Welcome to Military Support Network

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This ministry currently offers various opportunities of support for our military personnel both locally and abroad who are primarily connected with Camp Pendleton. For more information and involvement please stop by the Military Support Network table after a weekend service or e-mail Jack & Nina Baugh, our church’s Reps.

 

Hands-On Opportunities

Check out the Latest News tab below to learn about upcoming opportunities for you to help with special projects or events.
For further inquiry, please e-mail Jack & Nina Baugh

MSN List of Needs

Most of us American Christians have a sincere desire to support our military. The Lord continues to bless the Military Support Network ministry and NCCC as we endeavor to love and help these families by our “find a need and fill it” motto. We thank the Lord for these opportunities! If you have any of the following items you would like to donate, please contact the church office at 760-929-0029 X157 or contact Jack & Nina Baugh at 760.721.4527, or click here to send an email. Thank you so much!

Items continually needed by our military families:

Gift Cards - (Supermarket, WalMart, Target, etc.)
Beds - all sizes from cribs to king size + bedding
Sofas - Occasional Chairs - End Tables - Coffee Tables - Lamps
Tables & Chairs - any size
Dressers - from child size to adult
TV’s - TV Stands
Entertainment Centers
Book Shelves - Desks
Computers
Washers & Dryers

Kitchen Wares:
Small appliances
Dishes
Glasses
Silverware
Posts & Pans
Cookie Sheets - Cake Pans

Baby Items
Changing Tables
High CHairs
Pak ‘n Plays
Potty Chairs
Chairs, Strollers, Swings, Sit’n Spin, Toys, Books, etc.

Baby/Children Clothing (No Adult Clothing)


Calendar


Military Support Network News

Wow and Thank You!

Team Terrific!!!  Here’s the latest response from our best contact in
Afghanistan at this time.  1stSgt Mike is no doubt a great leader of our
warriors as they struggle to fulfill their mission in desert heat where
“heat and dirt” is the constant!

Bless you all for caring and sharing with our warriors!!!  ‘Tis amazing what
a little thought and love from the homeland means.  Humbling, isn’t it?!!!!

Nina & Jack
MSN
NCCC

——-Original Message——-
From: Cato 1stSgt Michael
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:18 PM
To: Jack and Nina Baugh;
Subject: RE: Package arrived

Wow and Thank you,

What a great package and at the right time.
As we are starting to lose some of the creature comforts the Marines were
ecstatic about the gifts.
Funny but they were excited about the zip lock bags too!! Very funny, but
they are tired of the dirt.

I have attached pictures of a group of Marines and the letters as well.
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To: Briana and Kately (apologize if I miss spelled anyone’s name)
thank you for the awesome drawings, continue in the arts, there are a lot of
great things that come along with artistic, to include all the smiles you
see in the photo, thank you Ladies.

To the Grown Ups:
Thank you all for the continued support and making a difference in
everyone’s lives. I can honestly say that the ‘Pay it forward’ mentality and
Family atmosphere is one we teach here. We have Marines volunteering at the
USO and other venues out here, all because it was given to them so they are
giving back.

Thank you all and have a Blessed Week,
Uuraghhh Get Some!!!

1stSgt Cato, Michael W.
R4OG Sergeant Major

New Opportunities to Serve!

You all are such a blessing to our Camp Pendleton Marines/Sailors and we know it blesses your hearts to serve them in whatever capacity you are able.  What a wonderful opportunity we have to spread the Lord’s love and to serve those who volunteer to bleed and die for us!!

Annual Ball Gown Give Away (BGGA)

MILITARY SUPPORT NETWORK is in gear to support our 10th Annual BGGA (BallGownGiveAway) event 2014 to the benefit of our Camp Pendleton Marines/families as they plan for the many Birthday Balls to be held in celebration of the USMC’S 239TH Birthday!  We can only imagine the burden it places on military family budgets to get “all dressed up” for a formal evening and what a blessing for our civilian community to help provide the necessities!  Should you have an appropriate gown, jewelry, strappy shoes, evening bag, shoulder wrap etc. to donate, please visit the volunteers at the table set up in the piazza each Sunday through the month of August.
The date of the BGGA event on Camp Pendleton is September 26/27 this year.
With questions or to volunteer to help with this effort, please call Leslie @ 858-722-3276. 

Listed below are upcoming opportunities with basic dates information, and additional detailed information (location, duties available etc.) will be available soon.
Please check the dates and let us know if you are interested and available on any of these dates: 

The following dates involve smaller units – up to 400 expected to attend:
AUGUST 16th   -  SATURDAY -  11:00 – 2:00pm
AUGUST 29th   -  SATURDAY -  11:00 – 3:00pm
May the Lord “melt, mold, fill and use” each of us for His glory as together we serve HIM by serving others.
In His service with you all, shoulder-to-shoulder!
Nina & Jack

PLEASE respond ASAP to let us know if you are willing and able and are able to clear your calendar and providing helping hands.
With our appreciation and love,
 
Nina & Jack
Military Support Network
North Coast Calvary Chapel/Carlsbad

MILITARY SUPPORT NETWORKPendleton

In our 9th year
Together we make a powerful contribution to our military warriors and their families aboard Camp Pendleton now for 9 years, Team!  When downsizing, remodeling, getting a new mattress, bed, table/chairs, sofa, lamps, end tables, moving, etc. the Marines/Sailors will provide Transport & Manpower to pick up needed furnishings.  Why should our warriors have needs not met when we up and down this coast have such a great opportunity to bless them!  Thank you all for all you have done through the years to share your excess and provide a hand-up, not a hand-out!!  The Lord helps us “Find a Need and Fill It” through you all!
Also, we continue to serve Root Beer Floats and Ice Cream Sundae’s at Family Days on Base.  What a small thing compared to what they do for us.  Deployments are simply HARD, as is continual readiness training!!!  We love being able to pass His love along by serving them.  Sign up at the MSN Table in the piazza on Sunday mornings or e-mail Jack and Nina at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be added to our supporter’s list and/or with brief description of items you may have available.
Blessings on you all!!!

Another Big Thank You!

Team,  the following was received from the FRO
(Curtis)  regarding their Christmas Party held at the Historic Ranch House
on Camp Pendleton, December 21st:

Hi Nina & Jack,
            I pray this finds you and yours off to a Blessed New
Year!  Just returned from a small vacation, attempting to catch up on all
that has transpired since. Wanted to say thank you again for all your
efforts and the efforts of the awesome Team from NCCC for making the
Regiment’s Christmas Party another huge success!  You guys made our Lord
look good!! Thank you!

With much appreciation in Him,

Curtis
Family Readiness Officer
CLR-17

“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is
lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” Billy Graham

What a privilege it was for us to provide the pecan, apple, pumpkin pies,
and to have such a wonderful team of supporters show up to serve, and serve
and serve!!!  You guys were absolutely AWESOME and what a privilege for us
to be able to “make the Lord look good” . . . to those in attendance that
day.  Wasn’t it absolutely amazing?  HEARTY thanks for all the support,
whether in prayer, gift cards, energies and efforts, etc.

Much love to you all, and may His hand of mercy, love and grace be upon you
all throughout this new year - 2014!!!  God Bless!!!

Nina & Jack Baugh
Military Support Network
North Coast Calvary Chapel/Carlsbad

Awesome Opportunity!

 




TYPICAL ITEMS REQUESTED:
  Beef Jerky
  Baby Wipes (larger ones preferred)
  Assorted nuts, (more than candy)
  Homemade cookies/candy
  Cans or pouches of Tuna
  Plastic jars of peanut butter
  Crackers
  Summer sausage (but call it “meat” - - on the Custom Forms) 
  Trail Mix
  Protein/Energy Bars
  Good reading material (“soft Christian books”, sports magazines, etc. paperbacks)
  Christmas Cards (new ones for them to send back home to family/friends)
  Christmas paper/envelopes (they don’t need stamps – as postage isn’t charged them)
  Something “Christmas-ie” to help decorate their quarters.  (a filled Stocking, small Christmas tree, string of lights, etc.)
December 7th would be VERY latest to send a Christmas Care Package.  The second unit identified above is to be deployed for a year, and it will be approximately this time of year - - - 2014 - - - before they return.  Let’s not forget them!
They all LOVE to receive notes from people (young and old)  and if you would tell them about your family, your pet, your years in the military, etc. . . . . it would be so much more interesting to them than to just send a package of goodies without any “personal” info.  Doesn’t that make a lot of sense?  If you are comfortable with it, include a picture of yourself, your family, your pet, etc.  Invite them to contact you upon their return and let you meet them for coffee, lunch, at the beach, etc.  These are   OUR   guys/gals, Americans.  Wouldn’t it be our privilege to help boost their spirits and help keep their morale up?  The Lord can use us by simply being willing to love them enough to send encouragement and appreciation.  We would caution against sending ‘heavy’ Christian messages until you hear back (hopefully) from one of them and find them to be receptive.  Our job is to LOVE on them.  The Lord will work on their hearts.
Wow!  What a privilege to have such a wonderful group of red-blooded American supporters in you all who love and cherish our warriors who are standing up and doing their utmost to keep us free and safe here at home in our Country!  Lord, help us to allow you to lead us to bless where these warriors need us.  We desire to allow your Spirit to live, move and bless through our lives.  “Lead On Lord Jesus!!”


These shots were taken at the big Turkey Give-Away the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, when some 225+ turkeys were provided to Edson Range Training Staff in an attempt to bless them and their families.  Horizon North County Christian Fellowship and North Coast Calvary Chapel joined in the effort and a great time was had by all.  ‘Tis more blessed to give than to receive’,  what a concept!!

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Wounded Warrior West Battalion

WHAT A BLESSING!!!  We served a healthy, submarine sandwich luncheon, complete with veggie trays, lots of wonderful fresh fruit and melon, and then to those who were interested we served Root Beer Floats and Ice Cream Sundaes too.  We served approximately 75 individuals.  Then when stragglers came in we put together quesadillas, and that really brought on the smiles.  After arriving home, we received a call from our contact there indicating they all decided ours was the best “feed” from an organization they had experienced to date!  Now that’s a compliment, in our books!  All praise to the Father who opened the doors and allowed His love to move on in.  wink  If you have a heart to be a part of this effort in the future, please sign up at the MSN Table some Sunday morning or send an e-mail and we’ll do our best to keep it all straight!  (We need an office mouse in the house! wink  A summer BBQ would be a possibility, should there be adequate interest to pull it off.  Let us know what the Lord lays on your heart.  Available days to serve lunch:  Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs each week.  Lunch to be served at 11:00.
Thanks for caring and sharing yourself in one way or another in this ministry effort to bless our troops/families.  You all are such a blessing!!

Chaplain Support

We have a “job” to do in support of Chaplain Wilson as he is over CREDO (Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation) on Camp Pendleton. (see message below)  He is doing an outstanding job in saving marriages and hopefully a positive impact will be felt throughout the Navy/Marine Corps. He is “pushing limits” with an aggressive CREDO program.  He needs our support in many facets, however right now he is asking for prayer!

We (all of us as Military Support Network) have the privilege of “coming-along-side” this chaplain by keeping him supplied with “incentives” that he uses to keep interest alive and well on Base.  To date we’ve been supplying him with stacks of gift cards ($10-20) to various places (ie: Starbucks, Del Taco, Subway), as sometimes guys/gals don’t hustle back into class at one of the retreats, and the chaplain indicates little incentives help him keep today’s generation more attentive.

It is such a blessing to have the likes of you all who believe in supporting our troops support and thank you for allowing us to act on your behalf.  The Lord has a mission for each of us and many opportunities come our way!  What a team!!!  What a privilege!!!

Love being “Onward Christian Soldiers” with you all, as we lift Him high!

Jack and Nina
MSN
NCCC,

Jack and Nina:
Please keep us prayed up here at CREDO.  We have a very big retreat this weekend and I will share its impact after this weekend:-)

Very Respectfully,
Chaps

Some News

We want to share the wonderful devotional reading which blessed us today:
“I am the Light of the world.  Men crawl through their lives cursing the darkness, but all the while I am shining brightly.  I desire each of My followers to be a Light-bearer.  The Holy Spirit who lives in you can shine from your face, making Me visible to people around you.  Ask My Spirit to live through you as you wend your way through this day.  Hold My hand in joyful trust, for I never leave your side.  The Light of My Presence is shining upon you.  Brighten up the world by reflecting who I am.”
Copied from Jesus Calling, and based on John 8:12;  Matthew 5:14-16; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Exodus 3:14.  We pray this quote blesses you!
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NOW, . . . we’d like to share with you a bit of “goings-on” regarding Military Support Network.  The furniture ministry is alive and well, and thank you all for being so proactive in sharing your items, and by letting your sphere of influence know how to bless these young military families by passing along items of furniture and household goods and children’s items to help fill needs.  We wish it was possible to share specific highlights more frequently with you, but know you realize the unbelievable amount of time and energy required in this ministry.
We must take the time to share this story with you, as follows:
A family in our Church body wanted to donate a car to a deserving military family.  The plan developed and six candidates were submitted to the donors and they made their first and second “winner” selections.  The candidate who became the “winner” family consists of a young Corporal Marine, his wife and their 18 month old daughter and they are in the EFMP (Exceptional Family Member Program) on Base.  The baby was born with her intestines unattached (imperforate anus) and spent the first six months of her life in the hospital undergoing surgeries.  Continual adjustment will be required through the years.  The family was transferred here to Camp Pendleton in April of last year and the baby was hospitalized for a month following their arrival.  With only one car, you can imagine the inconvenience and shuffeling that was required and the young Cpl never was heard to complain, he simply walked everywhere.  His co-workers offered to give him a ride, however generally he simply did not let on and would simply walk wherever he needed to go.  You can understand why this couple was selected.
The donors of the car were impressed with each of the candidates, and have provided a nice gift card for each of them..  What a blessing!! 
“Coincidentally”, the ‘runner up’ couple will be receiving a nice gently-used expensive mountain bike recently donated to this ministry.  ;o)

Also, we want to share a couple of upcoming opportunities to bless at events being held on Camp Pendleton:
A Sweetheart Dinner is being held for a limited number of military couples by one unit to cap off a “The Five Love Languages” workshop this coming Friday evening and we have been asked to provide our Root Beer Floats and Ice Cream Sundae’s for their dessert, and each of the 10 couples will receive a $50 restaurant gift card which will be attached to one of those large Costco jars of peanut butter filled pretzels.  Thanks for your support that has made this possible!
The following week we are joining with a number of Churches in the area in support of a large unit (4500 troops) whose Chaplain is soliciting assistance in waging war on the high divorce rate amongst our military marriages.  We will be providing nachos and chips, cokes and several raffle gifts.
We so appreciate your prayer support for these precious families and the opportunities MSN has to “be there”.  “To God be the Glory”!
In His service with you, shoulder-to-shoulder as Onward Christian Soldiers!
Nina & Jack Baugh
MSN
NCCC

Military Blood Drive

MSN has recently been requested to provide Rootbeer Floats to units holding Blood Drives.  Most recently we served SOI (School of Infantry) guys at their barracks Blood Drive.  (see picture)  What a blessing to serve them!
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If enough blood is not collected on Base, our military has to purchase blood from outside sources in order to adequately provide for military hospitals at all installations, including war theatres.  Blood donations from our general population is encouraged for this reason.

Opportunity to Give

Your continued support of our troops by donating gently used furniture and household items is essential with regard to military families.  So often young families arrive on Base from all sections of our nation, receive an assigned house, and have no furniture with which to make a house a home.  Your contributions help tremendously in stretching their paychecks.  THANK YOU for caring and sharing!  Please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with a brief description of items available, along with your phone number should you be able to assist us in filling needs.  Military persons are required to provide “transport and manpower” and will come to you to pick up.

Thank You from Afghanistan

Here’s an email we received from a unit in Afghanistan:

Well we are a happy bunch now!  Total surprise to see those ice chests arrive!
The neck coolers were a hit, everyone has one now - and ALL are in use!
We have plenty of bungee cords now so thanks, very helpful for the day-to-day things we use them for.
We are almost to our goal to have a cooler for each vehicle! Your contributions are very much appreciated!

Attached we wanted to show our thanks.

Click here to see the attachment: Message_of_Thanks.pdf

Fun for All!

These pix were taken May 27, 2011 at the CLB-1 Regiment Field Meet and we were there to serve root beer floats and ice cream sundaes to 1400 troops at Lake O’Neill.  In the one picture, a big pan of brownies (provided by food services) was empty but a couple of the guys ‘ham-it-up” - - chewing on the sticky spoon!  Fun time, and 16 of us were blessed to serve them.  Ooh-Rah!  wink image  image

Need for Bikes/Helmets

We received this request recently and thought we would share it in case there is anyone wondering why they are keeping bikes on hand when they are not being used.

Thanks for all of your continued support for our Troops, Gang!!  What a pleasure, ... right?  “Little is much when the Lord is in it!”

God’s blessings upon you and yours,

Nina & Jack Baugh
Military Support Network
NCCC

Jack and Nina,

I am a military wife and my husband is with ___ Company, and will be coming home next Saturday on the Advanced party. He’s been deployed since December 8th in the __ MEU.  I actually have 2 trucks and a horse trailer, also a large 17 yr old son so I definitely have transportation and manpower to pick up.

Please keep me in mind if you come across any bikes that people are looking for homes for. Thank you so much for all that you are doing. You truly are amazing people at NCCC. 

God bless you and have a wonderful Easter!

  AD

Report on “Meet the Troops” Evening

The Lord was so gracious to us as the rain subsided and the sun came out on the afternoon we were meeting the troops (Wed., Apr. 6th) and it was a nice comfortably warm evening.  Eight of us had the privilege of serving nachos to families and loved ones of the soon-to-arrive 3300+ troops who flew into March Air Force Base and then were brought by bus to Camp Pendleton at one of the Parade Decks where the welcoming party gathered.
Customarily, a facility on Base serves hotdogs and popcorn, water and sodas to the welcoming families/friends as they wait for the buses and our nachos were a hit!  We arrived at 5:30pm and the troops actually arrived at 8:00pm, because of non-surprising delays.
We served seven of the large (gallon size) cans of nacho cheese sauce (warmed) and chips until the troops arrived.  It was a thrill to see the happy reunions.  We had a small amount of cheese sauce and chips left which was sent away with a Marine who took them to one of the barracks for the single guys.
We were all blessed to be in support of the families/friends and troops!
Thanks for your continual prayers for our troops.  Bless you all!
Nina & Jack
MSN
NCCC

Report From Afghanistan

Some of you may remember meeting Chaplain David Kim some a couple of months ago at Church.  He was dressed in his uniform that day and appreciated all of you who stopped by to pray with and for him and his men soon to deploy.  We have a list of items requested by these guys from 1/5 (Infantry forces) at our MSN Table every Sunday, along with flat-rate boxes from the Post Office.
Chaplain Kim has just written (below) and lists additional items they are requesting.  This promises to be a VERY difficult mission as it’s Spring time there and the Taliban likes to attack our guys now that the winter and spring rains are subsiding.  Hopefully you and your family will be willing and able to pray for these guys daily at the time indicated below particularly.  All day long we can be in constant prayer for the Lord’s hedge of protection around these warriors.
This unit is replacing Darkhorse which took such tremendous casualities a few months ago and no doubt you’ve seen e-mails asking for prayer for Darkhorse.  We never stand so tall as when we pray on our knees before our Lord and Savior.  We can do this!
Read below and let your hearts guide.  God’s blessings upon all as we link arms with these warriors in our hearts and minds.  To God be the Glory!
By the way, we have been collecting neck coolers since the latter part of last summer and will be sending boxes of them to this unit this week.  Upon receiving feedback from Chaplain Kim we may be requesting help with making more coolers.  Hopefully many of you will be sending little spray bottles, per request below.

From: David Kim
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 5:52 AM
To: Jack and Nina Baugh
Subject: On deck
Friends of “Geronimo” 1/5,

I just wanted to drop you all a line to let you know that we arrived safely at Sangin, Afghanistan and are currently getting settled in to our Forward Operating Base (FOB) here, one of three main ones.  The men are beginning to take over operations, and the overall mood is one of anticipation and curiosity.

Things have started to heat up already, both in terms of temperature and enemy activity.  One term you’ll hear me use is “kinetic,” and going back to your physics days, that means active, and for us, it’s a bad thing.  The spring fighting season is right around the corner, so please do keep us in prayer.  Again, we will be praying at 0800 each morning, which is 8:30pm Pacific Time.  Please join us in prayer to keep us covered.  I cannot share specifics yet, but I can tell you that we are already feeling the effects of those prayers!

For those of you interested in sending care packages to our guys, just from a few days on the ground, I have some edits/additions to the list I sent out before.  Fly paper or other fly traps would be great.  We’re not sure yet if mosquitoes will be a significant problem, but the flies are everywhere since we are located next to the Helmand River.  Also, it’s going to get hot.  Anything to help these guys stay cool that they can wear with their uniforms and that are easy to carry would be great, e.g. small spray bottles vs. Super Soakers.

I will have sporadic access to the internet when I am on the road.

Thanks, and God bless!

LT David D. Kim
Battalion Chaplain

“Make Peace or Die” Romans 5:1-2

Care Packages

Good people, we just received this e-mail from Chaplain Miller whom together we’ve been supporting for the past 6 months.  You will appreciate his report.
With appreciation for your caring/sharing hearts as we serve Him together by serving others.
Nina & Jack Baugh
MSN
NCCC

To all of our great supporters.

I am happy to say that the time for us to come home is upon us, and we are looking forward to our reunion with you and our families.

I know I’ve said it before, but I really can’t tell you how much it means to have your support and to receive packages from the States while we are out here. We look forward to every mail delivery, and each box is like opening a present. The guys get so excited to see items they are used to seeing from back home. The socks, baby wipes, razors, shaving cream, canned food, ramen noodles, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, green t-shirts, underwear, flip-flops, nail clippers, candy, books, magazines, cookies, coffee, electric skillets with pancake mix, letters, cards, pictures, etc, etc, etc, were such a tremendous blessing.  I can’t even begin to express the unquantifiable impact you’ve made on the wellbeing, morale, and focus of the troops. It sounds strange, but it’s true, that you may have literally saved someone’s life because of what you sent. You never know who got a nice boost in spirit because of something they got in a package, which made them feel a little better that day, which made them focus on their job that much more, which made them find the IED rather than the IED finding them.

You can be proud of the young adults serving in our military. The responsibility that some of them carry is larger than you can imagine. Guys in their early to mid 20’s are in charge of groups of other guys, making sure they have everything they need for survival, and are staying sharp to save their lives. Not only that, but they also meet with locals and hold professional meetings with men old enough to be their grandparents to discuss road improvements, school attendance, shop improvements in the marketplaces, and so on. They influence not only the way the world views the Military, but the United States as well. It truly is amazing to watch these young people rise to the occasion and represent our country so well.

Thank you for your wonderful support.

It’s been an honor to be over here serving such fine Americans as yourselves.

Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)

-Chaplain Miller
LT Timothy J. Miller
Chaplain, United States Navy
2nd Battalion, 1st Marines
Afghanistan

“God is found by sinking into the heart of the moment as it is.” -Kathleen Deignan

Helping Marine Families in Need

Thanks to you all, we were equipped and able to help this young Marine wife when she needed us.  What a privilege for NCCC to provide a safe and “soft place to fall” when needed.  To God be the Glory!!

Nina & Jack

From: “Susie”
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 12:25 PM
To: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Subject: Hello nina

Hi Nina,

How are you doing?  I don’t know how to start but I really want to know if you and your Church could please help our family with some grocery gift cards or gas gift cards, and diapers for my daughter.  We are having financial difficulties and we need to buy some food and diapers and right know I am desperate because we don’t have money left. I am embarrassed to tell you this, but since you helped us at Christmas I kept your email so can you please do your best to help.  We really be thankful to you,

We still have 1-1/2 weeks until my husband gets paid and we have run out of stuff.  My husband is a Marine and we have 3 children.

Thank you.

Help Military Families

Help support our troops and their families by donating furniture or household and baby items. Military personnel is required to provide manpower and transport for heavy items. We invite you to keep up to date with the needs of our military families by checking back on this website from time to time.

Cookies and Pancakes

Hey there, Team Members!!
Received this from our Forward Chaplain on the front this morning and wanted to share it with you asap.  The cookies he is referring to are those we baked up with a Marine wife who found out we were planning to send cookies over and she said, “I’ve always wanted to do that.  May I come bake cookies with you?”  .... We sent one very full box as a “test package”;  found ways to improve our packing techniques however, that we used when sending the multiple boxes just last Monday.  It’s always comforting to know our boxes were received.
Don’t we appreciate the picture as it’s truly worth a “thousand words”!  wink
Serving Him with you,
Nina & Jack
MSN
NCCC

——- Original Message——-
From: Miller LT Timothy, Chaplain
To: Jack and Nina Baugh
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 12:50 AM
Subject: Skillets

Hello!

Just wanted to send you this picture of one of our guys making pancakes for his buddies. A huge hit!!!
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Also, we got the cookies. Believe it or not, most made it here just fine. But the bottom of the box was definitely a cookie crumb sandbox. We salvaged most, and they got eaten pretty quickly.

Thanks for all your support.

Grace and peace,

-Tim

LT Timothy J. Miller
Chaplain, United States Navy
2nd Battalion, 1st Marines
Afghanistan

Mattress Needed

A couple on Base experienced a water pipe break in their home while they were away from home;  she had just had surgery (was at doctor’s office) and had been sleeping on the floor downstairs on their queen size mattress (from upstairs bedroom) in order to not have to climb the stairs.  Sofa and mattress need to be replaced.  They have been moved to another home on Base but did not have renter’s insurance therefore have to replace furnishings at their own expense.
Should you know of anyone moving, downsizing, or replacing a mattress would you please let us know?  Thanks so much!
Oh, ... BTW!!  We mailed all of the cookies off today in six (6) large flat-rate boxes, and right at 800 cookies are on their way to Afghanistan!  Way to go, civilian troops!!  wink

MegaCookies!

Did you guys bake cookies, ... or what?!!!!  Bless your hearts!  We are in hopes each of the 1050 guys in 3/1 currently deployed to Afghanistan will . . .  before it’s over receive a hand full of cookies each, at least.  Chaplain Miller visits approximately 9 different FOB’s (forward operating bases) out on the points (front lines) and will parcel out our packages.  We have sent a couple of cookie care packages (large box) previously, and recently have sent two boxes of the Tootsie Roll ‘candygrams’ and have another box ready to go.  We thank you all so very much for sharing your hearts of love and encouragement with these heroes of ours!  We never know when this act of Jesus love will make the difference in the life of one of these guys.  Jesus knows!!  wink
 
We love and appreciate you all!!
 
Nina & Jack
MSN
NCCC

Celebrate and PRAY!

We received the following message from our Base Chaplain and want to share it with you dear ones as we stand together in support of our troops and their duty as they strive to keep us free and safe.

Jack & Nina Baugh
MSN
NCCC

“Dear Pastors and Friends,

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

As I visit and fellowship with churches and believers in the area, I am encouraged to hear good reports of “no losses within our flock.” As I read the article below, I too celebrate God’s providential protection for many of the Marines and Sailors who go forth from Camp Pendleton to places of war. As we rejoice, however, let us not forget that there are mounting losses in our community.  Remember, memorial services and funerals are being held in base chapels and in some congregations somewhere.  Remember also that there are some families who may face these tragic losses without benefit of clergy because of choices they have made to not include God in their personal or family lives.  Remember there our chaplains in the battle zone and back here at home that are daily dealing with the tragic impact upon fellow Marines and Sailors, spouses and children, mothers and fathers.  Remember, there are many who do not know “the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

As we celebrate our good fortune, please join with me in praying for those outside our church walls or our particular fellowship of believers.

Got Jesus?  Don’t keep Him.  Be eager to take what he gives you and give others.

Chaplain
O.J.Mozon, Jr.
CAPT, CHC, USN

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As printed in North County Times
1 Jan 2011:

Bell tolls frequently for local Marines in Afghanistan
  Reports of their deaths come with regularity.
  Last week, there were two more battlefield deaths for Camp Pendleton’s 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment.
  The announcements were terse.
  On Monday, it read: “Lance Cpl. Kenneth A. Corzine, 23, of Bethalto, Ill., died Dec. 24 of wounds received Dec. 5 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.”
  On Wednesday came this: “The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Cpl. Tevan L. Nguyen, 21, of Hutto, Texas, died Dec. 28, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.”
  After more than nine years, the outcome of the war in Afghanistan remains as uncertain now as it did when it was launched in response to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
  What is certain is that more locally based troops will be killed and wounded, as several thousand are scheduled to deploy to the southern Helmand province in 2011.
  The base toll death for 2010 in Afghanistan stood at 56 through Thursday, according to a count kept by the North County Times.
Of those, nearly two dozen were from the base’s 3/5, the “Dark Horse” battalion.
About 20,000 Marines are in Afghanistan, with a like number expected to be there throughout the next 12 months. (more)  “

Thank you, MSN, from Afghanastan

To our NCCC Onward Christian Soldiers who are supporting our USMC Marines.  We have been supporting this Chaplain (Timothy Miller) as you know, and have just received this e-mail from him regarding Christmas “on the points” in Afghanistan.  These Marines have no ‘niceties’, other than what they receive in care packages.  As you may recall, Chap. Miller requested electric skillets, pancake mix, syrup (we also sent lots of peanut butter) and this is the latest response from him.
We would love to get this message out to our entire Church family on a Sunday morning, but unless it comes from the pulpit most will not hear.  Truly this communication ties our hearts closer to our warriors and causes us to desire to do all we can to “come-along-side” in support.
Know this will bless your hearts!  Let us continue providing prayer support for our troops!  “Lead on Lord Jesus!”
Nina & Jack
MSN
NCCC
——- Original Message——-
From: Miller LT Timothy
To: Jack and Nina Baugh
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2010 8:53 PM
Subject: Skillet

Good morning from Afghanistan!!!

I hope the Christmas season is bringing lots of joy to you and the church.

Just wanted to let you know that we received another new skillet, it made it perfectly, along with the two bottles of syrup, which were totally fine.

I am doing a midnight Christmas Eve service in the Chapel tonight, and am going to surprise those who show up with some freshly made pancakes! Breakfast out here usually consists of some powdered egg mix and some nasty greasy sausages, so pancakes are going to be an amazing treat!

The power out here is testy, and when I did a trial pancake run yesterday, I blew the circuit breakers. However, I figured out that if I unplug my coffee pot, then the circuit will hold up! So, coffee first, then pancakes… and we should have a pretty nice service.

It is supposed to be 26 degrees tonight, so I can tell you that walking into a warm chapel tent with the smell of pancakes and coffee will be like walking into heaven for some of these guys. I’m very excited! I’ll be sure to send pictures.

I’m also doing a Christmas morning service in the Chapel, for the less faithful who don’t want to come at midnight J

I pushed some pancake mix to another group of marines who have already been cooking them up in the morning, and the report is that they love them.

Thanks for the great Christmas gift. It’s little things like this that mean the world to these guys who live with nothing more than a sleeping bag and a few pair of uniforms – no hot showers and no heat in sub freezing weather.

Please keep us in your prayers. For those who can’t be at church in the States, I’ll continue to bring church to them.

Grace, peace, and Merry Christmas!!!

-Chaplain Miller

P.S. The link below will take you to our unit’s website, where you can see pictures and read news articles about the work we are doing.

2nd BAttalion, 1st Marines Website

Congratulations Nina & Jack on receiving the US Marine Corps Spirit of Hope Award for tireless support of military service members and their families in Southern California!

Learn all about the award by clicking the Spirit of Hope tab.

Posted by nc3 on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 11:35 AM

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Military Support Network Media

Congratulations, Jack and Nina Baugh, on winning the US Marine Corps Spirit of Hope Award for 2009!

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To learn more about the award, take a look at this extract from the Hope Award Program.

Nina & Jack’s Report on the Hope Award!

Our October 26th trip to the Pentagon regarding the 2009 Spirit of Hope Award was more than we could have ever dreamed of and all because of the Lord’s plan to have someone “here in the shadow of Camp Pendleton” step-up-to-the-plate and become the conduit through which He could connect our surrounding community with our military community in an effective way.  What an amazing privilege!  Many people in our community have storage units rented to store extra “stuff” that isn’t being used and many people have come forward with the heart to share their items with our military families.  As a result, this effort as well as many other avenues of service to the military community, Praise His Holy Name, is benefiting many of our military personnel/families.
We had no idea there even was a “Spirit of Hope Award” on the planet and when we were contacted about being submitted as candidates for this award, we were simply amazed!  Somehow the Lord graced us with this honor.  Our daughter (Joyce/Tulsa) and son (Rick/Atlanta) were able to get away from their careers and join us, and also Jack’s cousin and wife in Florida (who took the challenge to their Church and have sent many care packages) made the trip also.  We have pictures received from the Coast Guard’s Pentagon approved photographer, if you are interested further.  They would not allow personal cameras in the Pentagon.
Bob Hope’s son (Kelly) was present and actually pinned the lapel pin on my jacket.  He was a kick, ... and Bob Hope’s niece was present also, Linda.  You will see both of them in the pictures.  Also present was the sculptor who works very closely with the Hope family in the creation of the medallion.  This is the fella placing the medallion over Jack’s head (Don Wiegland).  We shared the medallion as each nomination received but one.  We love being a team!  wink
Upon our arrival in the Pentagon we met our escort who told us we were to have an audience with the Asst. Sec. of the Navy prior to the ceremony, and that was quite a surprise!  We quickly realized we were among friends and they were Christians!  Amazing!  The Lord was truly in the entire mix!  The Asst. Sec., after a brief conversation regarding our ministry efforts, asked what they could do to further benefit our mission!  The gal (Evonne) who was one of our two escorts wrote us an e-mail a couple of days after our visit in follow-up regarding a conversation I had with her about how badly our military families need marriage and child-rearing guidance.  We have a wonderful mom in our friendship circle at Church who is an adorable gal, and she has personally birthed 12 children!  They are an amazing family and she is a dynamite “conductor” in her home and they all meld and work together as a beautiful orchestra!  The oldest is approx. 24 or 25 and the youngest is 10 months.  There are only two girls, the 16 yr. old and the 10 mo. old.  These are such beautiful children, and so well behaved. In addition, this mom homeschools all of the children!  She truly is amazing.  Anyway, our idea is to put together a video-clip of her with some of her basic wisdoms to share.  Young people today need their information quickly (or we lose their attention) and we realize a book would be a waste of time/money, and would take too long to get printed, .. whereas a video could be shared with myriads of young marrieds/moms quickly.  Please remember this effort in your prayers as we desire to be sensitive to His will and be in the center of it!
Back to the ceremony, ...  the gentleman to my left as we are seated on the stage is a humble guy who, along with his wife, lost his Marine PFC son in 2006 combat.  They have purchased 180 acres in the St. Louis, MO area and have turned it into Camp Hope, a handicapped accessible lodge and land where disabled vets can enjoy hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreational activities outside.  I spoke to him after the ceremony, expressing our sympathies and his response:  “It’s the price we pay for our freedom”.  Amazing man.
After the ceremony our family was given a personal tour of the Pentagon which was amazing.  Even though Jack had been in the building many times throughout his career, it was such a blessing to each of us!  We toured the area where the 9/11 airplane struck and became aware of how much worse this strike would have been had the plane hit in any other location of the building!  Amazing!  They have a beautiful memorial wall with all 184 named who perished there that terrible day.
We have a printed program from the ceremony which may be of interested to you.  We picked up several copies but not enough for everyone.  We would love to share it with you but don’t know exactly how to accomplish that.
None of my family of cousins had any idea as little kids just how much our Uncle Warren Lee’s life, sacrificed the first day of WWII’s ‘Battle of the Bulge’ would continue to influence us throughout our lives.  We are thankful the Good Lord has allowed our uncle to live on through our collective lives.  Thanks to our Christian faith and upbringing in this ‘Greatest Country on God’s Green Earth’, Praise God . . . “all things are possible;  only believe.”!  “If just a cup of water I place within your hand, then just a cup of water is all that I demand.”
Thanks for your interest, love and prayers for this Military Support Network ministry as we serve Him together by serving others.  May our Lord Jesus be glorified!
Jack and Nina Baugh
Military Support Network
North Coast Calvary Chapel/Carlsbad

 

Posted by nc3 on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 11:37 AM

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Mission Statement

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                            NCCC MSN MISSION STATEMENT
                                                is
                                    “Find a Need and Fill It”   
            (with regard to our military personnel/families at Camp Pendleton, CA)

This ministry endeavors to make a positive difference in the lives of our military personnel /families as we sit here “in the shadow of Camp Pendleton” in North County San Diego.  We as a congregation are blessed to be able to help fill needs during this time of frequent deployments with our troops in “harms way” in Afghanistan and Iraq.  It truly is our privilege to help alleviate some of the stress and strain these families endure by being sensitive to their needs, to care and share.

                                    OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT:

1)  Do you ever feel you have too much “stuff” in your life?  Would you like to share your items and gain space while also benefiting a military person/family?  Or possibly, are you remodeling and need to find a home for your good gently used items?  We have a tremendous opportunity to express concern and support directly with our young military families, and we reach this multitude through e-mail contacts with Chaplains, Family Readiness Officers (FRO’s), and/or Officers, as well as individual households.  The military person interested in a particular “advertised” item is required to provide “Transport and Manpower” to pick up items directly from our local donors.  Many warriors own a pick-up truck, or can borrow one … or have a friend who will help them out, as they have the strong bodies to lift/load furniture!  Additionally donors have opportunity to personally reach out and express appreciation to members of our military.

Naturally, all items donated need to be in quite good condition, and clean.  We don’t give our heroes “junk.

Items continually in demand on Base are the basic necessities to help make a house a home, ie:

*    Beds of all sizes, from cribs to king size

*    Kitchen appliances (microwaves, coffee pots, mixers, blenders, can openers etc.)

*    Dishes, pots and pans, silverware, bake ware, bowls

*    Linens, towels, bedding

*    Sofas, occasional chairs

*    Dressers, chest-of-drawers

*    Kitchen tables/chairs

*    End tables, coffee tables

*    Floor lamps, table lamps

*    TV’s

*    Pac’n Plays

*    Strollers

*    Toys, books

*    Patio furniture, barbeques

*    Tools

*    Baby, toddler, young children’s clothing (clean and stain-free, please)

*    Baby blankets

2)  With contributions received we purchase gift certificates to the Commissary on Base and make them available to Chaplains and Family Readiness Officers to hand out when they feel a need is justified.

3)  At this writing we are supporting six (6) deployed Chaplains with care packages and they know to contact us when needs arise.  On Sunday mornings after both services we have care package lists and addresses information available at our MSN table.  Besides toiletries, goodies, reading material, we also send scripture “dog tags” for Chaplains to share with Joshua 1:9 “I will be strong and courageous.  I will not be terrified or discouraged for the Lord my God is with me wherever I go!” on one side, the Prayer of Salvation on the other side.

4)  MSN sends thousands of pairs of antimicrobial socks to our deployed “boots on the ground” troops, for as one warrior told us years ago, “If our feet are happy, we are happy.”  We can only imagine how the extreme heat, sandstorms, dirt, extreme cold all attack the feet, besides the inability to launder socks frequently.  We purchase “seconds” for $1.25/pair in large quantities, and the company guarantees the “seconds” in no way compromise wear-ability.  Amazing!

5)  Additionally, we endeavor to come-along-side our units on Base to help with special events, whether it’s a Pre-Deployment Brief, a Return/Reunion session, special Family Day events, Sweetheart Banquets, Holidays etc. by providing gift cards to local restaurants or supermarkets.  We also provide Chaplains and Family Readiness Officers with holiday gift cards to Target &/or WalMart.

A small SUV is in the parking lot on Sunday mornings, unlocked and made available for individuals to bring good usable (soft) items and deposit them directly into the SUV.  We ask that bags be labeled to indicate contents, ie:  girls sizes 3-4 clothing, or queen size sheet set, etc.  These items are distributed right away through Family Readiness Officers on Base.  We are unable to accept adult clothing, with the exception of maternity clothes.  We so appreciate all of you who support these efforts, and may God bless you for your interest in supporting our heroes in the method that suits you best.

Continual prayers asking the Lord for His protection and mercy upon our warriors is the MOST important way we can support them.  Also pray for their marriages, for the wives and children, and that we all become keenly aware of ways to serve our Lord as Onward Christian Soldiers!

Posted by brotherjung on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 12:18 PM

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Ways to Help

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Help Military Families

Help support our troops and their families by donating furniture or household and baby items. Military personnel is required to provide manpower and transport for heavy items. We invite you to keep up to date with the needs of our military families by checking back on this website from time to time.

Baby Shower

We can always use baby shower items. Gently used items are acceptable. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or bring the items to the MSN Table on Sunday morning.

Other Ways to Help

*  Check out the Current News tab to see upcoming events that offer opportunities for service.
*  Donate gift cards or other items on the “Items Continually Needed” list.
*  Send packages to deployed troops.
*  Pray for our troops and their families.

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or stop by the Military Support Network booth on Sunday Morning to volunteer.

Posted by brotherjung on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 12:19 PM

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