Author is a Major, who has served in the Canadian military for 28 years, and worships at St. Richard's Anglican Church in Ottawa whenever he is able to. "In July 2011, I deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, as a member of the Mission Transition Task Force. .... Religious services and studies were part of life at Kandahar Airfield. One of the three chapels, for instance, accommodated 14 religions and offered 42 weekly religious activities. I regularly attended two different Sunday services, a 'double header' that helped me keep my balance while I worked seven days a week, 14 hours a day. While our mission didn't hold the same danger as previous combat operations, some risk did exist. Religion provided us counsel and grounding, lifting our thoughts beyond just eating, sleeping and working".