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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Operation Heal Our Patriots

As a wife of a retired soldier and a friend of many active duty soldiers, I am always interested in programs that are geared to help the wounded vets. 
 
In my latest newsletter from Samaritan’s Purse, there was an article about a new program called “Operation Heal Our Patriots”.   Below is a bit from their web site: 
 
 
"According to the Department of Defense, over 48,000 U.S. service members have been wounded or injured as a result of combat actions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere in the global war on terror since the 9/11 attacks. For these patriots, the road to recovery is long. Military couples in particular encounter intense challenges along the way.
 
Operation Heal Our Patriots, a ministry project of Samaritan’s Purse, focuses on bringing spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment to wounded and injured U.S. military service members and their spouses. To thank these brave men and women for their service and sacrifice, we offer programs uniquely developed to strengthen the marriage relationship and build hope for the future through the transforming power of God’s Word.
Samaritan Lodge Alaska 
 
 
Samaritan Lodge Alaska stands peacefully within the great wilderness of America’s last frontier. It is here, among mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and wildlife that we minister to the needs of America’s own victims of war. Military service members and their spouses have the opportunity to stay for one week, including travel time.
 
 
Visiting with Franklin Graham  
 
 
 Each day, our on-site staff chaplain leads devotions and our Marriage Resiliency Workshop. This weeklong course offers couples time away from daily pressures and distractions to study the primary dynamics that have the greatest impact on a marriage. The workshop concludes with a worship service, which affirms and celebrates couples’ relationship with God and one another, amid the marvels of His creation."
 
 
 
It sounds like a wonderful program and it is thru an organization I absolutely trust.  Samaritan’s Purse has received much recognition for the quality of its programs and the wise use of donations given to them.  If you’ve been wondering how to help a veteran, this is something worth looking into.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. What an amazing program, thank you for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

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    1. I wanted to let you know that I featured your post in this weeks link party.
      http://mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-favorite-things-link-party-16.html

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  2. Teri, thank you for taking the time to share about OPeration Heal Our Patriots. It has been an honor for Samaritan's Purse to be able to bless our heros and their spouses in this way.

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