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The curious case of Bowe Bergdahl

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Meanwhile, Bob Bergdahl struggled with his faith in the face of his severe trials. Proctor said the grieving father has been open with him about his struggles. “And at the same time he has always come back to his belief that God is in control, and his very strong commitment to clinging to Christ,”  Proctor said. “It is very much like a Job situation.” 

Trials likely will continue as U.S. military officials prepare Bowe Bergdahl to return home. Officials say the soldier is in good condition at a U.S. Army base in Germany, where he will undergo medical treatment, process his experiences, and begin communicating with his family again. (Robert Coie of the OPC’s Committee on Chaplains and Military Personnel said a pair of chaplains in Germany hadn’t yet gained access to visit Bergdahl as he recovers.)

Even as controversy over Bergdahl’s disappearance and release grows, Proctor said he’s praying for “a healing in the comfort of the gospel.” He told his congregation—which joined many other congregations in praying for Bergdahl regularly—that the soldier would remain on the church’s prayer list: “Now those prayers need to change in focus to healing. … And I see that primarily as spiritual.”

Jamie Dean
Jamie Dean

Jamie lives and works in North Carolina, where she covers the national political beat and other topics as news editor for WORLD. Follow Jamie on Twitter @deanworldmag.

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