Sergeant David Stidham is with the Army National Guard 2220th Transportation Company, stationed in Iraq.
His family in Payson includes Debbie Stidham, mother; Fred and Gaye Stidham, father and stepmother; Ken and Jennifer Stidham, brother and sister-in-law; Joy Stidham, sister; Nolan Stidham, nephew; and Lauren Stidham, niece.
His family chose Psalm 27:1, 3 as their message to him, "The Lord is my light and my salvation -- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life -- of whom shall I be afraid? Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; through war break out against me, even then I will be confident."