Celebrating Veterans Day with Operation Heal Our Patriots

November 11, 2014 • United States

The Samaritan's Purse ministry gives veterans and their spouses the opportunity to reconnect and heal relationships strained by the lingering effects of war

On Veterans Day, our country takes time to recognize and thank the brave men and women who have risked their lives to protect our freedoms.

At Samaritan’s Purse, we are dedicated to honoring veterans through Operation Heal Our Patriots, our ministry to wounded military members and their spouses.

Through this program, we offer a wilderness retreat in Alaska to give couples biblically-based tools to heal marriages damaged by the stresses of deployments and injury. While all experience the awesome beauty of God’s creation and an opportunity to escape their everyday lives, many leave with a renewed marriage and a strengthened or new commitment to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The program doesn’t end after the week in Alaska. Operation Heal Our Patriots staff is committed to maintaining the relationship we establish with our veterans while also providing further support. A key component of the program is helping spouses who have become caretakers of the injured veterans.

Bless the Marriage of a Military Couple Operation Heal Our Patriots helps military couples build a strong spiritual foundation during a week of Biblically based workshops, relationship-building wilderness activities, and individual care by our retired military chaplains. We offer all this free of charge to these American heroes as a token of our appreciation for their service and sacrifice. Your gift will help us cover the costs—including transportation, lodging, activities, and long-term Family Care—so that we can help them find hope in the Lord.

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Suggested Gift: $60