Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Crucible

The Crucible is the "rite of passage" for all recruits to become Marines. Brent's turn comes March 2, 3, and 4. As a parent involved in an online "support group" for the recruits graduating from MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot) San Diego on March 12, I volunteered to coordinate the prayer chain for The Crucible. Essentially, we are looking to have at least one person praying every hour for the recruits in Mike Company (approximately 400 of them) as they work through this culminating exercise. If you want to know more about the specifics of The Crucible, I HIGHLY recommend a book titled Into the Crucible by James Woulfe. It's a fairly quick read, filled with Marine Corps history and a description of each of the challenges the recruits face as they go through The Crucible. Definitely worthwhile in my opinion.

Many of you have asked how you can pray for Brent. As the end of February comes and the Crucible approaches, please pray for the following:

*full health
*supernatural strength to get through the 54 hour exercise
*a spirit of cooperation and teamwork

Also, if you'd like to join our Mike Co. prayer team, either officially or unofficially, you can learn more here. There are some prayers there written by Marine moms and a more specific prayer request list to give ideas. Email me if you want to be part! We'd love to have you. All 400 recruits and their families...

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