Operation Stephen's Touch
A Compassionate Listening Service for Military
Family Members Living Without a Loved One
Operation Stephen's Touch is an outreach ministry of the Stephen Ministry Program at Grace Presbyterian Church in Plano, Texas. For further information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll free at 1-888-40-TOUCH (408-6824).
The person who is championing having this service available to military families has been a Stephen Minister for three years. Her husband, Stephen Peterson, was also a Stephen Minister. He died ten years ago from Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma as a result of Agent Orange Exposure in Viet Nam. That's why she has taken to thinking of the idea as "Operation Stephen's Touch".
In addition to helping military families by providing a compassionate listening service, Operation Stephen's Touch honors the memory of her husband. She understands the value of having someone besides a family member or friend be a true caring listener during a time of grief.