We Are There for Our Heroes
About Veterans for Christ
My name is Mike Saunders out of Shady Acres Baptist Church, Pastor Danny Farley. The Lord called me to the Veterans for Christ Ministry in September of 2015. There are Approximately 181,000 Veterans just in Harris County where we live. We have an open door to visit at the Michael E. Debakey Veterans Hospital here in Houston where there are from 1,000 to 1,500 patients there in different areas five days a week.
In addition there are two apartment buildings close to downtown with 1,100 Veterans living there who are without families. According to VA policy we are not able to have services there or go door to door soul-winning. However, we can go there and visit with them any time in the recreation/dining area where we have made many friends and have brought some to church. One Navy Veteran, Robert Young was saved this past December and is a blessing to everyone he meets. You can enjoy his testimony in the Veteran Presentation.
We have two goals. One is to give these men and women the gospel and bring them to church to hear the preaching. The other is to have them spend as much time with us to learn the joy of the Christian life and get a burden for souls themselves.
Ron. Vietnam Veteran. 155 MM Howitzer 109 Mechanic. Rockville, IN
Ron. Vietnam Veteran. Artillery. Rockville, IN
Rev. Walter Taylor Sr. Baptist Pastor Lexington, Ky. Marching beside Martin Luther King in Frankfort, KY 1964. To the right of MLK is Jackie Robinson.
Loading gift bags for Mercer County Fair at Bluegrass Pike Baptist Church. Danville, Ky. Pastor Travis Alltop
Charles Burkhead. Vietnam Veteran. Mercer County Fair. Harrodsburg, KY.
Brother Walter Taylor Jr. Marines. Vietnam. Force Recon. Called air strikes on Ho Chi Min Trail
Ben Broyles. Driver for Carnival at Mercer County Fair. Harrodsburg, KY. Been saved one month.
Mississippi State Veteran's Home of Oxford, Mississippi
March 2018 Update
Mr. Vince Grenfell a 94 year old WWII Veteran was saved February 24th in the Sunday afternoon service at DeGeorge At Union Station Veteran Apartments.
December 2017 Update
A very special "Thank You!!" to OMNI Construction Inc. in Beachwood, Ohio for their generous donation of 47 bundles of unusable lumber to G.I's Friend Inc. Total value is $56,000.00 and we were able to sell it for $18,500.00. A warm "Thank You!!" to their project manager, Doug Williams, our friend for many years out of Hamburg, NY, who initiated the donation, and to Mr. Dennis Opsitnik, OMNI's Controller who gave the OK to release it to G.I's Friend Inc. 100 Percent of all donations are used to assist the Veterans of Texas and we are looking to do more for them in 2018.
Veterans Breakfast and Christmas Gifts
October 2017 Update
The bus is paid off and we have a new paint job and the Title!
The photo below is Tim, the painter and his wife/helper Melody and I at Interstate Bus Sales, Anahuac, Tx.
The photo below is Greg Simon, who is an Army Veteran. Specialist E-4 Anti- Tank Weapons. He is now the manager at Interstate Bus Sales. Brother Greg was saved September 19th in his office at the bus company. He's got circulation problems in his feet and needs our prayers.
The photos below are with Mrs. Lynda Green, Director of DeGeorge Veteran Facility, at the Houston Stand Down Event helping Veterans affected by the flood from Hurricane Harvey. We were able to get out many Military New Testaments and Chick tracts to the Veterans attending.
Veteran for Christ Veteran Appreciation Lunch
Recent Ministry Photos
with Mr. James Rosso - WWII POW Germany
Brother Anthony Johnson (Center) - Corporal - Marines
We at Veterans For Christ were able to purchase the necessary tools so Anthony could return to work as a barber.