Reach Out To Our Favorite Army Guy!
A Card, a Letter, a Care Package Perhaps?
This is Sven Jenson, son of Karen and Chris
Jenson who come to the 8:15 am service, and brother to Kitty Robinson
who comes with husband Christopher and baby Alice to the
10:00 am service.
When I see pictures of Sven commanding a herd of tanks, (what do you
call a whole passel of tanks anyway?) I can hardly believe it. Just the
other day, he and Kitty were our awesome acolytes, They were so cute.
And now Sven is a Captain in the Army in Syria.
is in an area that is under the "protection" of a Kurdish militia group
(they've been fighting ISIS, & cleared them out of their town, but
the Syrian government may soon become a threat -- they don't like
Kurds). He has met with their commander a couple of times and
feels very positive about the man. These Kurds have drive and
determination, as they face Turkish tanks with their pick-up trucks.
common Kurdish people are very happy to have US forces
there. As our Army drives through an area, the people are
smiling and waving and flash the "V" for Victory sign. They
truly look on the US military as saviors for helping them get rid of
ISIS and keeping Bashar Assad's forces out of the
area. They have told Sven of at least two atrocities
committed by ISIS that we have never heard of, but were both horrible,
blood thirsty attacks on innocent people.
is now in command of the perimeter defense for the largest Air
Force Base in Syria. His men are also the QRF (Quick Reaction
Force) for any "event" (attack) within a certain proximity of the
base, or on the base itself. About 90% of all the supplies
that are flown in go to the Kurds. Another reason the
locals want to keep us safe.
Sven's days are very long. Up at 5 or 6 am and out the
door, uh... tent... for a run, then in to work. He usually
gets back to the tent about 12:30 or 1 am and is back at it the
next morning. Seven days a week. "Home" is a
canvas tent he shares with 11 others. There are no walls, and
have NOTHING on this base, so if you're willing to pay for over-seas
shipping -- Quest Bars (all flavors) are VERY welcome, as are
Cup 'O Noodles, instant oatmeal, dried fruit, nuts, etc.;
and Flaming Hot Cheetos make great "packing peanuts!!"
will need to attach a "Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note -- CP 72"
form (I think the clerks have them & you have to ask); and, if
you use a Large, Flat Rate box you can send ANY weight for $17.40.
CPT Sven Jenson
A / 1-35 AR
APO AE 09314
Use this one to send letters or packages --
and, keep in mind, it'll take 3 weeks or more for items to arrive to
Thank you! He will be so thrilled to hear from you!!!
Temporary Prayer Chain Change
I will be out of town March 23-April 1.
You may also call the church office: 714-879-8070
This Friday March 23rd, 6:30 pm in the SHACK room
Get ready! Here comes one of Projectionist
Extraordinaire Gene Cantwell's favorite movies! On Friday, March 23,
6:30PM, Emmanuel Movie Night presents 1989's "Bill and Ted's Excellent
(comedian Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are two present-day
metalhead school slackers who will eventually become the inspirational
'Great Ones', changing the human race into a peaceful utopian
society--through their music! But if they don't pass their history
class, Ted will get shipped off to military academy and this future will
never happen. Enter time traveler Rufus (George Carlin) to assist the
bumbling duo in passing their final history test/exam. T
beguiling grab-bag of time-travel clichés, hard-rock music and
Valley-speaking cool dudes is a flawless, purpose-built cult classic.
As always, admission and snacks are free, and the company is
Emmanuel Episcopal Preschool Paint Nite
April 7th 7:00 pm in Edwards Hall
We had so much fun we are doing it again!!!
At paint nite a local artist will assist
and inspire us all while we socialize, sip wine and eat snacks for a
great cause. We'll end up painting fond memories and a priceless
No art experience necessary!
To register go to