Greta Van Susteren, the host of “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel, and her husband, John Coale, encouraged Operation Heal Our Patriots heroes and their spouses over the July 4 weekend..
God is doing an extraordinary work among military couples who attend Operation Heal Our Patriots marriage retreats in Port Alsworth, Alaska. A new photo gallery shows how each day is filled with devotions, marriage enrichment training, and outdoor adventures.
Many wounded military members suffer when they return home post-deployment. But it’s not just physical ailments that hold them back. See how God helped these military members reconnect with their wives, find Christ, and even rekindle the love in their marriage during their week in Alaska.
See how wounded and injured military veterans, who sacrificed to help keep this country free, and their spouses enjoy the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness and marriage enrichment courses through Operation Heal Our Patriots. View Gallery
Six wounded Army heroes and their spouses recently spent time at Samaritan Lodge Alaska enjoying outdoor activities surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Alaska wilderness. The couples enjoyed a time of relaxation and rejuvenation, while focusing on each other and strengthening their marriages. During the week, an amputee and his wife climbed a mountain peak, a wounded Army sergeant was baptized in Lake Clark, and all the couples enjoyed a time of bonding and sharing stories around the fire pit at night. View Gallery
The first group of wounded military personnel and spouses to visit Samaritan Lodge Alaska enjoyed fishing, hiking, and the beautiful Alaska scenery. Most of all, they appreciated the opportunity to get away for a week and to spend time with each other. They had the opportunity to grow closer as a couple while attending marriage enrichment classes. Throughout the summer, Samaritan’s Purse will share God’s healing love with more heroes who have been wounded or injured while fighting to keep us free. View Gallery
Operation Heal Our Patriots gives wounded veterans and their spouses the opportunity for spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment. Couples participate in Biblically-based seminars that help strengthen their relationships with God and others and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation with outdoor activities at our Alaskan wilderness lodge. We continue to support these men and women after their initial stay, keeping their spiritual needs and marriages a priority.
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You can help bring a military couple to Samaritan Lodge Alaska for a week of Biblically based marriage enrichment. Ongoing support will be provided for years to come. Your gift helps provide these husbands and wives the spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment they critically need.
The flag is raised over Samaritan Lodge Alaska. While we await the arrival of this season's first week of guests, we pause to remember the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many brave service members across the generations. Let's all remember the true cost of our freedom. ... See MoreSee Less
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