WELCOME from the Board of Directors

Welcome to the Veterans Outreach Ministries Winter edition (December 2022-January, February 2023) of the VOM News Magazine publication featuring articles from the Veteran of the Quarter (male and female), Business of the Quarter, Recipes, Health & Wellness plus Inspirational Messages and Patriotism, and local advertisements. Each member of the Board of Directors and/or volunteers have offered prayers for another successful News Magazine edition a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

As we successfully transition from fall (the change of colors and cooler weather) to Winter (colder weather and heating bills) we must remind ourselves that the Lord is still in command and is still responsible for the change of seasons and everyone/everything around this change.

As the holidays are upon us, we are blessed to gather with our family and friends but there are many who are suffering from conflict in their lives from loneliness and sadness for the people who are no longer with us with spouses and families also being affected. As we reflect on our relationship with God and pray for his understanding and guidance, this can be accomplished by Bible Study, Prayer Time, Worship and Fellowship at the Church of your choice, or one that you feel comfortable with. Using the Mathew 7.7 bible verse one can feel a very powerful force for healing and of self-reflection to building a relationship with God our Father.

But let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas, “The Reason for the Season” the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In Isaiah 9:6, it was predicted of the coming of Jesus. In the gospel of Luke 2: 8-12, gives us an accounting of the actual birth of Jesus. With each day coming closer to Christmas let all of us remember to celebrate its true meaning, the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

We should also pray for the safety of all U.S. military forces that are located at home and throughout the world, saying “THANK YOU”. This includes all military forces that are coming home from deployment and/or those being deployed. The prayer for our troops is from Isaiah 40:31: “ But, those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint”. We should also say a prayer for our first responders, EMT, fire and police personnel.

In the Winter 2022/2023 Edition of the VOM Magazine, we feature articles focused on veterans, community, faith, and patriotism. Each member of the board of directors and/or volunteers have offered prayers for another successful news magazine edition. We welcome articles, upcoming events, and information about services to inspire veterans and their families. We also welcome suggestions for improvement either to this magazine or the VOM organization.

Read more articles from VOM Magazine here: https://www.veteransoutreachministries.org/vom-magazine/