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Retired Police Chaplain Looks into Rearview Mirror, Sees Ripe Mission Field Ahead

By Carl Stagner

John Crose is the son of influential Church of God missions figures, Lester and Ruthe Crose. With a name like Crose, you might assume he’d follow in his family’s footsteps abroad. God did call John to the mission field, but of a different kind. For twenty-one years, John Crose took the hope and healing of the gospel into all the world of police chaplaincy. His new book, The Exciting World of a Police Chaplain, chronicles firsthand accounts of ride-alongs with law enforcement, difficult death notifications, pastoral counseling, and sharing the gospel with unbelieving officers, family members, and persons affected by police-related matters. Though retired today, his experiences of the past predict an ever-increasing need for police chaplains. Continue reading

Protective Beads Versus a God of Protection

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By LeAnn Sellers

As our night guard left at 6:30 AM, I told him goodbye and to have a good day. Little did we  know what would transpire in his life in just a few short hours.

Salomon went home, but he needed to see another man in the church. He took off on his motorcycle around 8:00 AM. He was stopped at a stop sign watching the cross traffic. A taxi was going to pass in front of him at a rather fast speed. At the same time, a pickup truck was approaching the stop sign on the opposite side of the street from Salomon. The truck did not stop and the taxi hit the back end of the truck, sending it spinning toward Salomon. As the truck was coming toward him, Salomon only had time to say, “Oh, Lord,” as the truck knocked the motorcycle over, taking Salomon under the truck for several meters. Salomon remembers hearing the truck motor running and saying to himself, “I am still alive!” Continue reading