General the Lord Dannatt of Keswick
in the county of Norfolk
Former Chief of the General Staff
PERSONAL EVANGELISM AMONG THE FORCES
A brief look at the New Testament will show that Jesus Christ was often in touch with soldiers and was concerned for them personally and spiritually.
Soldiers were also near Him when he died. Some remained quite unmoved by His sufferings but to one there came a great moment of spiritual light that led to his clear confession, "This was the Son of God".
It is significant that the first Gentile church meeting took place in the Army quarter of a Roman Centurion named Cornelius (Acts 10).
It remains as important now as it was then that Christians, following Jesus' example, should be in touch with military personnel and concerned with their spiritual welfare.
Queen Elizabeth II