Bert told us today that the first shipment of quilts has not yet arrived for the soldiers. :( He said there is a 14 TON backlog of mail for them!! (I told you this place is the backside of nowhere!) I can't remember whether that last quilt shipment went Priority or not, and that may be affecting the delivery. Inside, I am desperate for these men to receive our mail, picturing that they have been without much contact since arriving in this place in July. (14 tons??!!)
But this week's shipment of the next 10 finished quilts WAS sent Priority so hopefully it will get there in a reasonable time. (That is "reasonable" to loved ones, not the Army, it would seem.)
Bert also told us he fell off a roof while on patrol and was shipped back to Farah FOB for examination and xrays. He's fine, just bruised and shaken up, no head trauma; but it is very telling of their situation that his own FOB (Forward Operating Base) has only a medic, not someone with training or equipment to care for the commanding officer or any serious needs.
I can only shake my head and continue to lift these men in prayer. His Banner over them is Love.
Jan in VA