50 years later, Eagle Scout Evans Hunsburger was inspired by his grandfather's worn copy to work to republish it as his Eagle Scout project.
In 2002 he succeeded and over 375,000 copies have been distributed, blessing service personnel and public safety workers around the world. Sponsored by the General Commission on United Methodist Men, UMM units around the country have been active participants in distributing these powerful little books, providing spiritual comfort and nurture to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan as well as 9/11 workers here at home.
Chaplains attest to their usefulness in reaching those in real need with words relevant to the daily challenges they face.
The latest recipients of copies of Strength for Service include the crew of the recently commissioned USS New York. The ship was built containing 40 tons of steel from the Twin Towers in her bow as a witness to the ongoing American commitment to freedom. Read more.
See how your men's unit can be involved at www.strengthforservice.org.