"For my New Year, I will travel to Bagram Afghanistan to deliver a box of cards (among other things). One of the lay pastors took a box to Spin Boldak along the Pakistani border, and I am sending a box to Kabul. After that, all of the cards would have been distributed, and they will be found with Soldiers all over Afghanistan. It's really cool!" .... "received his cards, and they are all over Kandahar. I thought I'd die laughing when a Soldier offered me one!" "I have a team of ... Soldiers and Sailors who travel around Afghanistan daily, and I can say with great love for God that He has protected us. All of my subordinate units have qualified for the Safety Award, not because I am a great Commander or because I have an exemplary safety program, but because our God has shown His favor and protected us with His own hand, and by the power of His angels (isn't that awesome!). When we receive the award, I'll thank God for His divine protection. As I like to tell my friends...He protects me because I'm His favorite! I am blessed and highly favored! Of course we're all highly favored, but I take it literally and personally! I put my name in Psalm 91, and 139, and 23, and John 3:16 (and everywhere else!). His love for us is individually specific, and at the same time, it is collective. He loves me the way I need to be loved, just as He loves you just as you need to be loved! Don't we serve an awesome God?!"
Friday, December 31, 2010
Posted by Operation Safety 91 at 2:52 PM
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Hi, received the prayer cards on Christmas Eve! Thank you Lord. The 1st 12 went out to our local fire captain- my 12 year old handed him the cards and said, "Merry Christmas"! We are very excited to be involved and of service!!
Be Blessed, Ed & Joseph
Operation Creekside Prayer & Care Packages for US Troops
Posted by Operation Safety 91 at 3:44 PM
Friday, December 24, 2010
OCFR Station 37 receives Christmas cake
from Ed Ganster, OS91 FounderOS91 makes "Merry Christmas" rounds to Orange County Fire Rescue in Oakland, then Winter Garden Fire Rescue Station 24, then Station 22. Enjoy! We appreciate you all!!!
LT. Palmer and WG Firefighters at Station 24 receive gifts from Ed
and a drop off for Station 23 and Winter Garden Police Dept.
Grateful WG Firefighters of Station 22
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I Just wanted to let you know I received the Psalm 91 cards today. Thank you so much, they are beautiful! I feel so much better about my husband deploying to Afghanistan next month knowing that him and his buddies will have them in their possession. I really cannot thank you enough. Kerri
Santa stops at Operation Safety 91 !
How our hearts were touched tonight when Santa made a special stop at OS91 headquarters! Winter Garden Fire Rescue truck made the way for Santa with lights and siren to surprise Ed and Mary and give us the opportunity to have a photo shoot with Santa himself! (We must have been reeeally good this year!!!) Thank you to our Winter Garden Firefighters for such a wonderful surprise! (And for the candy!) We appreciate you!!!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Psalm 91 Cards being shipped 12/4/10
As promised at the 3rd Annual Tribute to Honor America's 1st Responders, OS91 Founder Ed Ganster is busy packing and shipping Psalm 91 Cards to our Responder Chaplains to get them into Responders' hands by Christmas. This labor of love is the fulfillment of a 3 year dream that Ed and Mary have had and the reason Operation Safety 91 was founded. This was just our first trip to the Post Office with many more to come.
Posted by Operation Safety 91 at 1:31 PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Fire Chief Leeanna Mims meets with OS91
Ed and Mary had the honor to spend this morning with the inspiring Fire Chief of Seminole County, Leeanna Mims, who attended the 3rd Annual Tribute to Honor America's 1st Responders and has partnered with us to reach Responders. We appreciate you, Chief!
Psalm 91 books