Veterans of Foreign WarsVFW Dode Morris Post 1760
Mesa, AZ

Chaplain’s Corner

VFW Post 1760 |

Count Your Blessings Not Your Worries

First Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks. For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” Sometimes we are a very unthankful people, when we stop and think of all that He has done for us and all that He is. That is the theme of the old song, “Count your blessings. Name them one by one. Count your many blessing, and see what God has done.” But notice that that this Bible verse says, “in everything give thanks.”

Our Post 1760 Chaplain is Frank "Gunny" Alger for the current term. He is there for veterans and their families to assist in the following manners:

  • Spiritual Guidance - The Chaplain is available to help individuals and their families with their spiritual need
  • Assistance with Emergency Situations - In times of crises such as hospitalization, injury, or death, the Post Chaplain will help and provide assistance to veterans and their families.
  • Conducting/Assisting at Funerals - The Post Chaplain is available to assist families with funeral arrangements, to officiate at the service, or to assist the family minister. Additionally, the Chaplain can help with organizing an honor guard, having a bugler present at the cemetery, and having a presentation of the flag as a token of service and honor on behalf of the local Post and fellow veterans of military service.
  • Counseling - The Post Chaplain is available to provide pastoral care and counsel, and when necessary, to help veterans and their families find appropriate resources for dealing with such issues as post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, or other critical incident stress management problems.
  • Visitation - Visitation with veterans and their families to provide comfort and encouragement is an important function of the Post Chaplain.
  • Attending Functions - The Post Chaplain may be called upon to represent the Post at official functions or public meetings, and the Post Chaplain may be asked to give invocations, dedicatory prayers, or benedictions.

If any veteran, or veteran's family is seeking a Chaplain's assistance you can contact directly our Chaplain with the form below.

    Frank Alger

    Frank "Gunny" Alger


    Post 1760