October 22, 2016
Triumph Over Terror
September 11, 2001 is a day that changed our world and launched America into the Global War on Terror. Trained as a professional first responder, we talk to a chaplain who served five tours of duty during the cleanup at Ground Zero as he chronicles acts of courage and goodness in humanity during that unimaginable devastation. If you've ever wondered "Where is God" in the midst of terror and turmoil, don't miss our powerful conversation on In the Market
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On September 11, 2001, Bob Ossler, then Chicago firefighter, paramedic, and ordained chaplain responded to the call to assist with pastoral care for families and friends of victims, search and recovery workers, construction workers, and volunteers. He spent approximately 45 days at Ground Zero, in blocks of a week or two at a time, whenever he could be away from his regular job. Now Pastor of Visitation at the Cumberland County Community Church in Millville, N.J., Ossler rides as volunteer chaplain with Millville police officers to accidents and fires to comfort victims and offer prayer with their families and friends. Married to Susan for thirty-three years, Ossler has three daughters, Noelle, Michelle, and Heather, and two grandchildren. His faithful three-legged Chihuahua, Maya, hobbles after him almost everywhere he goes at home and in the church offices.