Courage to Continue: Theme of 2016 National Prayer Breakfast


“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, English statesman

It takes courage to live life. After all, life is unpredictable.

Sometimes life doesn’t go as expected. Sometimes it doesn’t follow our plan. Sometimes it isn’t all we hoped for. This military life is especially challenging with long hours, extra taskings, frequent moves, deployments and separations from loved ones.

No doubt, all of us at some time in our lives will experience loss, setbacks, crisis, failure or disappointment. It’s tough to handle. That’s when we need to reach within and find the courage to move forward.

Resilience can be developed. As we face challenges, we determine to grow from the experiences. We discover what helps us cope and on whom we can depend. We utilize skills and resources to bounce back.

Upcoming is an event that you will not want to miss that will focus on leadership resilience, a message relevant to all Airmen.

The 2016 National Prayer Breakfast is April 29, 8-9:15 a.m. at will The Club. Its theme is “The Courage to Continue.” The program will include music, a video and a time to remember our fellow service members and the nation’s leaders.

The keynote speaker is the Nellis Air Force Base Wing Chap. (Lt. Col.) Dwayne Jones, who will share from his own experiences. Author and speaker, Jones was an Army paratrooper. He has served in the Air Force Chaplain Corps for 17 years. He has a graduate degree in conflict resolution, and is a subject matter expert on workplace and family relationships. He has been featured as a grief specialist on the Air Force Network and CN8.

This is a free event, with limited seating. Tickets will be made available in the squadrons.

For more information, call the Chapel office at 702-652-2950. Come join us for this uplifting and inspirational event. And, remember … it is the courage to continue that counts!