Not Ashamed!

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RON HELLE / AUGUST 5, 2022

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.”

I could feel the blood rush to my face. We have a term for this in the Marine Corps: “Good initiative, bad judgement!” In this case it wasn’t even good initiative. I’m sitting on the end seat of a four-hole outhouse (we had a more endearing term that I won’t use), in the dark, in our artillery battery position along the Marine Expeditionary Airstrip at Chu Lai, Vietnam. I was bemoaning the fact that I had been brought back from serving with a Vietnamese Ranger unit as part of a Forward Observer team. I didn’t have the designation — I was learning it OJT (On the Job Training), as my predecessor had been killed in action. I obviously was not speaking favorably of…

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