AUSTIN, Texas (WordNews.org) June 27, 2012 – By Frontline Faith’s count, more than two-thirds of America’s active-duty service men and women are Christian.
Frontline Faith wants to get an mp3 player filled with prayers and inspiration into each of their hands.
“I want every military person to know how grateful Americans are for our troops and the place they hold in our hearts,” said Frontline Faith fuunder and director Cheri Lomonte. “Thank you for defending our religious liberty and all that we hold dear.”
Frontline Faith packs mp3 players with prayers and inspirational material for Catholics and Protestants. As well as features such as letters from children and inspirational music.
“Our troops tell me they are starving for spiritual support,” Lomonte said. “We must feed those who protect our country and our gift of liberty. The MP3 players are food for the souls of our military. I want to put a player in the hands of all those who protect us.”
Here’s a look at the breakdown of servicemen and women according to the U.S. Department of Defense:
• More than 272,000 identify as Roman Catholic
• More than 322,000 identify as Christians without a denomination preference
• More than 151,000 identify as members of a Baptist church
“Those are among the largest numbers in the DOD report,” Lomonte said, “and they alone represent more than half of all active-duty military. “When we add all of the numbers together, the total Christian base represents more than two-thirds of our military forces.
Frontline Faith was incorporated in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
“We are all in this together,” Lomonte said. “So when one of us hurts, we all hurt. Our troops need our spiritual support. It is our duty to help our troops with prayer and players.”