Alaska Restart

julio 31, 2018 • United States

An Army couple discovers new tools and a fresh start for their marriage, their family, and their lives during a week at Samaritan Lodge Alaska.

In 2011, Army Specialist Shelby Nelms was in a convoy that was rocked by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Her vehicle took a direct hit from the blast. Army Specialist Nick Nelms was also in the convoy and rushed to aid his fellow soldiers.

“I said ‘What’s up, girl? I’m here to rescue you,’” Nick said, recounting how he entered Shelby’s vehicle through the roof’s gun turret.

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Later that year the two married and since then have had to work through many of the challenges created by military life and Shelby’s traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other wounds. They also both suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Shelby said when they arrived in Alaska they really needed a “refreshing restart to their lives.”

At Samaritan Lodge, the Nelmses found the time they needed to reconnect with each other and also invested in getting to know other military couples with similar experiences. While there, the couple also recommitted themselves and their marriage to God and were baptized in Lake Clark.

Bendice el matrimonio de una pareja militar Operation Heal Our Patrios ayuda a las parejas militares a construir una sólida fundación espiritual durante una semana basada en talleres bíblicos, actividades al aire libre para reconstruir relaciones y atención individual, por medio de nuestros capellanes retirados. Ofrecemos todo esto sin costo alguno para estos héroes americanos como una muestra de nuestra gratitud por su servicio y sacrificio. Tu donación nos ayudará a cubrir los costos, inclusive el transporte, hospedaje, actividades y cuidados a largo plazo de las instalaciones, para poder ayudarlos a encontrar esperanza en el Señor.

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