A family welcomes home Navy Chaplain Timothy Moore in San Diego, California after a 7 month deployment at sea..
In an email from Dr. Ronald Q. Moore, father of Navy Chaplain Timothy Moore, on Friday morning, February 27, 2015, he wrote this amazing and wonderful story of a home coming for his son and his family. Chaplain Moore had been deployed for seven months.
“Thank you for the excellent article about Tim you published in Hugh’s News. You are so kind and thoughtful!! I am retuning home from San Diego today.
“It was a trip of a lifetime to meet Tim and the USS Makin Island LHD8 Ship at Camp Pendleton, California.
“There, I was taken by Hover Craft out to the ship. I met Tim, whom I hadn’t seen in 7 months. What a reunion!!! The next morning we came into San Diego Harbor. There Tim was met by his very happy and excited Family — Pam, Jessica, Emily,– (Isaac and Joseph had met him in Hawaii and had been on ship with their father for 8 days.) In addition, Pam’s sister Patty and her husband, Mike, also made the trip to welcome Tim home. Doris was not able to come. A family member, Mrs. Shirley Workman, stayed with Doris and Mom.
What a thrilling Homecoming ….
“We are grateful to God for bringing Tim and the Makin Island home safely.
“I was extremely honored to meet so many of his shipmates and hear them express their appreciation for Tim’s ministry to them personally and to the USS Makin Island’s Sailors & Marines (there were about 2400 Marines on board).
“Doris and I are so grateful to God for His Anointing and Protecting Hand of Provision upon Tim’s life and ministry.
“Thank you Hugh for your obedience to the Lord and your very important part in guiding Tim’s ministry career.
“May God bless you, Melvine and Greg is our prayer.”
[Editor’s Comment: It was my pleasure to meet Ronald Q. Moore and Doris, his bride to be when we were students at Holmes Bible College. God has blessed Ron and Doris with three outstanding sons, Timothy, David, and Phillip. All three boys are in Christian ministry. God granted me the honor and privilege to recruit and endorser Timothy Moore for the United States Navy as a chaplain. He has progressed exceptionally well. He is a a Commander by rank, equivalent to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force. It is my belief that he will make Captain, or a full Colonel, in a few short years.
Ron Moore has served as an outstanding pastor and builder of one of the largest Sunday schools in out denomination when he was pastor of Taylor Memorial Church in Anderson, SC. He served for some 16 years as the assistant director of World Missions Ministries, president of Southwestern College (now renamed Southwestern Christian University), the superintendent of the Upper South Carolina Conference, and director of a special degree program at Holmes Bible College for busy clergy who desire to further their ministerial education. He is an excellent preacher, pastor, teacher, and an exceptional administrator.
Our friendship has continued since our days at Holmes Bible College in the late 50s. I am grateful to God for friends like the Moores.]