This program featured Mary Gray, Founder of Operation Bandanas. Mary is married to Eastland, who is the Pastoral Care minister at Village Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. They have three sons.
What is Operation Bandanas? Operation Bandanas is a non-profit organization based out of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, which sends specially made camouflage bandanas with Psalm 91, the "Soldier's Psalm," printed on it to all of our military, deployed and deploying, to Afghanistan and Iraq. They are available in Army (ACU), Marine digital, and Desert Camouflage (DCU) patterns.
With only one year of sending out bandanas to our soldiers, Operation Bandanas has mailed out over forty-two thousand!
To provide encouragement, comfort, peace and strength through God's Word; to assure our military they are supported, remembered, and appreciated; to make a Kingdom difference in the lives of young men and women through the power of God's Word printed on a simple bandana
Psalm 91:1-16 "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'
"Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
"If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the Lord, who is my refuge- then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
"'Because he loves Me,' says the Lord, 'I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.'"
Gather some of your friends and decide to sponsor a group of soldiers and order some bandanas. Operation Bandanas will mail them to you or mail them directly overseas. Or, if you don’t know anyone overseas, then any donation toward the purchase of the bandanas will benefit those in battle. The whole idea is to get at least one bandana in the hands of every soldier serving in war.
A sample packet with a bandana and brochure can be obtained for $3.50 by sending a check to Operation Bandanas' PO box address. Brochures are also available to be sent at no charge.
Psalm 119:105 "Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path." (New Living Translation)
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