Fixing Adventist Chaplaincy in Canada

Recently, I reviewed the story of St. Martin of Tours (AD 316–397) with my class. Martin, who was born to pagan parents, became drawn to Christianity early in his life. But forced into the Roman army, he lived the life of a soldier starting at age fifteen. At one point, his company was moved to Gaul (modern-day France), and it was there that he saw a cold, homeless beggar by a city gate. With nothing to give the beggar, Martin cut his cloak in half for the man. That very night, Martin had a dream in which he saw Christ wearing the very same half-cloak he had given to the beggar. Martin would eventually be freed from the army, becoming a monk and even the bishop of Gaul.

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