Miami Sea Scout Ships 537 and 520

How it all began
by D. Wood


Memories of
S.S.S. 537


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 Gordon Brooker 
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I am grateful for the men and women who sponsored our ship and for the my fellow shipmates. I had a great time.

After finishing high school in Miami I moved to Atlanta Georgia. There I entered the Air Force as an aircraft electrician from 1965 to 1969. I served in southeast Asia and Minot North Dakota. I returned to Miami after my enlistment and went to Miami-Dade Community college for one year.

From there I went to Florida Bible College, studied theology, and met my wife Charity. We both graduated in 1974 with a BA in Biblical studies. I was ordained and have since served as a Bible Institute teacher, pastor, church planter, and prison minister.

I have always supported my family and ministries as an electrical contractor.

We moved to Roswell, Georgia in 1988. We have seven children and two grandchildren. Charity and I went
back to seminary and both finished with a MA in counseling in 2005. Charity also graduated from law school in 1999. Our youngest child is 13. The others are grown. We home schooled all seven of our children. Five > have finished college, two from law school, one an MA in professional writing, one a BA in psychology, an one a BA in economics. The other opted to get married and have kids. We had nine children. Two passed away, one
at birth and one at 1 1/2 years of age.

Its been quite a journey and time has passed so quickly as I am sure it has for all of you. My prayer is that you will be blessed and find hope and security in the Lord Jesus our Savior.

My favorite and most assuring Bible verse is Ephesians 2:8-9.

( For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. )

Gordon and Charity Brooker
Roswell, GA




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