Welcome to Living Shield Ministries web page. I hope and pray that you will be blessed as you learn more about the ministry.
Police officers and firefighters are in a profession that is extremely demanding and stressful. The tasks they have been given is very difficult—at best, and very dangerous—at worst. Their responsibilities are enormous and, at times, very overwhelming. Their profession is not only vital to their community, but to themselves and their own family as well.
The life of a police officer or firefighter can at any moment end in tragedy because of the dangers they face daily. Yet because of their love for their fellowman and their desire to help those in need, they are willing to face the dangers. Concerning such love, Jesus said, “Greater love has no man than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).
As a former fellow firefighter and captain; and presently a lead police and fire chaplain, I know how rewarding their job can be, and also how destructive their job can be. I am familiar with the level of stress they face, their struggles with infidelity and their thoughts of and attempts at suicide. When their stress level exceeds their resources for coping with life, they are in danger, as well as their professional and immediate family.
Living Shield Ministries is here to help them maintain a good, healthy balance in their job, as well as, in their personal life. This web page is an outreach not only to firefighters and police officers, but also to their families and community which they serve. Its intent is to minister to the men and women in law enforcement and the fire service by providing emotional and spiritual care to them, their families, and their community in times of crisis.
“As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him”
God bless you,