The miracles of Operation Restored Warrior. @MonicaCrowley.

Nov 11, 2017, 05:33 PM

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The miracles of Operation Restored Warrior. @MonicaCrowley.

"The cost of sustaining the freedoms we so cherish as a people and a nation are increasingly carried upon the shoulders of the men and women of our Armed Forces.

Their immense personal cost is only just now being recognized in our nation through catchwords like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Combat Related Stress (CRS), as well as physically wounded warriors, suicide and other classifications. Their battles are real, the life wounds often deep, and never has a clear path to restoration been more needed yet found so scarce.

Operation Restored Warrior is open to all faiths and brings together mission, healing and ministry to places and memories within the warrior’s heart that need the hope, the healing and the power of God through our experiential, multiple day, wilderness setting “counterattacks”.

Our cornerstone 5-day program is called the “Drop Zone” and for over seven years has proven to help service members from all branches of our military. From intelligence analysts to Navy SEALs and Delta Force, and from Chaplains to Surgeons and everyone in between – healing knows no boundaries. Participants have experienced the freedom, restoration and healing their hearts and lives have longed for and so desperately needed. We have a belief that has been proven hundreds of times through our veteran alumnus, “Psychology Reveals, Jesus Heals”.

"One of the few upsides to the kneeling controversy engulfing the NFL is that it’s reinforced the notion that there are few things in this country more sacred than the lives of our military men and women. Public support for and confidence in the military remains astronomically high, buoyed by the enormous respect most Americans have for those who serve in uniform.

Why, then, do we continue to look away from one of the most disturbing catastrophes befalling our military heroes? It’s estimated that about 22 veterans die from suicide per day. That’s nearly one per hour, a rate far above the average among the general public. The physical, emotional and spiritual brokenness giving rise to the suicide epidemic is destroying lives, families and tearing at the public institution we honor most..."