Military couples find healing in Alaska

October 3, 2017 • USA
Canadian couples attending Operation Heal Our Patriots pose for a group photo at the end of their week together in Alaska.
Canadian couples attending Operation Heal Our Patriots pose for a group photo at the end of their week together in Alaska.

Photo Gallery: God is doing an extraordinary work among military couples who attend Operation Heal Our Patriots marriage retreats in Port Alsworth, Alaska. The couples enjoyed a time of relaxation and rejuvenation, while focusing on each other and strengthening their marriages.

Lives changed forever through Christian military ministry Operation Heal Our Patriots

Canadian military couples were greeted by Franklin Graham, Operation Heal our Patriot staff and volunteers, and members of the community of Port Alsworth, home to the Samaritan Lodge.

Canadian military couples were greeted by Franklin Graham, Operation Heal our Patriot staff and volunteers, and members of the community of Port Alsworth, home to the Samaritan Lodge.

Carole was excited to catch one of her many fish-including large salmon-after a day of learning how to fly with her husband Quinn and encouraging Operation Heal Our Patriots guides.

Carole was excited to catch one of her many fish-including large salmon-after a day of learning how to fly with her husband Quinn and encouraging Operation Heal Our Patriots guides.

Couples began the week at Operation Heal Our Patriots learning a lesson in patience through tandem kayaking on the beautiful Lake Clark, home to the Samaritan Lodge in Port Alsworth Alaska.

Couples began the week at Operation Heal Our Patriots learning a lesson in patience through tandem kayaking on the beautiful Lake Clark, home to the Samaritan Lodge in Port Alsworth Alaska.

Week of transformation begins at Operation Heal Our Patriots

Pierre and Ethel renewed their wedding vows at the end of the week at Operation Heal Our Patriots. Later that morning they were both baptized after giving their lives to Christ earlier in the week.

Pierre and Ethel renewed their wedding vows at the end of the week at Operation Heal Our Patriots. Later that morning they were both baptized after giving their lives to Christ earlier in the week.

Two Canadian couples, including Patrick and Jennifer, renewed their wedding vows, pledging a new life with each other and with God in their marriage.

Two Canadian couples, including Patrick and Jennifer, renewed their wedding vows, pledging a new life with each other and with God in their marriage.

After renewing their wedding vows at Operation Heal Our Patriots, Jennifer was excited to find a 'heart rock' where the ceremony was held on the shore of lake Clark.

After renewing their wedding vows at Operation Heal Our Patriots, Jennifer was excited to find a ‘heart rock’ where the ceremony was held on the shore of lake Clark.

After six people were baptized in the chilly waters of Lake Clark, Samaritan's Purse international president Franklin Graham prayed with them to encourage them in their new faith.

After six people were baptized in the chilly waters of Lake Clark, Samaritan’s Purse international president Franklin Graham prayed with them to encourage them in their new faith.

Canadian chaplains Irene and Laurent Trabadello presented Bibles signed by Franklin Graham and Operation Heal Our Patriots staff to couples at the end of the week in Port Alsworth, Alaska.

Canadian chaplains Irene and Laurent Trabadello presented Bibles signed by Franklin Graham and Operation Heal Our Patriots staff to couples at the end of the week in Port Alsworth, Alaska.

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Operation Heal our Patriots CanadaOperation 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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