Friday, May 05, 2006

Soldier of the Year

Amanda Kukura, of Niagara, Wisconsin, attended our youth group in Iron Mountain, Michigan while I was completing my Masters at Northland. As we both lived in Niagara, our family got to know Amanda and her family well.

For the past couple of years, she has been stationed in Kuwait as support to the troops in Iraq. Word just came today that she won an award for her work there. She was nominated for and ended up winning NCO of the year. She was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and will also be inducted into the NCO Corps. What an honor! We're proud of you, Kook!

Please continue to pray that the Lord will help Amanda to be a faithful Christian there in Kuwait. She has about three months left to serve on her tour of duty. If you'd like to pass along your congratulations, feel free to make a comment below. I'll be sure to forward them to her.

1 comment:

Marissa said...

What an honor, Kook! It's incredible to see how the Lord is using you as a soldier of Christ and of the United States. I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work! My prayers are with you!

Love you,
Marissa Bear