Veterans and their spouses will be arriving at Port Alsworth in Alaska to engage in marriage retreats that are aimed at healing their domestic lives which have been affected because of combat duty.
When they arrived they were greeted with waving flags, handshakes, and hugs.
“Operation Heal Our Patriots” is a service that helps wounded veterans and their spouses. They’ve been in operation since 2012 helping veteran couples through a bible based marriage retreat that is covered by Samaritan’s Purse. They prove a week-long counseling session to 160 couples that are in need of a “spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment.” The program continues for a total of 16 weeks.
“These guys have spent their lives serving our nation and we just want to give back to them,” said Captain Tom Webber director of Operation Heal Our Patriots.
More than 840 couples have participated since the program started. The program has also seen 428 baptisms helped 340 individuals make a commitment to Jesus Christ. Most importantly the program has seen 400 couples publicly re-affirm their marriages.
Operation Heal Our Patriots also provides aftercare for the couples by pointed them to crisis care, local resources, and prayer support.