July 1, 2018
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Yesterday out at the Orlando Nam Knights, Tony "NK Jeans" Johnson wanted to know why I was so against the "awareness" raisers. The answer is a simply one. It does not give hope to those searching for it.
Romans 15:13 New International Version (NIV)
When people say "it is just a number" they show they did not take enough interest to know, the known number represents people and were not just a number that is easy to remember.
We need to change the conversation into what will stop them from being stuck with an empty tank of hopelessness and fill them up with hopefulness!
I explained the difference between what is actually known and what is just assumed. The point of this effort is to change from awareness that people are committing suicide into what will help them want to live! That begins with knowledge of what PTSD is, what being a survivor is, and the power behind the simple fact that they can heal if they work at it!
Tony is a Gulf War veteran and has been working hard to take control over his life, but has also been reaching out to help others fill up with hope they can do it too!
Tony joined the PTSD Patrol Road Crew!