SUNDAY 140706

Please join us for today from 10:00 to 11:00 AM for the CrossFit Amundson Olympic LIfting Class followed by Open Gym from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A CrossFit Amundson Coach will be on staff to help with the accomplishment of your fitness goals.

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“A Soldiers Prayer: The Story of Faith

In February 2004, During Army Basic Combat Training, SSG Oliver related to Private Greg Amundson and 30 other future Soldiers the story behind the Soldiers Prayer. The story is as follows:

The “Soldiers Prayer” has given strength to many men and women on the field of battle. One of them was an unknown British Soldier serving with the British Eigth Army during the desert battle with Rommel’s Africa Korps in World War II. The Soldier, huddled in a foxhole during heavy bombardment, saw a piece of paper blow into the trench near his feet. He reached down, picked it up, and read these words:

Stay with me God. The night is dark,
The night is cold; my little spark
Of courage dies. The night is long;
Be with me God, and make me strong…
I knew that death was but a door.
I knew what we were fighting for:
Peace for the kids, our brothers freed, a kinder world.
I’m but the man my mother bore,
A simple man, and nothing more.
But, God of strength and gentleness,
Be pleased to make me nothing less…
Help me, Oh God, when death is near
To mock the haggard face of fear,
That when I fall – if fall I must-
My soul may triumph in the Dust.

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