Learning to go forward with a calm and steadfast trust in God

No matter which side we take in a war, when the conflict is over most of us try to learn lessons from it. For some, the lessons may be about how to win, but for most of us the lessons come from deeper questions: What was it that brought us through those tough times? What enables us to keep going forward?

Benjamin Woodworth, a United States Navy pilot during the Vietnam conflict, has some lessons he can share. He saw two tours of duty in Southeast Asia. Since his retirement from the service, he has worked in an inner-city job-training program in Memphis, Tennessee, and is now security director of a bank. He also teaches Sunday School and works with military personnel as a Christian Science Minister for Armed Services Personnel. Here he talks with Michael D. Rissler, Associate Editor of the Sentinel.

It's interesting to read about soldiers who have reunions— United States service people who have gone back to Vietnam or World War II veterans who have had contact with Japanese military personnel. They seem to be drawn together by having shared something in the past.

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May 13, 1991

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