15 Jan Another Five Months in Qatar for Crystal Carpenter
Randy Carpenter, pastor of Sunfield UB church (Sunfield, Mich.), attended the Cluster Leader Training in January 14, 2013. In June 2012, Randy’s wife, Crystal, was deployed to Qatar with the 323rd Military Police Company of the Army National Guard, of which she has been a member for about seven years. She is an administration sergeant in Spec Ops.
Randy says he is able to communicate with Crystal, either live or by email, nearly every day. She is helping to lead a worship team for military personnel, and plays volleyball and football when she gets the chance.
How’s he handling Crystal’s absence? “The first month it’s okay, but after that it nosedives. My kids are in college, except for the youngest, so it’s mostly just me rolling around the house.” But he’s managing. Crystal, he says, will “supposedly” return in May.