This past weekend I enjoyed speaking at the dedication of Cadence’s newest hospitality house, The Gathering Place, at Ft. Carson, Colorado.
The F.E. Warren Air Force Base recently shared a story about one man’s search for community and how he found it on-base. I’m shy. I don’t really know how to introduce myself or carry on a conversation, and it tends to make interactions awkward. I know it’s my job within Public Affairs to talk to […]
In September, as an effort to save money, I sold our second vehicle and bought a moped from a Marine friend. This decision made sense financially and seemed reasonable since Okinawa may be the best place to make such a transition. I had hesitations at first, but I am happy with the decision and I […]
Greetings and Merry Christmas! This advent season is a special one for the Jolin’s. God has given us a special gift this year. A baby girl! She is a gift so far out of our comprehension, that we honestly believed it was not possible. On Nov 20, 2017 Brianne Marie Jolin came into the world. […]
Reach Out Columbia, “an inspirational Christian magazine serving the Midlands of South Carolina and beyond,” recently highlighted the need for Christian ministry to the military and specifically two Cadence ministries serving the Ft. Jackson community. Read the full article here.
Our ministry is people . . . Well, it was done. Officially. “Cadence International, Ft. Benning, – Koinonia House” was now an actual thing. Worshipful song had been lifted; Holy Scripture, pondered; Moving poetry, expressed; Affirming words, spoken; Time-Capsule, safely entombed. With heart-felt prayer, every room anointed. What was left of our day of […]
Waiting in the lobby An extra hour opened up in my schedule while on base this morning. I didn’t have much time, so I walked down to a little coffee shop with a seating area that looks out to the base passenger terminal and down into the lobby of the hotel. It’s a unique spot […]
It’s not uncommon for missionaries to witness faithful giving. Brian Kleager has visited Burundi, Africa many times working with the Wounded Warrior Camp. Recently, Brian and Aimee shared an opportunity for others to help them provide ongoing support to the Burundi ministry. They received this incredible response . . . We prayed about it and […]
Cadence is in the news! Military.com shared a story about our hospitality house, The Homestead, that serves Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Alaska. Friday nights mean a full kitchen at The Homestead. Stephanie Caudle starts preparing early. House cleaning starts around noon, she said, dinner preparation begins around 4 p.m. and guests start arriving an hour […]
What makes our ministry unique? There are two things that always stand out in my mind: hospitality and the chapel. Authentic hospitality Moving beyond entertaining guests to sharing your life can be difficult to find in American culture, and with each passing generation it seems to be declining. Since moving here we have been both […]