by Heather Gray
Many military couples need a little help to keep their marriages flourishing and their faith strong during deployments. Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment provides the answer to that dilemma.
During her husband David's last deployment to Afghanistan, Heather and he realized the need for a devotional that would not only draw them closer to the Lord, but also to each other while separated. They envisioned a combination of scripture memorization, stories of hope and struggles, a revitalization of the lost art of letter writing, and practical ideas for keeping connected during deployment. Not finding such a book, they began writing Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment. Sadly, three months after beginning the project, David was killed in action.
"To answer the question of why I'm willing to lay my life on the line for my country. . . ." So began the letter Heather received from her husband on the day of his funeral. The letter was an assignment from Faith, Hope, Love, & Deployment. She knew then the value of the devotional they had been writing for military couples.
At first Heather didn't think she could finish it without his input and support. But in the months that followed, she realized that we actually learn and grow the most through our pain and trials. She finished the devotional with the hope it would be as much a blessing for other military couples as it was for her and David.
Heather Gray is founder of Finish Strong Ministries. She was happily married to her husband Major David Gray until he was killed in action in Afghanistan three days before their 11th wedding anniversary in 2012. Heather served as a Key Spouse in the Air Force, a commander appointed position of liaison between leadership and spouses, for six years. She continues to serve military families as a Key Spouse Mentor. David and Heather had three beautiful children together who frequently travel with her as she shares a message of hope and resiliency to audiences across the globe.
Dimensions (inches): 8.25 x 5.5
Weight (pounds): 0.6