Specialist Alex Joyce filmed and created this magnificent video illustrating the deployment and redeployment of Tim's unit. He did a phenomenal job of portraying each segment and emotion that defines a soldier's journey through war. Without a close friend or family member in the military, it's understandably difficult to grasp the sacrifices (and blessings) this profession entails, but Specialist Joyce has the ability to effectively meld you into our military family for a few short minutes. As a former English teacher, I recognize and deeply praise the talent it takes to transport your audience to another world; Thank you, Joyce, for doing just that. You've given us a poignant piece of history that we will forever treasure.
Specialist Joyce dedicates his video to two soldiers that did not make it home from this war. Please place in our hearts the constant reminder to pray and provide for the families of our men and women that make the ultimate sacrifice. We ask You to embrace them with Your loving arms and show them the comfort and peace that comes from trusting Your plan, however painful that plan may be. Please provide us with opportunities to bless our nation's Gold Star Families this holiday season as we celebrate the birth of Your Son. We ask You to protect our military members currently serving overseas and we pray they all return safely home to their loved ones. For our soldiers both at home and abroad suffering from combat trauma, please provide them (and their families) with the support necessary to heal. In Christ's name we pray. Amen.