Are you in the Military?
Stationed in the Norfolk Virginia Beach area?
Are you lonely, homesick, or bored?
Tired of eating galley food all the time?
Always stuck on the ship with nothing to do?
Hanging out alone at the mall getting old?
"Come join our extended family..."
A HOME AWAY FROM HOME FOR MILITARY MEN AND WOMEN
Yvonne and I have been opening our home to young servicemen and women stationed in the Norfolk Virginia Beach area every weekend for 21 years. We try to help them alleviate feelings of loneliness, isolation, boredom, and homesickness by providing a safe, comfortable, home and family environment. A place where they can get away from their bases or ships and back into a “real home” for a few hours each week.
Yvonne and I enjoy building relationships with young military men and women, getting involved in their lives, and having a positive spiritual influence on them. These young adults quickly become part of our extended family. We often tell them that they are “guests” only the first time they come into our home. If they come back, we ‘adopt’ them as part of our family.
We get together for food, fun and games every Saturday night. And, for a family style dinner, movies, fellowship and worship every Sunday afternoon. Several times a year we go on special events day trips to historical sites in the area.
Dr. John and Yvonne Wagner
Our Weekend Activities
5:00 - 9:00 PM
Food and Fun
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Family Style Dinners
Worship, Prayer, Movies
Historic Sites Day Trips
Civil War Battlefields
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in…”
Additional Support Activities
Deployments are a part of military life. So whenever one of our adopted sons or daughters leaves we are at the pier to say goodbye or welcome them back.
Officiating at the wedding ceremonies of our “adopted” sons and daughters is one of the highlights of our ministry.
We also stay in contact with our adopted “sons” and “daughters” with personal visits. Here we visited one of our newest grand children in Ohio.
What Some Servicemen and Women Have Said:
Want to join the fun?
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
We realize that many of you can’t physically participate in our activities for a variety of reasons. We are developing ongoing Bible studies for you! In our Bible studies section you can read and learn about what God’s Word has to say to you. If you read the lessons and have questions feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you might have.
To get started, check out the study of the Book of Revelation on our YouTube channel: