A Heart for Veterans

Operation Heal Our Patriots | 3:03

Meet a couple who are dedicated to serving America's military by greeting couples arriving in Port Alsworth, Alaska, for Operation Heal Our Patriots with Samaritan's Purse.

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A Part of the Family

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A New Path for Military Marriages

Army Sergeant Brett VanSteenberg and his wife Audrey enjoyed wilderness adventures, discovered tools to build a better future for their marriage, and received new life in Christ while in Alaska through Operation Heal Our Patriots.

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Caring for Military Couples After Alaska

After attending a week of marriage enrichment in Alaska, military couples receive long-term care and support from Operation Heal Our Patriots chaplains.

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At Peace

Soldier Josh Grzywa responded to the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11. After years of unrest, he and his wife Neysa found the peace of Christ in Alaska and were baptized in Lake Clark on September 11, 2015.

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Reflections on War and Healing

Veterans and their spouses reflect on past battles and find hope for God-filled futures at Operation Heal Our Patriots in Alaska.

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Willing to Give All

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, her daughter Bristol, and Bristol's husband Dakota Meyer-a Medal of Honor recipient-welcomed combat-wounded veterans and their spouses to Samaritan Lodge Alaska this Labor Day weekend.

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Alaska Governor Encourages Veterans

Alaska Governor Bill Walker and his wife Donna visited Samaritan Lodge and thanked combat-wounded veterans and their spouses for their service. The Walkers met with Franklin and Jane Graham and 10 military couples in Alaska through Operation Heal Our Patriots.

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Semper Fidelis: A Marine Marriage Story

Marine Corporal Jason Hallett, a triple amputee, and his wife Rachel are each other's heroes. They remain positive and upbeat despite numerous challenges. Operation Heal Our Patriots, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse, helped them when they needed time away to focus on each other, and staff continue to follow up with them through our aftercare program.

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A Great Debt

Samaritan's Purse ministers to combat-wounded veterans and their spouses through Operation Heal Our Patriots. Rusty Dunagan, a triple amputee injured in Afghanistan, and his wife Angie are among the more than 500 military couples who have participated in this Biblically based marriage enrichment program since 2012.

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What Is Operation Heal Our Patriots?

Operation Heal Our Patriots, a project of Samaritan's Purse, works to strengthen the marriages of wounded veterans by offering the healing and hope found in Jesus Christ. Through our Biblically based marriage enrichment experience in Alaska and long-term aftercare program, troubled marriages are being saved.

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Military Couples Regroup and Reenergize

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A Firm Foundation

Operation Heal Our Patriots is a ministry developed by Samaritan's Purse to strengthen the marriages of military couples as they cope with life-changing injuries. Wounded veterans and their spouses come to Alaska for a week of biblically based marriage enrichment, and many leave with a new relationship to Christ.

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Refusing to Quit

Tom Wollney, a retired U.S. Navy air rescue swimmer, and his wife, Brandy, who also served in the Navy, struggle with Tom's paralysis. They received the counseling and encouragement they needed during a week in Alaska through Operation Heal Our Patriots.

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"I Needed Saving"

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Grace to Live Again

Staff Sergeant Todd King USAF, Ret. dedicated his life to serving his country. In 2004, a suicide bomb almost claimed his life, but God had other plans for Todd and his new bride, Laci. Operation Heal Our Patriots gave this special couple a much needed opportunity to reconnect and heal.