Reuniting Veterans

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Veterans reunite with Operation Heal Our Patriots in Asheville, NC at the Billy Graham Training Center.

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Operation Heal Our Patriots

Faith Renewed

Army Sergeant Larry Kaibetoney, wounded in Iraq, was hesitant at first to participate in Operation Heal Our Patriots with his wife Chani. But after a week in Alaska, they came away with a renewed commitment to their faith and marriage.

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Reaching for Hope in Alaska

A military couple finds hope, peace, and restoration through Jesus Christ during their week in Alaska with Operation Heal Our Patriots and Samaritan's Purse.

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Alaska Restart

Army Specialist Nick Nelms and his wife, Army Specialist Shelby Nelms, were able to reconnect with each other, make “lifelong friends,” and experience a fresh start with God at Samaritan Lodge Alaska.

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Healing Comes in Alaska

Samaritan's Purse offers wounded military personnel and their spouses a week of Christ-centered marriage enrichment in Alaska. Since the project started in 2012, close to 1,000 couples have benefited.

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From Chaos to Finding Christ

Military couples have come to Samaritan Lodge Alaska this year looking for time away and a salve for the wounds of war. Many are already experiencing the healing power of the Gospel in their lives and marriages.

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Military Marriages Enriched in Alaska

Operation Heal Our Patriots, a project of Samaritan's Purse, provides wounded veterans and their spouses a week of physical and spiritual refreshment in Alaska. In addition to participating in exciting outdoor activities, couples learn from marriage classes led by retired military chaplains and focused on providing Biblical solutions to relationship problems.

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A Time to Remember

Ten military couples have arrived for Week 1 of the Operation Heal Our Patriots 2018 summer season in Alaska. They started their week remembering fallen veterans during a special Memorial Day observance at Samaritan Lodge Alaska.

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Welcome 2018 Patriot Couples

The 2018 Operation Heal Our Patriots summer season has begun in Alaska as the first 10 couples arrived over Memorial Day weekend.

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Motorcycle Riders Give Back to Veterans

The seventh annual High Country Warrior Ride raised money to support the work of Operation Heal Our Patriots, a project of Samaritan's Purse aimed at strengthening the marriages of wounded veterans. Couples accepted into the program come to Alaska for a week of Biblically based marriage enrichment.

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Patriot Couples Find New Life in Christ

Operation Heal Our Patriots, a project of Samaritan's Purse, provides wounded veterans and their spouses a week of Biblically-based marriage enrichment in Alaska, as well as long-term aftercare. Since 2012, 342 individuals have made decisions for Christ, and 428 have been baptized.

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Veterans Reconnect in Texas

Hundreds of military couples gathered in Fort Worth, Texas, for the 2018 Operation Heal Our Patriots reunion. The weekend is a special opportunity for couples to renew their faith, strengthen their marriage, and enjoy fellowship with veterans from across the country.

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Not Alone

Operation Heal Our Patriots strengthens the marriages of combat-wounded veterans and their spouses in Jesus' Name. The project has created a special family bond between these military couples.

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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.