The Rucksack Podcast, With Brian Havens


Death is not an easy thing.  Especially when you lose someone you love.  I awoke this morning to find that I had lost my best friend and he had been taken off to heaven.  He is now with the Lord and in great hands!  That does not change the way I feel though!  I feel lost, dejected, and in a sense like a big part of myself has been removed.  Elijah and Elisha had the same kind of relationship.  In fact, several times Elijah wanted to split up and Elisha was having no part of it!  In 2 Kings 2:9 when it finally became time to depart  Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?” Elisha responded “Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit”!  Do you ever feel that because of that loved one or friend, you have been made a better person?   Dan Dunn, you have made me a better person!  Because of your friendship I am left wanting! And if I had a prayer today it is that I might inherit a double portion of your spirit! Godly Friend, True Cowboy, True Patriot, True Leader!  Rest Well My Friend!!!

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Brian P. Havens is the President and Founder of Brian Havens Ministries. In addition to BH Ministries, he serves as a Pastor in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He is a Veteran of service in the United States Army of 14 years of service where he served as a Combat Engineer, Airborne Paratrooper, and Chaplain Assistant. He has served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, Kuwait, Qatar and finished his service through the 82nd Airborne Division, 18th Airborne Corps. He is an Alumni of Crown College in St. Bonifacious, Minnesota. Havens and his wife, Deanna, have five young sons: Mitchell, Elliot, Oliver, Colton and Parker, who are a very active part of the family ministry respectively. The Havens both, Brian and Deanna, come from families with military backgrounds, and have a burden for Military Service Members, Veterans, their Families, and Military Churches and specialize in Evangelism, Discipleship and Leadership, while also having a focus on Evangelism and Outreach for churches looking to bring evangelism into their communities. He is the author of Between Combat and the Cross, a Co-host Active Duty and Host of “The Rucksack” with Mars Hill Network, and founder of Freedom Family Camps. His recent book, Between Combat and the Cross, was just released in September 2015 by BH Ministries Publishing.