As many of you know, Matt's youngest brother Brett is a Marine currently serving in Iraq. He's been there since March and he'll be home in October (he's in Recon - the Marine's special forces - so they serve slightly shorter deployments). He was on a month long mission, so we were all anxious to hear from him. Here's an email I just got from my mother-in-law. Thanks for all the prayers!
"Just wanted to let you all know that we heard from Brett. (YEAH!!!) His mission went well and everyone came back OK. He couldn't tell us much of anything except that between times of boredom there were some really tense situations. He said they were all actually glad to be back at Camp Fallujah with all it's "modern" conveniences like toilets and electricity.
He feels like he is on the home stretch now with only a little more that two months to go! Thanks again for your prayers for him. I KNOW that God hears all of your prayers and that they are very effective in Brett's life. ~Mom"