Governor Sarah Palin and husband, Todd, joined Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham, Greta Van Susteren and husband, John Coale, in greeting a new group of veterans to the “Operation Heal Our Patriots” ministry at a wilderness retreat in Port Alsworth, Alaska. The ministry is dedicated to couples whoses spouses have been wounded in military combat or have had combat-related injuries after 9/11. The Palins arrived on Sunday with friends and famous racers, Parnelli Jones (1963 Indianapolis 500) and Walker “the Legend” Evans, (Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame), but this was the 12th out of the 15th week for couples to experience support and God’s presence through shared experiences.
Veterans enjoyed fishing off the Jay Hammond on Friday with Graham and Greta, on a boat named after the former governor of Alaska, celebrated the vow renewals of three couple who rededicatated themselves to marriage, and listened to a performanc by a formal opera singer and Iraqi veteran.
Our best wishes to the couples who are part of this great ministry. You have our prayers as well. We appreciate the personal sacrifice that each one of you has made for this country. For more information see http://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/greta-van-susteren-visits-patriots-in-alaska/
Three images from Greta Van Susteren posted on Gretawire: http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/.
The Samaritan’s Purse is a humaritarian organization providing relief world-wide while doing Christian missionary work. Its name is derived from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, where Jesus teaches loving your neighbor as yourself. Its international headquarters are in Boone, North Carolina.
Samaritan’s Purse in Haiti, December, 2012, after a cholera outbreak.
Samaritan’s Purse in Birmingham, Alabama, May, 2011