After Father’s Sudden Death, Soldier Turns to the USO for A Crucial Assist

From: The Official USO Blog

Lifting the Spirits of America’s Troops & Their Families

Losing a parent can be devastating.

But losing a parent while on military duty adds a new set of obstacles that can overwhelm the most prepared soldier. Army Spc. Austin Hunsinger knows this all too well.

In December 2012, after learning his father suddenly passed way, Hunsinger — who was stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina — had to juggle an emergency leave request, funeral arrangements and booking last-minute flights all in a matter of hours.

When he finally arrived at the airport to go back to Rochester, New York, he was exhausted. He’d been up all night speaking with his family. So he sat down in the airport, fell asleep and missed his flight.

When Hunsinger woke up and realized what had happened, he knew he needed help fast. He headed straight to the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport USO. A little shaken up and worried he wouldn’t be able to get another flight in time for the funeral, Hunsinger explained what happened to the USO staff.

“The USO is always there and they’re always the first people I go to when I’m traveling,” Hunsinger said.

Within a matter of minutes, a USO volunteer helped Hunsinger re-book his flight to Rochester, getting him home just in time for his father’s services the next day.

“That was a really hectic time for me and [the USO] just relieved the stress at the right point,” Hunsinger said.

“[The USO had] perfect timing, for them to be there and for them to help me get a flight and to provide me with a place to rest my head [was great].”

USO Fort Drum‘s Allen Jones contributed to this story.

http://blog.uso.org/2015/03/23/the-uso-is-always-there-soldier-shares-how-the-uso-helped-him-get-home-after-his-fathers-death/

People are Suffering, we need Your HELP !!!

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Folks we’ve started a small campaign to help support our ministry’s efforts in helping others in need. There is so much that is offered through this program but, it can not support it’s self indefinitely. Every dollar goes to support this 501 c3 organization which is now part of our ministry efforts by forming the HSACC. (Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Division). And everyone knows it takes funds to do all the good we do and help us to expand the program and sustain it for years to come. So please, help support our efforts, it will be greatly appreciated. The campaign officially ends at 11:59pm (EST) on Dec. 23rd, 2014. So help us make Christmas and the New Year, a little better for those individuals and families. Your financial aid and support is needed now ! (+)

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The

Holy See of Antioch

Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Program

Serving our Lord Jesus Christ

and His flock wherever and however He guides our hearts and efforts.

Organizational Affiliations through our ministry efforts.

Chaplain Richard Allen Lanza

Executive Director of the Lorain County Aids / Hiv Task Force

& Director of the Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Division

with the Holy See of Antioch International Chaplains Association of the Celtic Cross

With blessed greetings to life and service of Gods children in need.

Below you will find videos, stories and Outreach programs that go above and beyond the calling of just preaching behind a pulpit.

Our ministry is proud to bring to your attention the work of our ministry and partners that continually seek ways to help those that need help the most.

Here in our own communities around the United States of America

and

around the globe.

(More to be added as information warrants)

Holy See of Antioch

Celtic Cross Medical Outreach Program

Lorain County Resource Center

1800 Livingston Ave. Building A, Suite 301

Lorain, Ohio 44052

Office Phone: 440-233-1086

Fax Number: 440-233-1089

Our Motto’s

“ A community of individuals, helping individuals in our community “

“Help Spread the word of prevention and help stop the spread of HIV”

Coming together for the community to access the needs in Lorain County, Ohio.

The services we offer at NO cost or charge.

1. Lorain County Aids Task Force

(Is a 501 c3 non-profit organization with 100 % volunteer force.

A. HIV testing, Oral swab with results in 20 minutes (test kits provided by the Ohio Dept. Of Health

B. Also we help the need of housing with a designated Housing Case Management for PLWA. (People Living With Aids)

C Plus Case Management Services for PLWA and Food Pantry Assistance Resource for PLWA patients and their families

D. Referrals and Follow Up to medical care

E. HIV Prevention Counselors

and HIV Outreach Programs

F. Support Groups for HIV / Aids

infected and affected people

G. HIV / Aids Advocacy

H. Education programs to the community regarding HIV / Aids

I. Collaboration with other community agencies to provide improved services to PLWA and their families

2. Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center

3. Ohio Benefit Bank

Counselors help in applying for assistance from Lorain Count Jobs & Family Services

4. Tax Assistance: During tax season

5. SSI.SSDI Specialist Counselors

help with applying for disability benefits

6. Golden Buckeye Card (Processing for the disabled)

7. Red Ribbon Ministries

8. Voter Registration Center

9. Community Service Site: For non-violent offenders

10. Holy See of Antioch Celtic Cross Church & Ministry Program Services

Celtic Cross Chapter of Awareness & Wellness

An Open Public Meeting format educating people with Addictions, Mental Health Issues and Spiritual Growth

The Watchman Group Bible Study Program

Featuring the Word of Promise Biblical Audio Program for better learning
New Testament and Holy Bible Distribution Program

and much, much more !

(https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hiv-aids-prevention-education-fund-raiser/x/8953030)

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AIDS WALK & commUNITY Picnic, September 13, 2014.

Greetings Folks, I want to encourage all of our Lorain and Northeast Ohio Residents to mark this September 13th on their calendars and join me in this walk for a cure and awareness of this debilitating disease.There is power in knowledge and strength in unity for this type of cause. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ, and though we in this ministry have drawn the proverbial line in the sand on a social issue of immorality and perversion, I have said many times that I would cross over that line in order to help our brothers and sisters who may be lost to the understanding of the faith and will of the Lord for their lives. No I will not preach to them for it is not that type of event. It is however, an opportunity to show Christs love and unity for a cause.

With that said, I truly do encourage you to come and walk with me along side of those needing support on this important heath issue which knows no discrimination. It is not a “Gay or Homosexual”, issue. It is a community and national health issue. It is a disease that can affect anyone and we as Christians are to do as God commands us which is to “Love our neighbors as ourselves”, and it is with this spirit I will continue to do as our Lord directs and a disease and cause such as this fits that criteria.

We do not hate those that believe differently than us but, love all mankind equally no matter what is affecting them or by Race, Creed, Color, Nationality Religious belief or Sexual orientation.

We live in a world that is lost and needs compassion and love of Christ to shine on all. This is why we except Christ’s ways over our own personal and spiritual ideology. We are a community, a family under God and I do support this cause because it is a program of awareness and unity. Which is Christ’s way.

Sincerely IHS and yours,
Bishop Andrew Manley (+)

AIDS WALK & commUNITY Picnic, September 13, 2014.
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Thy Holy Writ

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1st Thessalonians, chapter 5 verses 5 -10 (NKJV)

5) You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness.
6) Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.
7) For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
8) But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.
9) For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
10) who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

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An organization called the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism post this guideline on their public website and I quoted it here.

” If you are like many Americans, you drink alcohol at least occasionally. For many people, moderate drinking is probably safe. It may even have health benefits, including reducing your risk of certain heart problems. Moderate drinking is one drink a day for women or anyone over 65, and two drinks a day for men under 65.

Some people should not drink at all, including alcoholics, children, pregnant women, people on certain medicines and people with some medical conditions. If you have questions about whether it is safe for you to drink, speak with your healthcare provider.

Anything more than moderate drinking can be risky. Binge drinking – drinking five or more drinks at one time – can damage your health and increase your risk for accidents, injuries and assault. Years of heavy drinking can lead to liver disease, heart disease, cancer and pancreatitis. It can also cause problems at home, at work and with friends.”

There is more on their website to explore and it is a great place for factual information to get help if you or someone you know needs help with this very serious issue. You can find them at this website: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcohol.htm.

However, here locally in downtown Lorain, Ohio our ministry supports an alcohol and drug abuse group program called the Celtic Cross Chapter of A. A. The group meets this evening and every Thursday evening at 8:00 pm (EST) in the Cafeteria at the Lake View Plaza High Rise Apartment Building, located at 310 West 7th Street and Reid Ave. It is classified as an open meeting, so anyone can come. It is run by Deacon Arlen Glispy Jr. better known as Deacon AJ. There is plenty of parking and refreshments available for those that attend. The Group Motto is: ” A community of individuals helping individuals in our community”. Worth noting here is that it is every type of addiction problem that they aid folks with. Not just alcohol. Family, friends or someone who cares, can get the support they need to make a positive difference in someone’s life. Even if that life is your own. So come and let a community of individuals help you in our community.

Have a blessed day folks…
Bp. Andrew R. M. Manley DD., O.S.A., O.S.P.

http://www.celticcrossministry.com

info@celticcrossministry.com

Dead Air….

 

It looks like I feel…. loloollol.

Brothers and Sisters, I am about as frustrated as one person can be. It is a genuine test of patience that seems to be my struggle of late, that is in order for me to regain favor in the transgressions of tolerance and humility. At least that is what it seems like at times.

Anyhow, it is with sincere regret that I “again”, have to post pone today’s Christian Warrior Network broadcast from our Celtic Cross Radio program with Blog Talk Radio. Although the cell phone reception is stable and not a problem, the fact that if there is any disturbance in the connection with the internet and blog talk radio, I am dead in the water and I won’t even know it until after the show is over.

So, the reason for the cancellation is the same as it has been of late. That being of a weak WiFi signal. I have been trying to run several mock broadcasts and because of the unstable signal, the broadcasts keep dropping. Although the glitch is sporadic in nature, it is not performing as it must in order to work as it should and needs to be in order to get through an entire program.

I am about as tired of making excuses for why I can’t go on with the show as much as you are tired of hearing the apologizes. The weather is absolutely wonderful here on Lake Erie today, and yet the only thing I can figure and attribute to the root cause of the problem is that my old USB WiFi adapter which had an external antenna on it got accidentally dislodged from the extension adapter I had it connected to (that’s mumbo jumbo for what is called “operator abuse), loloolol. And so, in coming lose it fell 12 stories to hit on solid concrete. Mind you that plastic and concrete don’t play well with each other.

So now I have had to fall back on one of my other USB adapters, and because of it not having an antenna on it, it to become subject to any and all variance in the reception of WiFi signals. Meaning, it “hick ups” and then relocates a new and somewhat better signal, if available.

I can only say in my defense that there are many days and somewhat better times of day or even night when the signal seems to work perfectly. So with that said, I will be doing the broadcasts and rebroadcasts at any point “day or night”, that will seem to present its self with an opportune moment of stability to proceed with the airing of the intended broadcasts. I realize that this may seem somewhat confusing, but I assure you the “show” must and will go on. Unfortunately just not at the regularly scheduled time.

I hereby ask you to please grant me this leeway and I will continue to put out as much and as many programs as I can in any and or all formats as possible. I sincerely thank you all for your support and I will continue to work on our Lords behalf as often as I am able to remain on-line.

I am only saying this now so as to give you a heads up as to the who, what, where, when and whys of the situation at hand.

Sincerely, your servant in the love of Christ Jesus,

Bp. Andrew

It’s not had to do !

It’s not a matter of praying, it’s a matter of what you are praying for. God loves to hear from you. So make sure you make time for Him today. For He has already made time for you, by giving you today…Prayer, it's not hard to do...

Help Wanted ! A Christian Warrior may DIE !

Warriors and anyone that takes the time to read this statement. Just note: I’d like for you to cut & paste this link ( callformercy.com ) or the link address below this statement. I know I’d do it for you…besides, what will you say to Christ if you don’t ?……Sometimes guilt is the only weapon a minister has to get Christ ‘, “faithful” moving in the right direction…So PLEASE do it, and do it NOW…It’s painless for you, but maybe deadly for Asia…It takes a great deal of courage and faith to not waver in ones faith and love for Christ. But now a fellow Christian Warrior is in dire need of your loving support. I’m pretty sure she would do it for you, if it were you… Bishop Andrew

Cut and paste this link into your browser, you’ll be glad you did…Also click the like button so as to show other readers you had mercy for and on a fellow Christian Warrior…May God Bless You for your compassion.

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