Serving During this Time

A Bright Red Bandana

A several-years-long project came to fruition in March when BENCHMARK received from the printer our bright red bandanas to distribute to hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Our prayer is that these bandanas will serve as both a practical tool and a faith guide to fulfill BENCHMARK’s mission to stimulate significant life change toward wholeness in Christ. We want to thank everyone who provided input and skill toward the development of this project. You can read more about the bandana purpose on this Bandana webpage.

This year’s micro team represented Christ and gave out 52 bright red bandanas on the Appalachian Trail Outreach in March. Because of gracious donors, we were able to minister to and serve hikers at this event at no cost to them. If you’re not already one, consider becoming a monthly donor of at least $21 per month (or a one-time donation of $252) in April and we’ll send you your very own bright red bandana as our thanks.

Encourage a Soldier or Child with a Handwritten Note

Current public health guidelines may have caused us to postpone spring Chaplains Partnership Initiative events, but while we wait to hold these events later in the year, BENCHMARK needs your help preparing handwritten notecards for participating Soldiers and their Children. Please contact BENCHMARK HQ at 615.972.9033 to have notecards and guidelines sent to you. It’s a safe family activity during these long days at home.

“I’ve conducted two events with James and staff from BENCHMARK Adventure Ministries and their experience, clear presentation and care for Soldiers have made an indelible impact.

I have heard nothing but high praise from our attendees.

What makes BENCHMARK so extraordinary is their ability to come alongside and serve the Unit Ministry Team through the whole event to free up our time and alleviate any concerns so that we can effectively do one thing…minister to Soldiers.”

– Chaplain, Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA

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