John and I met at Church Camp on July 04, 2004 when we were both 15, a little over two weeks later, we began dating. We lived in different towns, but he would ride his bike ten miles to see me a few days a week. When John turned 17, he joined the army. At 18, he experienced his first deployment (which lasted thirteen months). Eleven months after he returned home, we married.  Two months after our wedding, he was deployed again. Currently he is expected to be gone for a year. Please keep him and all other troops that are keeping you free in your prayers.