The Spencer Project - Part 3
"...It's almost midnight, and as usual I can't sleep. I tucked my little boy in bed and lie down to read “Field of Influence.” Some crazy lady came into my work with a chaplain and a huge heart! The chaplain was a good choice because of the miles of respect I have for him. Being my typical hardened soul, I was not overly interested in what I assumed was going to be a lecture about God, or that I lacked the proper amount of Catholic guilt in my life. However, what I got from her was a wave of passion. So excited, so talkative, and incredibly appreciative! Before I knew it, I offered this woman words that were kept hidden for 4 years. Before, only immediate family were allowed to read them. Then, the recent darkest words I felt compelled…
As I read Jenny's kind words and those in the replies, I was petrified! Seeing myself from another's point of view is odd and I've never been big on recognition.
As I read and as I am typing now, I'm lying in bed with tears streaming down my face and neck, overwhelmed with heartfelt gratitude and reminded of past horrors. The process of doing what I do each day, the sacrifices my family has endured, the painful injuries to my body and soul, and the death of so many of those who fought by my side, are all quite taxing. Knowing there are good people genuinely concerned about those of us who would never ask for anything in return fills my heart with the determination to continue forward.
Jenny, I'm reading your book because I really want to believe there is something more! I so rarely let others see the real me for their safety and mine...lol
Thank you for this chance to share my story with you. From your past, I see you are a fellow Warrior. I'm in good company!
I look forward to hearing more of your account! "
The Spencer Project
Field of Influence
A Free eBook for All U.S. Military Chaplains
The purpose of The Spencer Project is to offer United States Military Chaplains another tool in order to help aid them in ministering to service men, women, and veterans who struggle with overcoming PTS and substance abuse.
What is Field of Influence ?
Field of Influence is a Christian fiction novel who’s main character is a Marine who gets wounded in combat only to return home and fight another battle in addiction as a result of post war-related pain and stress.
The subject material in Field of Influence is intense and written straight from the core of human struggle. This graphic look inside the depths of soul is meant to not only guide those in the midst of trials, but educate those who are affected by them.
What is the hope behind fulfilling this project ?
Our hope is that all who read this story understand the sovereign nature of our Almighty God and that nothing is beyond His ability to restore.
What is the Author’s desire ?
The author’s desire is that through her own past war, she is able to encourage the weary fighter, enlighten the confused bystander, and help birth new beginnings founded on faith.
Who is Spencer ?
Spencer is a brave Soldier that willingly expresses his personal journey with many of these struggles through written testimony.
How to obtain an eBook of Field of Influence:
To obtain your own personal eBook, please reference The Spencer Project in an email addressed directly to the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention which branch of the military you serve along with any questions.
For an overview of this material, you may email:
U.S. ARMY Chaplain Caleb R. Schumacher at: email@example.com.
But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands.
Isaiah 32:8 (ESV)