Marine Lance Corporal PJ Kehs returned from one of the bloodiest battles in the Iraq War as a shell of the man he had once been. Several combat buddies had died, and he couldn't understand why he survived and they did not. Anger consumed him, and he formed “a heart of rock,” he said. His coldness and hair-trigger reactions to the most mundane things soon began straining his marriage.
PJ and his wife, Chelsea, attended the first week of Operation Heal Our Patriots this year at Samaritan Lodge Alaska in an effort to restore their broken marriage. There, PJ learned to let go of his anger, and he and Chelsea accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior. At week's end, they were baptized together.
“This has been the most life-changing week of our lives.”
For 17 weeks during the Operation Heal Our Patriots summer season, we fly up to 11 couples to Alaska for Biblically based marriage enrichment. Many of them come to know Jesus and are baptized. Many also rededicate their marriages to one another and to God.
PJ and Chelsea's transformation wouldn't have been possible without the support of generous partners like you. Will you help us continue to introduce couples like them to the Savior and find the healing they need?
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17