While attending the Evangelism Conference in Moore, OK, this past January, I spoke with the head of the Chaplaincy Department at the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma.
To make a long story short and readable, I am attending Chaplain's Training next week in OKC. Two weeks later, I'll complete a Critical Incident Stress Management course at the OKC police department.
When these two things have been satisfactorily accomplished, I'll then apply for endorsement from the North American Mission Board.
The goal is for me to be an Endorsed Chaplain available for Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. It appears my first assignment may be Haiti!
Please pray for me as I begin this new "chapter" in my life. I have the full support from my church and I shouldn't have to be away from the pulpit more than a few times each year.