The author analysed the interview with a soldier who worked for 12 years as
a nurse with the Dutch Military. The Netherlands contributed to the peacekeeping mission in
Afghanistan between March 2006 and August 2010. The interview took place after his mission
which lasted for 5 months. The qualitative analysis found its roots in the hermeneutics of
Paul Ricoeur and the social constructionism as presented by Kenneth Gergen. As a practical
theological research the focus was on the role of spirituality in the life story of the nurse.
The analysis brought the entrenchment of life and faith to light. Faith has been an important
source of support for this nurse. He is of the opinion that God is the ultimate governor and
that he rules everything. Although his faith came sometimes under pressure because of the
increasing number of shocking experiences, most of the times it was very helpful to him in
order to assuage fear.