Jon has been gone from home since May, 2007. (read his story) He trained in North Carolina, then spent the summer in 29 Palms, California before heading to Iraq in September.
unit on foot patrol
His unit was recently relocated from a school where 50 soldiers lived in a small schoolroom with running water only in sinks. Now, the school is reopening (due to peace in the area), so Jon’s unit moved in with another unit of 200 soldiers. They are in extremely cramped conditions with no electricity, and no running water.
The good news, besides the rebuilding of Haditha, is that Jon’s unit will begin returning to Camp Lejuene, North Carolina as early as April 11. There he will be processed before returning back to Broken Arrow, OK the end of April or early May.
Please continue to pray for Jon’s unit, that they not get complacent or over-confident.
Pray for Erin and her boys, Kaden, 4, and Will, 2. They have all been sick. (It was heartbreaking to hear Will recently crying, “I want my Daddy”.) Erin has been staunch and secure in her calling as a Marine wife, but is very ready for Jon to be back home.
We are planning a big family greeting for Jon and his unit when they arrive in Broken Arrow. And we can hardly wait!
presents for the whole unit from Erin and Jon's Lifegroup
Do you have a friend or family member in Iraq or Afghanistan that we can pray for?