Adapted from Footprints in Time: Fulfilling God’s Destiny for Your Life, copyright 2006 by Jeff O’Leary.  Published by Nelson Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, Tn., www.thomasnelson.com.

Colonel Jeff O'Leary (ret.) served more than 22 years in the United States Air Force and retired from the Pentagon in 2002 as a full colonel. Throughout his career he was awarded the Legion of Merit, three Air Medals, the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Battle Stars, and an Outstanding Unit Award with Valor. After retiring he founded Mission of Joy, a ministry to homeless and orphaned children in India. His other books include the New York Times bestseller America Out of the Ashes, and the CBA bestseller Brave Hearts Under Red Skies.He and his wife, Cindy, have been married for twenty-nine years. They have six children, five living.