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Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

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Military couples begin a journey of healing during the 2018 Operation Heal Our Patriots summer season at Samaritan Lodge Alaska. Operation Heal Our Patriots—the Samaritan’s Purse project for military personnel wounded after 9/11 and their spouses—brings about 10 couples each week for 16 weeks in the summer to Samaritan Lodge for Biblically based marriage enrichment classes led by retired military chaplains. Couples also bond through activities such as wildlife viewing, fishing, kayaking, and hiking. View Gallery

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

At Ease

Over the course of the 2016 Operation Heal Our Patriots summer season, combat-wounded veterans and their spouses came to Alaska for a week of marriage enrichment. Through Biblically based marriage classes and excursions in the Alaskan wilderness, couples learned what Godly marriages look like and reconnected as they focused on their relationships together. View Gallery

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

Beside Still Waters

Still waters have deep meaning for the wounded military personnel and their spouses who come to Alaska as guests of Samaritan’s Purse for a week of spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment. These veterans have literally walked through the valley of the shadow of death in Iraq and Afghanistan, and now they are dealing with lifelong effects of traumatic injuries and haunting experiences that can threaten their marriages and families. View Gallery

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

A Time and Place to Heal

During Week One of 2015, God healed marriages and transformed lives of military couples. This week 11 participants were baptized in the take-your-breath-away waters of Lake Clark’s Hardenberg Bay. Some come to Samaritan Lodge as relatively recent converts who want to be baptized during their week of marriage enrichment in Alaska. Others are saved in Alaska and want to publicly profess that as soon as possible. View Gallery

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Back From the Brink

At the beginning of Week 4 of the 2015 Operation Heal Our Patriots summer season, there was virtually no chance that the Youngblooms would reconcile and rededicate their marriage. They were on the verge of separating when they arrived in Alaska. A shift happened as God began to work in their lives. View Gallery

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

A Fresh Start

Couples came to Alaska Week Nine of the 2014 Summer Season at Samaritan Lodge, and many experienced the life transforming power of the Gospel for their lives and marriage. View Gallery

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

Couples Rediscover Hope in Alaska

Hope became a theme for Week Seven of the 2014 Operation Heal Our Patriots summer season at Samaritan Lodge Alaska. View Gallery

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

Greta Van Susteren Encourages Patriots

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.. View Gallery

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

Military Couples Find Healing In Alaska

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. View Gallery

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Lives and Marriages Saved Through Operation Heal Our Patriots

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. View Gallery

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

Thanking America’s Heroes For Their Service

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

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

Samaritan Lodge Alaska- Operation Heal Our Patriots

Six military couples recently spent time at Samaritan Lodge Alaska enjoying outdoor activities and strengthening their marriages surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Alaska wilderness. 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

Operation Heal Our Patriots: First Attendees

Operation Heal Our Patriots: First Attendees

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 enjoyed a chance to get away with each other. They had the opportunity to grow closer as couples while attending marriage enrichment classes. Throughout the summer, Samaritan’s Purse shared God’s healing love with more wounded veterans and their spouses. View Gallery

Samaritan Lodge Alaska Dedication

Samaritan Lodge Alaska Dedication

The dedication ceremony took place on the shore of Hardenburg Bay, in the southwestern portion of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. View Gallery

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