Church provides support, peace of mind for military spouses

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 03:54 PM.

"One of the things the guys are really concerned about is that their wives are going to be lonely or just sitting in their homes by themselves," Julie said. "We try to make it a point to reach out to new members and let them know (for instance) when we are going to the park."

Mom’s Night Out, a free, three-hour childcare service on the first Friday each month, allows mothers to run errands or enjoy free time.

Drost, who moved to Crestview from Fort Bragg, N.C., has called the church and its services a "blessing."

Her husband, Josh, agreed.

"When you’re deployed, you are always worried about your family," he said. "Just knowing that someone can take care of my house ... is a big stress relief."

Josh, a 7th Special Forces engineer sergeant, hascompleted several deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Soon, he will train in Costa Rica and North Carolina.

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