Make an Impact Through the Chaplains’ Ministry

July 14, 2023 by Nicole Curtis

One of my greatest joys is managing the Chaplains’ Ministry for The Upper Room, which sends thousands of donor-sponsored copies of the daily devotional to military, VA hospital, and prison chaplains who request them. Nearly every week, chaplains call me to ask for more copies or to share their gratitude: “The stories are a blessing,” “We can’t keep enough of them,” or “We are so grateful for these devotionals!”

Because of the generosity of our donors, The Upper Room is expanding the outreach of this powerful ministry. Originally founded to meet the needs of military chaplains and later prison chaplains, the Chaplains’ Ministry now includes VA hospitals. And most recently, we received a request from a chaplain who serves with Stand Down, a Veterans Affairs program that works with homeless and at-risk veterans. The demand for The Upper Room daily devotional continues to grow and we want to meet that demand for the sake of the Gospel.

One Navy chaplain writes: On deployment with limited access to the Internet, The Upper Room is a great source of fresh and creative content that breaks the monotony of long days and nights. For many of our sailors, the devotional is less daunting than picking up the Bible for the first time. For others, it is a comfort to flip through the familiar pages of a booklet they remember picking up in a church lobby. Gratitude overflows for this ministry for being a constant, no matter the changes in time, place, or situation.” 

Frankie, a chaplain library worker at a correctional facility, writes: “I was SO excited to receive our first shipment of The Upper Room! It brings me great joy to share the Gospel, especially through its positive, encouraging stories. The weekly reflection questions allow us to gather together to encourage one another, and the monthly calendars help us to track our readings. The daily devotional has really improved my quiet time with God and my spiritual time with other believers. Thank you for this wonderful blessing!” 

What gracious words from two of our Chaplains’ Ministry friends! With your help, we can resource chaplains, sending them hope and comfort for the people in their care. The Upper Room can continue to be a “constant” to our military men and women, veterans, and incarcerated brothers and sisters with your gift today.

Nicole Curtis serves as communications and Chaplains' Ministry manager at The Upper Room.

P.S. Each year, The Upper Room sends 300,000 copies of the daily devotional to military, VA hospital, and prison chaplains. For $42, you can provide a chaplain with 10 copies per issue of The Upper Room for one year. Will you give today?

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