a short time, she is already counseling more than a dozen ladies. Their stressors/ traumas are a list of egregious evils you find in a sin-filled world. Many of these ladies feel hopeless and alone and are suicidal. The message of Christ’s love and an introduction to a local church are pivotal parts of every session.

Stephanie will raise some support to help with her God-called ministry. If you feel called to help support this family, contact our general director at (757) 615-0174. Due to the nature of being a single parent and for her safety, we choose to handle her scheduling.

If you’re interested in doing more to help your community with PTSD, please email us at

On behalf of our AFBM Family, Doug Carragher