A Heart for Veterans

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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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Operation Heal Our Patriots

So Much to Live For

A decade in the military, including combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan, took a heavy toll on Army Sergeant First Class Gabe Salas and his wife Celia. A week in Alaska for marriage enrichment through Operation Heal Our Patriots gave them the tools they need to keep their focus on God, growing stronger as Christians, as spouses, and as parents.

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Rebuilding Marriages Wounded by War

Retired Army Staff Sergeant Luis Chavez and his wife Nancy found a safe place to rebuild their marriage in Alaska through Operation Heal Our Patriots. They committed their lives to Christ and rededicated their marriage.

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I Still Love You

Retired Army Sergeant David Eves and his wife Betsy have dealt with a traumatic brain injury together for years. Operation Heal Our Patriots helped them reconnect with each other and discover God's healing love.

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Overwhelmed by Love in Alaska

Army Staff Sergeant Walter Brown sustained multiple injuries while serving in Iraq and has struggled with transitioning to civilian life. Through Operation Heal Our Patriots, Walter and his wife Elana were reminded of God's love for them and their commitment to each other.

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All Part of God's Plan

Marine Corporal Cody Jones and his wife Alexis have dealt with a war injury and the death of a child during their young marriage. Operation Heal Our Patriots provided a time for the couple to regroup and reconnect in Alaska.

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New Start for Military Marriages

Veterans and their spouses are experiencing God's healing love through our Operation Heal Our Patriots project in Alaska. During Week Two, Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham saw 10 participants baptized beneath the cold waters of Lake Clark.

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2017 High Country Warrior Ride

More than 100 motorcyclists took to the scenic roads of western North Carolina on May 20 to support Operation Heal Our Patriots.

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Triumph After Trauma

For Army Sergeant Tad Sullenger and his wife Felicia, divorce was on the horizon. But God had different plans, and their lives began to change in Alaska through our Operation Heal Our Patriots project.

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A Part of the Family

Nearly 300 military couples gathered in West Virginia for the 2017 Operation Heal Our Patriots Reunion. It was time to reconnect with their spouses, with each other, and with God.

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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.