Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OS91 at First Baptist Cocoa with COL McKnight

OS91 Spokesperson, COL Danny McKnight introducing Ed and Mary
OS91 is so blessed to have COL Danny McKnight, U.S. Army (Ret.) as our National Spokesperson! Tonight, through COL McKnight and the gracious invitation of Dr. Charles Horton, his Pastor, Ed and Mary were invited to 1st Baptist Church of Cocoa (, to speak to the congregation about Operation Safety 91. 

 Ed prepares beforehand with the COL
COL McKnight cares deeply about Responders and is very actively involved in promoting OS91's mission to honor and protect America's Protectors: Firefighters, EMS, Law Enforcement and Military. COL has a real heart for what we are doing. In fact, not only does he promote us on American soil, he has been to Afghanistan twice this year...right in the heart of the battle... and took Psalm 91 cards with him to distribute to the Troops. One of the greatest honors Ed and I have ever had was tonight, when COL McKnight introduced us as he would normally and then added, "And they are even much more than an Organization I promote; they are very, very good friends." Thank you, COL, so much! We appreciate and love you! 

 Youth at the Fellowship dinner at First Baptist Cocoa
Young and young at heart of all ages gather every Wednesday night at First Baptist of Cocoa to eat together, pray together and listen to the Word of God. Ed and Mary both spoke while a power point of slides of photos of Responders, Responder Chaplains and Ministies, all holding Psalm 91 cards were shown on the screen. (A picture is worth a thousand words!)

Rockledge Fire Department Battalion Chief Park and Ed
Of course there are always Responders around and we make sure they get a great big "Thank you for your service!" and a Psalm 91 card!

Dakota, a future Responder!
And there were some future Responders present as well, one young man in ROTC uniform, who is following in his father's footsteps and joining the Army, and another, serving at table pictured above.

Linda McKnight showing little Olivia 
the Psalm 91 book for Toddlers
Ed and I were honored to share some family time with Linda McKnight, daughter Katie and granddaughter Olivia, who stole the show! 
Olivia with Grandmom

Happy Birthday: 88 Years Young!
Last but not least! Linda McKnight's mother, Virginia, celebrated her 88th Birthday today! Happy Birthday! All in all it was a wonderful night and OS91 thanks God for the McKnights, Dr. Horton, and for the partnership of First Baptist Church of Cocoa!

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