Posted on 11/9/2015 • Crisis
I've finished a 4 year contract as a medic in the Army, and now I'm studying in a Christian college, planning on going into ministry after this. At the end of my contract, I signed up for 3 years in the National Guard, which was a mistake. Shortly before my first training weekend, my unit sent opened 3 text lines, and sent about 100 raunchy texts, mocking me. I understand that's part of the beast, but they crossed the line for me when they sent a nude video to my phone, then laughed about how I'd report it. I realized that if I'm heading towards the pastorate (I might be), I can't be tied to a unit that has free reign to send me those videos. It could ruin things for me-I'm glad I found out early. So I decided not to be a part of the National Guard; I didn't show up to the first weekend. Pray for wisdom in what to say to them, and please pray that they will somehow 'dissolve' the contract, since I haven't even showed up once, and that I won't be on AWOL status. And pray for closure to this. Thanks so much for your prayers.