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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 
distributes 
millions of inspirational
 publications free to 
the military,
nursing  homes, prisons, a
nd
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

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

You may find yourself so buried by chores that you don’t know where to start asking for help. Here are some tips.

by Edie Melson

A smiling soldier with a pack over his shoulder

This gift at this time in our lives served as a reminder that God provides what we need when we need it.

by Edie Melson

A field of American flags on a green lawn

I thought I’d share this (tongue-in-cheek) list sure to be familiar to those who have had a loved one in the military. 

by Edie Melson

The connections we have with those in our lives remind us that we are a part of something bigger than ourselves.

by Katie Allen Berlandi

A boy folding a flag at military camp. Photo courtesy CRISTA Operation Xtreme

Military kids grow up knowing what it means to serve an idea greater than self. But it's not always easy for them...

by Edie Melson

Military families are a forgiving group. But to help you avoid some possible pitfalls, here are a few things to avoid.

by Edie Melson

I was faced with the certainty that I was no longer in charge of keeping him safe...

by Edie Melson

Watching all these people come together to reach out to our men and women serving warms this military mom’s heart.

by Edie Melson

The outpouring of kindness from teens once again proved the depth of God’s grace...

by Edie Melson

I knew sleep wouldn’t return anytime soon, so I grabbed my Bible and thumbed through the pages, searching for comfort...

by Edie Melson

My grandmother Ruth Stafford Peale was a big believer in making space and time for thought, prayer and creativity.

by Katie Allen Berlandi

Every family needs prayer–they need to be reminded that you are praying for their soldier and for them. But there's more you can do...

by Edie Melson

I learned that staying focused on God and keeping busy were the best ways to protect against the fears about deployment...

by Edie Melson

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