Fallen Soldiers March®

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A 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Dedicated to
Providing Biblical Counseling,
Service Dogs, and Veteran Advocacy

Francis Beeman, U.S. Navy Veteran, ABC & AACC Certified Biblical Counselor

Francis Beeman, U.S. Navy Veteran, ABC & AACC Certified Biblical Counselor

Background

“Doc” Beeman resides in the Chicago Suburb of Streamwood Illinois where he provides biblical counsel and soul care to active military, veterans, first responders and their families. Former professional education includes general and surgical medicine, clinical psychology, research neuropsychology and group and individual therapy. In 2008, “Doc” Beeman, only his mother calls him Francis, was introduced to the ministry of Biblical Counseling.

In 1967 our country was engaged in a horrific struggle with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Ultimately more than 3 million men, women and children died in the conflict, including over 58,000 Americans. Uncounted millions more have suffered, and still suffer, from physical, psychological, and spiritual wounds.

Not all of the residual damage experienced in combat is easily seen. Countless men and women have returned from the battlefield battered and wounded. Modern medicine has provided healing to the body, but many veterans continue to fight an internal conflict which is difficult to understand, and even more difficult to overcome. Regrettably, many of our warriors who survived the conflict overseas, die by their own hand as they lose hope and choose death as the solution to their pain. Fallen Soldiers March offers an alternative answer that has been demonstrated to be successful for several thousand years.

When we were deployed on the battlefield, we went into the fight surrounded by brothers who would willingly die, if needs be, so that I would be protected. As a platoon corpsman, a combat medic, the “Doc”, I was surrounded by fellow warriors who knew that I would do everything within my power to bring them home alive. They made the same commitment to me. We were the embodiment of John 15:13, we were prepared to lay down our life for one another.

The mission doesn’t need to end once we return home. As brothers, fellow warriors, we are stilled called to serve one another, care for one another, to love one another (Gal 5:13, 1 Thes 5:11, John 13;34).

And we are called to remember the families of the returning veteran too. When one member of the family serves, the whole family bears the weight of this service. When a service member is wounded physically or spiritually, every family member grieves and feels the pain. Fallen Soldiers March is here to help this process of healing by including every family member in the biblical counseling experience and bringing the whole Word of God to bear in the lives of these men, women and children.

But our ministry doesn’t end there. As someone who has benefited from the companionship of a service dog, I have seen how God uses a living creature as a tool of recovery. When the wounded veteran needs physical assistance or emotional support, a trained canine companion or service dog might be the next step in the healing process. But whether it’s providing a four-legged battle buddy, or simply listening, praying and providing soul care and comfort for the veteran and his/her family, we are here.

Fallen Soldiers March is helping to fulfill the mandate handed down by our Lord recorded in John 3:34, “A new commandment I give to you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” And echoed in the words of president Abraham Lincoln, “… to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan …”.

Fallen Soldiers March is committed to serve those who chose to set their personal lives aside for a time, in order to serve the needs of their country. We welcome you to serve along side us if you’re ready for the challenge.

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