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Outreach Ministries

Guideposts Outreach touches millions
of lives by bringing faith and hope to people
in need of God's presence and promise.
The articles here show the huge difference
 Guideposts Outreach ministries make
 in the lives of so many. Guideposts 
millions of inspirational
 publications free to 
the military,
nursing  homes, prisons, a
children’s hospitals, and the
OurPrayer ministry prays over 
hundreds of thousands of
prayer requests by name and
need each and every year.

Recent Outreach Ministries Stories

Vines dripping from a tree in the fog with a cross in the background

I knew God loved Jimmy even more than I did–at least my head knew that–but my heart was unconvinced...

by Edie Melson

A blue and white bumper sticker that says FORGIVE COEXIST

When faced with the hurdle of forgiveness, I turn to tips from my grandfather Norman Vincent Peale...

by Katie Allen Berlandi

A line of Patriot Guards saluting at a fallen Army medic's funeral

I listened to the service, grateful that God had set his angels the Patriot Guard to watch over those who were grieving...

by Edie Melson

An American flag backlit by a lamppost at night

Here's the list I use when praying for our military men and women serving in harm's way. What's yours?

by Edie Melson

Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson's sons

Kids are much more involved with combat than in the past. It wasn’t uncommon for our military son to call his younger brothers while he was on deployment...

by Edie Melson

Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson and a group of Blue Star Mothers

The women in our local group welcomed me with open arms, sharing information, support and prayers...

by Edie Melson

Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson's Marine son, Jimmy, and dog Seger

We loved visiting on base so we could watch the relationship between our Marine son and this amazing animal...

by Edie Melson

Waving flags and cheering people welcoming home an Honor Flight

I pray that future generations recognize the sacrifices military men and women serving now have made...

by Edie Melson

Outreach Ministries blogger Edie Melson and her family

I chose to view the past while standing beside God. I prayed before I began and asked him to share his perspective on my journey as a parent...

by Edie Melson

A beautiful sunrise at the beach with a bird in the waves

As I’ve lived with a son at war, I’ve learned to spend time in God’s Word, diving in and going deep.

by Edie Melson

Dr. Maya Angelou. Photo credit: Wake Forest University

I could not help but think of Guideposts Outreach Ministries as Dr. Maya Angelou spoke, sang and read about the gift of hope.

by Katie Allen Berlandi

A Bible, a notebook and a pen for writing down prayers

My fears kept me from feeling God’s comforting presence. I wanted prayers that could give me that comfort. So I wrote my own.

by Edie Melson

A well-worn Bible held on someone's hand

Even though Jimmy flirted with disaster, I knew he never hesitated to live out his faith...

by Edie Melson

A dandelion in the weedy garden of a military family

The community supporting military families needs to make sure those left at home have the help they need. Here are some specific ideas.

by Edie Melson

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