For the second year in a row, Shandon members opened their hearts and homes to host basic training recruits from Fort Jackson on Christmas Day. And for the second year in a row, we continue to receive glowing reports of a wonderful time spent together! Between Shandon and a sister church, around 128 trainees enjoyed a home-cooked meal and some sweet family time off base. Please pray for these young men and women as they prepare to graduate and start their military careers.
To get involved in other military outreach opportunities, CLICK HERE to submit an interest form. Scroll down to hear from a few families who hosted this year!
The Johnston Family
“We loved having Nicole and Michelle spend Christmas day with our family. They made our Christmas extra special and our boys loved having them around. We’re so thankful for their service to our country, and hope they enjoyed it as much as we did. We hope to host again next year.” – Ainsley Johnston
The McAllister Family
“We had a great visit with the soldiers and are truly blessed to be a part of this opportunity. The guys had a great time. They got to watch my husband deep fry a turkey, and they ate until their hearts were content. They also got to shoot bow and arrows and relax.” – Barbara McAllister
The Williamson Family
“What a wonderful experience it was for our whole family to have two soldiers in our home for Christmas. They were polite and interacted with each of us. I hope this tradition continues. We will certainly sign up to host again. Thanks for giving us this opportunity to be greatly blessed.” – Allison Williamson