The unpredictable Santa Ana winds blowing through San Diego remind me of the life of a chaplain. Every day is an adventure. Some adventures are more enjoyable than others, but all adventures deserve our full attention. This month the adventure included helping comfort a couple of officers struggling through the reality that even with their best care and rapid service, life is ultimately not in their hands. Sure, it is a known fact, but the desire to perform at the highest level and have perfect success is engrained within the officers. They are driven to protect and serve. Failure is not an option. When the superman cape gets torn, sometimes so does the officer–deep inside. Please pray for your local law enforcement and for the burdens they carry.
Pictured here is one week’s worth of water for the men and women at Chula Vista PD. Who needs the gym when you supply Code 7 water! Off the pallet and onto the cart, off the cart into the truck, out of the truck into storage, and out of storage into the fridge. Four moves altogether, but it’s well worth it.
Wouldn’t it be cool & refreshing (pun intended) to have Code 7 refrigerators in National City, La Mesa, and beyond? Let’s pray one day our officer support will spread and provide care to many other agencies. If you have a group, church, or club that you think would be interested in supporting the work of Code 7 by having a water drive, let me know.
I was blessed with the opportunity to attend the Law Enforcement Marriage retreat with my wife last weekend. The limited group size provided great quality time with incredibly high quality people. It was an enriching experience. Dr. Tim Savage taught us that our marriages don’t belong to us—they belong to God.
I was given the opportunity to share the Code 7 program with the Citizens’ Police Academy put on by the Chula Vista PD. I described some of the stressors law enforcement face and the need for us to support them. The audience was happy to know of the work we are doing and the positive affect we are having.
Please remember your local law enforcement when you sit down and eat dinner (your Code 7) with your family. Our men and women in uniform are more than likely missing dinner with their loved ones. Pray that God would keep them safe in mind and body.
Thank you for your interest in the work of Code 7 and for all your support.