A U.S. Army base in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri has seen more than 1,800 soldiers come to faith in Jesus Christ in less than six months.
Fort Leonard Wood military Chaplain (Capt.) Jose Rondon said, “Since March 11 2018, we have seen 1,839 Soldiers coming to Christ. God’s doing an unbelievable work through our military at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.”
Retired Major General Doug Carver, executive director of chaplaincy for the North American Mission Board, has told the Baptist Press, troops are increasingly hungry for truth and relevancy in their lives. “The current spiritual awakening at Fort Leonard Wood is indicative of a great move of God taking place within the Armed Services today.”
Carver went on to say what’s happening at Fort Leonard Wood is not an exception. In the past two years alone, Southern Baptist military chaplains have reported tens of thousands of professions of faith.
In Doughboy Stadium at Fort Benning, Ga. more than 2,000 troops gathered this Easter to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. It’s also reported that there are currently 1,348 chaplains at work in the military. In Fort Jackson, S.C. alone, military chaplains are baptizing an average of 70 soldiers every basic combat training cycle.
It was also reported that the military has built more chapels since 9/11 than any other period in American history apart from World War II.