Latter-day Saint men and women serving in the U.S. military today in Iraq and Afghanistan have used their experiences to try and bless the lives of those around them, both in and outside of the service. Here some of them relate the powerful experiences they have and the opportunities they have been given to serve in meaningful, often life-changing ways. These soldiers have discovered that, though they cannot proselyte their beliefs while serving in the armed forces, they can still live the gospel of Jesus Christ bringing love to all those whom they meet. They have been able to share the gospel in its truest form, not by preaching it, but by living its precepts and using its teachings to bless the lives of others.

BlackhawkChief Warrant Officer 2 Jared Kimber relates his experiences of bringing toys to the children of desolate villages.

Civilian Mentor to Ministry of Defense and Afghan National Police, Eugene J. Wikle tells of his participation in a service project where he got to know some of the children in Afghanistan.

Major Michael Howard brings comfort and symbols of peace to victims of a car bombing in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Major Bruce Flint, an optometrist, serves both friend and foe in Iraq.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 Layne Pace finds ways to get suffering Afghan children critical surgery.


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