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Extending Help to Home Front Heroes

Dory Nissen


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E5 Seargent Andrew currently serves at Fort Campbell, KY. He knows it’s important to maintain a balance between service to his country and family time. He relies on his wife, MJ, to hold down the fort during their long months of separations.

Andrew says, “She lives the primary example of what a godly wife should be. She takes care of the household. So, when I’m gone, I have no worries.”

Providing for a wife and three kids on a sergeant’s salary takes budgeting and discipline. Then, the couple learned MJ was expecting their 4th. Although excited to welcome another child, they had given away all their infant supplies. Now, they had to start from scratch and buy necessities for their new baby. On top of this, their HVAC system broke down, costing $2,000 to fix it.

MJ says, “That set us back in a major way. That was a definitely big blow.”

Andrew confimred, “Getting a hold of our financial situation is a must because we have a family. It's not just me and her."

As Christians, the couple relies on their faith in God to see them through every difficulty.

MJ says, “We just got to be patient. He's the provider. He provides, regardless.”

Their situation took a turn for the better when a military outreach called Combat Fit Battleground asked Helping the Home Front to assist. We said yes. Battleground leader, Donnie Bowen, came by to let the couple know CBN was reimbursing them for the HVAC repairs. 

MJ says, “That sounds great, thank you! That was a good chunk of money that went to that. And that is definitely helping with this baby.”

Donnie went on to tell them that Helping the Home Front wanted to provide for their baby too.

Donnie shared, “They’ve seen your wish list. And CBN wants to get you guys the stuff that you need on that wish list. So, they are going to take you on a shopping spree. How does that sound?”

MJ relied, “I’m going to cry. I’m going to cry. Because, that is great! That is huge! That is a stress reliever! Thank you!”

Donnie adds, “God is good! He’s faithful."

MJ continues, “Yes, he’s faithful. This could not have been completed without you guys’ obedience and sensitivity and having His love and His heart. So, thank you guys. Because, this is, this is great!”

Andrew adds, “This is why I have confidence in the Father. The Father is faithful, through and through. With Him everything is possible. Everything."

Helping the Home Front took Andrew and MJ shopping that day.  

MJ concludes, “The fact that Helping the Home Front and CBN is just open and able to give a blessing like this. It’s amazing. I do want to thank the CBN partners for giving in order for us to receive these blessings. It’s a very big thing. It’s very appreciated. Thanks again.Thank you.”

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Dory Nissen

Dory Nissen has been story telling for CBN since 1993. She joined CBN when her husband received orders to Norfolk, VA. She loves sharing stories of God’s grace. Her most recent focus has been on producing stories showcasing how CBN financially helps military families. As a Navy sailor’s wife, she understands the challenges military life brings.