Update on Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs

October was a busy month for Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs. We successfully completed our first Speaker’s Bureau Training, followed that with a Fight Club for Men and ended the month with our Marriage Advance. We continue to reach service members and their families and share the love of Christ with them. Our first Speaker’s Training …

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Some Things Are Worth Fighting For – August Fight Club

The August 2014 Fight Club for Men at SkyRose Ranch was a huge success, both as a program and for each of the individual men attending. We had 18 warriors from around the U.S. in attendance, including Active Duty Marines from Camp Pendleton. The Command at Wounded Warrior Battalion West has continued to support and …

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The Conflict in Iraq and Why I am Thankful to be a U.S. Combat Veteran

As I have observed the recent events in Iraq my emotions have gone from sadness, anger and indifference to everything in between. I have struggled to grasp how a country that was given every opportunity to succeed could fall so swiftly and with so little fight.  I have grieved for the families of the men …

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More Lessons Learned in Iraq

April 10, 2003 was the day that the First Battalion Fifth Marines secured Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace in the city of Baghdad, Iraq.  A lot of time has passed since then, but the events of that day will never be forgotten by those that were there. A few dates every year cause me to spend …

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Veteran Programming at SkyRose Ranch

The Lord’s hand has been busy at SkyRose Ranch. There is never a dull moment here in Central California. As we move into the summer months we begin to build up to even more exciting events. We continue to host Fight Club for Men, Marriage Advances and now look forward to our Fight Club for …

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Lessons Learned

As I have listened over the last few years to the reports of the U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq, I have spent more time than usual thinking of my time there in 2003. I was privileged to have been a part of the First Battalion Fifth Marines, the first Marine infantry unit into the country.  …

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Why Do We Remember?

Why do we remember?  What value comes to those who will stop long enough this weekend to remember the ultimate price that freedom requires? In a nation that, in many ways, is struggling to determine its national identity, how do we benefit by memorializing those who were willing to die to preserve an ideal? I …

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Christians and Combat

While much has been written and discussed about the political, financial and human costs of war, little has been said regarding the involvement of Christians in armed conflict. There are some that say a Christian has no place in any conflict that may involve the taking of a life.  They would suggest that to kill …

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MIGHTY OAKS WARRIOR PROGRAMS UPDATE

  For the second year in a row Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs had the opportunity to participate in the Kingdom Bound Conference held in Darien Lake New York outside of Buffalo. This annual conference boasts nearly 75,000 attendees over the four days of the conference and features a full schedule of Christian bands, speakers and …

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