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Church raises money for soldiers' gear in Afghanistan

(Greeley Gazette) A Greeley church with a history of helping local police and firefighters has now expanded its ministry by raising money to provide one of its former church members and his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan with personal equipment needed to help protect them in the field.

Faith Bible Baptist Church, located at 320 35th Ave. is an old-fashioned, fundamental, independent Baptist church. The church’s Senior Pastor, Matt Walters takes as strong stand on social issues of the day such as abortion and same-sex marriage. The church is also a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment.

“The problem is the gloves the Pentagon issues are not of the same quality,” Curtis explains. “The government issued gloves wear out after a few months and do not hold up under the rigors of a combat environment, but our church member has had these gloves for three years including two years in combat conditions and they are just now beginning to show signs of wear.”