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Word of Inspiration and Encouragement from our National Chaplain ~ Eddie D. Sumbler


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Ninth and Tenth HCAV Association, USA, INC 

A Blessed Resurrection Celebration

 Happy Palm Sunday Troopers and Families

I want to take time to wish everyone Happy Palm Sunday and the most and Healthiest Holy Week Celebration/Observance as we approach Easter Sunday on April First. Historically Jesus enters Jerusalem on the Sunday which would begin what is observed in Christianity as the First Day of Holy Week. It is the week leading up to his Crucifixion on Friday of the Jewish Calendar, Friday. And, He would Resurrect the following Sunday, which is exactly one week from the day He entered Jerusalem. The receiving crowd lay down Palm leaves and garments to hail his arrival saying Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.

You can read the full account of Jesus’ Triumphal Entry to Jerusalem for yourself in the Gospels: Matthew Chapter 21:1-16; Mark Chapter 11: 1-10; Luke 19:29-38; John 12:12-15. In many cities today there are many Christian Churches and Organizations during Holy Week will have Programs and Worship Services some both day and night programs consisting of Plays, Programs and Worship Services, some with Meals, etc., leading up to Easter Sun Rise Services and Morning Worship Services. I hope that each of you at some point during this most Holist of Christian Observances take time out of your busy schedules and Celebrate the debt paid for our Salvation and the reward of Victory made available to mankind. It is the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Living Lord that we ALL should caress and hold dear in heart, by Faith.

Again,  I along with my Wife Eunice wish everyone Happy Easter!

Reverend Eddie D. Sumbler, CH (ret) ARMY

National Chaplain, 910 HCAV



Eddie D. Sumbler, CH ret, US Army

National Chaplain, HCAV 

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Special Prayer Request: Trooper Harold Cole (Original Buffalo Soldier)


Troopers and Those knowing the Power of Prayer, Please let us join our Hearts and Minds together by Faith in Prayer for Trooper Harold Cole for healing and wholeness as he recovers form his hospital stay. 


Special Prayer Request: Trooper Donna Madison


Troopers and Those knowing the Power of Prayer, Please let us join our Hearts and Minds together by Faith in Prayer for Trooper Donna Madison as she recovers from Surgery of a Tumor on her Pituitary Gland. 


Special Prayer Request: Chaplain Eddie Sumbler & Family


Troopers, Please let us join our Hearts and Minds together by Faith in Prayer for Chaplain Eddie Sumbler and his Family, especially his Sister at the sudden death of her Husband.


All Chapter Presidents and Members Please feel free to Contact Me for Prayer and Consultation where appropriate on behalf of an Association Member, Friend or  Love One. Remember: It Never Get too Late or Too Early to Voice a Concern for Assistance and Help on behalf of Another or Self. Be encouraged.
CH Sumbler, Eddie D

 Message from Our National Chaplain

Greetings Troopers, Ladies and Gentlemen,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

it is an honor to once again serve as your National Chaplain,2017; for such a time as this. I have enjoyed supporting and working alongside Trooper (Chaplain) Fred Gray and look forward to our continued brotherly love, respect and above all service to God; while Serving You, the Troopers and Families of the Association. Above all, I thank God for His workmanship in me that HE has brought this opportunity to Serve Him through my service to each of You. A very,very special thanks to National President Andre’ Q. Williams for his trust in God and obedience to God that I find myself in this Office. Again, I say thank you President Williams for the Appointment and Congratulations on your Win both to You and those of your Staff.

I look forward to working in the future as I have over the past 25 years. I joined the Association in 1992 while stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky.  At the time, I was working with CSM (ret) Sidney Brown, who was then serving as the Civilian Chairperson of Fort Campbell Buffalo Soldier Local Steering Committee to raise Money from Local surrounding Civilian Businesses and The Military Community for the Construction of the envisioned Buffalo Soldier Monument at Leavenworth, Kansas, by General Colon Powell, Head of the Joint Chief of Staff. 
After I was deployed to Mannheim, Germany, July 1992,  It was a few years later We attended our first National Reunion, it happened to be during the National Presidency of COL Franklin J. Henderson who Appointed me as the First Official National Association Chaplain, It occurred after I had been “Called on the Carpet,” by Trooper Harold Cole. It soon became an Annual Trip in July for Eunice,and Me  flying from Germany to the different Reunion Locations.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
 I hope to bring some Fresh and New ideas and plans to extend,improve and upgrade the level of Chaplaincy Operations and Chaplaincy Services for the Association both during and after our Annual Reunions. Historically, the Chaplain has always played a significant and pivotal role in the early and even long term life of the Troopers. 
I like to say to each of you in closing, it never gets too late or too early to give me a Call if there is a serious problem.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Eddie D. Sumbler, CH (ret) USA
National Chaplain, 910HCAV 


Chaplain Eddie D.Sumbler

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