USMA: Highlights from October

Special Activities

  • 7-10 October: The speaker for our joint retreat with the NAVS was Mark Cahill. He inspired everyone with his message about the importance of sharing our faith with those who don’t know Christ. Every second that goes by someone is dying and going to hell. Since three cadets from the class of 2019 have died since summer training, we had decided this was an appropriate time to invite an evangelist in to motivate us to share our faith.
  • 15 October: After Sunday brunch we filled lots of shoeboxes for the Samaritans Christmas Box project. While some cadets got started assembling boxes, others took donated money and went to the Dollar Tree to buy toys and school supplies for the boxes. We prayed over the stack before sending them home with Kathy Hanlon, one of our Small Group Leaders, who is heading up the project for the whole post this year.
  • 23-28 October: Staff Conference was “the best one ever” as we say each year. We thoroughly enjoyed the speakers, the activities, the worship, and mostly the fellowship with all of you.

Highlighted Weekly/Routine Activity

Weekly meetings with the cadet-in-charge involve both going over some business pertaining to how we will run the next Tuesday night Praise and Worship and working through 2 Samuel. Our CIC this year is Patrick McCarron, a chemical engineering major from Colorado. He is very likable and leads by concensus of his Vision Team.

God Sightings of the Month

Our cadets came back from the Fall retreat motivated to share their faith with their classmates. On any night of the week several meet together for prayer, then begin going room to room to witness. They are bold and are much more intentional since the retreat.


Assembling our on-boarding packet for our successors is an ongoing process. We are trying to record things as we go through our year, remembering what preparation goes into each event.

Ministry Partner

We have scheduled a Ministry Partner lunch at the West Point Club as a way of encouraging unity and fellowship. We have rescheduled three times without actually meeting yet.

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This article originally appeared in COMMAND magazine, or an OCF Ministry Report.