Trust in God: Luis Rivera Story

By Luis Rivera My story starts on September 21, 2010. It was a routine operation from the Arghandab River Valley in Zabul Province into the hills of Deh Chopan. I was assigned to SEAL Team Three Alpha Platoon as the Platoon Chief – Senior Enlisted on Fire Base Lane, responsible for roughly two hundred Afghan …

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First Women’s Program of 2018

By Denise Villahermosa In February, women from all over the USA – military spouses, first responder spouses, and veterans -traveled to Sky Rose Ranch in San Luis Obispo, CA to attend the first Mighty Oaks Women’s Legacy Program of 2018. Many came to the program at the request of someone else, some came on their …

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PTS: Point-Truth-Solution

By John Foldberg Last month Chad and I were texting about an event I attended.  It was an event that highlights the important purpose we have within Mighty Oaks and as Christians.  During the text stream, Chad typed, that we need to point people to the truth for the solution.  Yep, I agreed, we need …

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WHO ARE YOU, REALLY?

By Mike Sanders       February 14, 2018 (HPP Series, Part 5) When was the last time you stopped and took a good, long look at yourself in the mirror? Have you ever stopped to think about who you are and what you’re made of? If you see nothing but a face, hair (or …

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Broken Vessels Into Powerful Tools

By John Mizerak Neal Grogan & Matt Statler didn’t grow up together and lived very different lives, but their paths led them together to be used for God’s Kingdom! Neal’s teenage years were marked with rebellion as he walked away from the church at an early age and became a very angry individual looking for …

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President’s Day and Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

Presidents‘ Day is celebrated on February 19th when we pause, reflect, and honor our nation’s rich history, and salute former Presidents for the legacy of leadership they have provided our Nation for more than two centuries. A day originally set aside to honor George Washington. Now, other presidents are also honored on this day. The Coast Guard …

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Path to TRUE Happiness

By Chad Garcia My life was changed over the course of 4 days. I wasn’t going to come here. I almost turned around half way up. But I was tired of living in a cycle of anger, hate, sadness, and pain. The past 8 weeks have unearthed feelings and thoughts that I buried. These thoughts …

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THOUGHTS FROM THE FIRST MEN’S LEGACY PROGRAM OF 2018

by Jamie Warner As the crisp California sun began to drift to the westerly horizon, thirty-four Veterans converged on rolling hills of cattle country on the Central Coast at SkyRose Ranch. Warriors crisscrossed our great land from New York to Oregon and Minnesota to Texas. They represented the military spectrum with specialties of infantry to …

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Stuffing the Hurt

By John Mizerak Morgan and Allyson Chaney are a military couple who are huge advocates for the Mighty Oaks Foundation because of their personal involvement with the organization over the last year. Morgan, who is an active Navy Corpsman, with almost 10-years of experience, had been hiding a secret for years.  His wife, Allyson, knew …

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MOWP Team Leader in Training: Karl Schumacher

By Jamie Warner “Finally, I came to a point where no more medicine, doctors, or any methods could help me.” Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputy Karl Schumacher sat down with me a few months ago to talk about his involvement with Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs and the circumstances that led him to attending our Men’s Legacy …

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