Monday, March 23, 2009

Armor Of God Project

On October 1, 2006, I began an 11 week journey at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. It was a challenging and a difficult time to be away from my family but God was so gracious during that time and in His providence, I met many wonderful law enforcement professionals. One of those was a Christian by the name of Clint Reck. Clint was a Lieutenant with the Muscle Shoals (AL) Police Department and I not only had him in a couple of classes but we had the opportunity in those 11 weeks to talk, fellowship and when I left December 15, 2006, I felt like I was leaving a very good friend behind.

Clint and I have exchanged several e-mails since our stay at the academy and upon returning home, he helped provide a copy of Take Up The Shield to everyone at his agency via the Take Up The Shield Project.

In August 2008, Lieutenant Reck was approached about sending used ballistic vests to the Philippine National Police Department in Manila. Lieutenant Reck teamed up with his home church, Parkview Baptist, and they sent 24 used vests to the Philippine National Police.

One day after receiving the vests, a high ranking Philippine Officer chased a stolen car to a dead end road and was shot point blank in the chest by the suspect. The vest saved the life of the officer. You can read about that incident here.

A few weeks ago I was in Muscle Shoals attending the True Church Conference. I sat down with Clint and he reminded me of the incredible event that happened last summer and that is when we mutually began talking about continuing that effort.

Ten-Four Ministries has teamed up with Muscle Shoals Lieutenant Clint Reck, Mr. Ray Mahan and Parkview Baptist Church in providing ballistic vests to law enforcement professionals that need them.

Along with these vests, those receiving them will get something much more important. The key to everlasting life. As these vests are given to those that need them to stay alive, we will be partnering with pastors and missionaries to present The Gospel of Jesus Christ to those officers.

The Armor of God Project is dedicated to protecting those that protect us. We will recycle used ballistic vests and provide them to officers that need them.

You have the opportunity to help in several ways. If you have a used vest to donate, please contact us on the Armor of God Web Page and fill out the form. We will pick up the vest from you at no cost and in return we will send you an acknowledgement and release document signed by Ten-Four Ministries designed to hold you harmless in any future litigation and in addition supply you with a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.

Even if you do not have a vest to donate, you can help. You can direct other officers or agencies to the web page by telling them to visit: You can volunteer to help us transport large donations or you can help us financially.

Ten-Four Ministries will be absorbing all shipping costs within the United States for this project. A donation of just $20 will likely ship one vest. If you would like to assist us, you can mail a tax deductible donation made out to Ten-Four Ministries here:

Ten-Four Ministries
P.O. Box 52005
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74152

Above everything, we need your prayers. This is an incredible opportunity to spread The Gospel across the world and we are extremely grateful and humbled by the opportunity in front of us.

You can keep up with The Armor of God Project at and we will place timely updates here on the Blog.


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