W.Va. State Police donates bulletproof vests to Okla. missionary project
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia State Police has donated more than 150 used bulletproof vests to a missionary in Oklahoma that will ship the vests to police departments across the country and around the world that are in need of the life-saving equipment.
The Armor for God Project, which is run by Ten-Four Ministries, collects donated vests with expired warranties, refurbishes them and sends them to police departments that need them.
The State Police sent the Armor for God project 165 vests, 40 of them almost brand new and barely used by the officers they were issued too.
"Many of our officers who get a vest are detectives or work in headquarters and may not need the vest every day," said State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous....
Jim, I have to respectfully disagree with you. The only reason this is being done is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Giving the vests away are just the means in how that is being done. I'm sure you understand that rarely will you get the entire story in the media. Although if you read this entire story it discusses the presentation of the Gospel.
These vests are either hand delivered by members of Ten-Four Ministries who present the Gospel to the officer receiving it or they are mailed along with Gospel Tracts.
You can see additional details at www.vestforlife.com.
This is a very good idea, if you can identify the honest cops in Mexico, they could certainly use them. If a person who happens to be a Christian wants to do this , fine. But it is not a Christian mission! What is a Christian mission? Spreading the gospel! Don't try to identify Christianity with social action programs, no matter how worthy the may be.
Matthew 26 51And behold, one of them that were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and smote the servant of the high priest, and struck off his ear. 52Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Hmm, doesn't sound like Christ was saying to start a donation of shields for the local police.
So, get some law abiding atheists involved, well at least those that abide by the secular authority and Catholics, and you probably might get better results. Just don't call it a "missionary" project, even if it was ran entirely by Christians.