Even in the Christmas season, the threat of war is real

Jimmy DeYoung

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JD: Ken, you cover geo political activities and travel all over the world. I’m sure you must have an interesting Christmas story. Can you give it to us please as we begin?

KT: Well I always try to get home for Christmas from where ever I am. There was one year around 20 years ago I was out on the USS George Washington off the coast of Kuwait and watching in the command room on the radar the Iranian F-14’s taking off and heading towards US carrier and then going back. And I knew that I would be leaving that carrier and those people a couple of days before Christmas to rejoin my family. They would not be going home to their family. They would stay there on Christmas day to defend our freedom far away from home. So I guess my Christmas is really always a debt of gratitude to those people who can’t come home for Christmas.

JD: That is a great story. Man it just almost brought tears to my eyes there Ken. That’s a really exciting thought. Why don’t you pray for those men. You may have somebody special, men and women today who are protecting this country. Lift them in prayer if they’re not able to come home for Christmas. I have a grandson that will not be able to come home. He’s in the Navy and I’m going to be praying for him.

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