January 2019


the challenges of 2019 are opportunities to serve more veterans……

We are working on vehicles for two veterans of the Camp Fire. One veteran spent 6 weeks in a shelter in the same clothes until a VFW Post Commander rescued him and now he’s in an RV in Orland- needs a car! The other vet is living in a motor home at the Old Hardware Store (closed) location and needing to relocate asap- needs a car!

We are still supporting two VFW Posts, Gridley and Chico with Safeway Gift Cards- many of these, most of these from Viet Nam Veterans #391, Hal & Gina Prock, Sonora Vets Helping Vets, and others- we are grateful for the support!!

The care packs from the Brentwood Auto Parts NAPA/VFW Post #10789 Annual Pack are being received in Bagram, Kandahar, Bahrain, Germany, and all over the world, and the stateside packs have reached vets and veteran homes across the US as well! Effective mission work from Brentwood California with special thanks to the two best post offices in the nation- Discovery Bay and Soulsbyville Ca.

In less than two months US Marine and Task Force Hope leader Andrew Nard will be headed back east to walk with BJ Cotton, AT Hiker, Too Many in the completion of his Appalachian Trail thru hike. This is amazing stuff right here- if you’d like to help support this mission, let me know- you can find Andrew on Facebook, also see Task Force Hope.

I am very excited to see what God has in store for 2019. Personally I’d like to keep our mission strong on all fronts- sending the care packs, 4 went out today, helping vets, and possibly visiting more families of the 22…….

God Bless America and all that keep her free!!

Best, Ed

Still Encouraged


and God provides

From this last bunch of care packs we have received two new names; a civilian worker in Bagram and a Lt Col near Kandahar. Another round will go out and we continue to ship the stateside care packs out too; Eagle’s Healing Nest in Minnesota, US Army veteran and pastor Steve Nute in Maine, two to active duty personnel on the east coast, a Care Packing 101 box to BJ Cotton in Alabama- we are a full-time nationwide mission!!

We have had some Task Force Hope vets up here at camp[ helping me prep for winter, and a local vet is working in our kitchen! She also helps me with the customs forms for the care packs….

Working on two cars for veterans that lost houses in the Camp Fire and still supplying gift cards to veterans from Paradise and Magalia,

Also our friend Chris Kinley from Foundation Constructors recently deployed and has already received a bunch of care packs from us! Chris hosted two care pack events in 2018 that enabled us to send a bunch overseas!!

Just an update to let you all know that we are busy and continuing to reach troops and veterans through this mission…

Still Encouraged, Ed

Psalm 55:22

PS: Please pray for our veterans that struggle- anniversary dates of events can trigger post traumatic stress, and if they don’t tell you, then you don’t know. If you’re close to a veteran that struggles, be in tune and be a good listener and pray!