FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Soldiers from Fort Shafter attended a prayer breakfast hosted by U.S. Army Pacific, Tuesday morning, with the emphasis on resilience and spiritual fitness.
USARPAC Commanding General, Gen. Robert B. Brown, began by stating how glad he was that USARPAC was here this morning and resuming this tradition that's been going on elsewhere on the island.
While those in attendance enjoyed a hot breakfast, guest speaker, U.S. Navy Chaplain (Capt.), Mark Hendricks, Forces Chaplain, U.S. Marine Forces Pacific, shared his message, which came from Proverbs 3:1-6, "Wisdom Bestows Well-Being."
"Our purpose here this morning is to build resilient soldiers, resilient families, resilient civilians, and to have spiritual fitness in our lives; that's why we started doing these USARPAC spiritual fitness prayer breakfasts," said U.S. Army Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Grauer, USARPAC deputy command chaplain.
In attendance were the USARPAC Commanding General, Gen. Robert B. Brown, USARPAC Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Mark J. O'Neil, USARPAC Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Roger Noble, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion Commander and Sergeant Major, as well as staff and Soldiers from Headquarters and Operations Companies.
The event offered USARPAC Soldiers the opportunity to not only eat and fellowship together, but to learn and grow spiritually.
"It was something new for me," said Spc. Brice Colligan, who serves as a training room clerk with Headquarters Support Company, HHBn. "The guest speaker's message (about resilience) expanded my mind and opened it to different ways of dealing with my problems."