The Price of Freedom: Citizen Soldier, Citizen Servant

By Jeremy Stalnecker – Last month we had the privilege to celebrate the freedom that makes America great.  Every year on July fourth we pause to remember that not so long ago a group of people stood up and said, “enough is enough!”  These people came to the point where they were no longer willing …

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(Re)Building Future Leaders

By John Mizerak – The team at Mighty Oaks continues to be amazed how God blesses our organization and uses it to touch so many. As we pass our mid-year mark of 2018 we recently reached 2,044 graduates of our Legacy Program. This year alone, we have had 198 first time graduates from our men’s …

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Chad’s Boot Camp Presentation

By John Mizerak – The founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation, Chad Robichaux, has the honor to challenge U.S. Marine Corps Recruits, on the subject of spiritual resiliency, on a quarterly basis at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot (commonly referred to as MCRD) San Diego.  MCRD San Diego’s main mission is the initial training of enlisted male recruits …

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Surrender Makes You Stronger

By Mike Sanders – Done right, surrender has the ability to make you stronger. Most men, however, surrender to all the wrong things. We surrender to fears and we avoid stepping outside our comfort zones. We surrender to desires and we engage in behaviors that wreck our minds and bodies. We surrender to the world’s …

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Happy 228th Birthday Coast Guard

By John Mizerak – Semper Paratus! – Always Ready The Coast Guard is celebrating its 228th year this August 4th. The history of the United States Coast Guard goes back to the Revenue Cutter Service, which was founded on 4 August 1790 as part of the Department of the Treasury. The Coast Guard’s predecessor service, the Revenue Cutter Service, was founded 4 …

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The Slow Drip of Trauma

By Jamie Warner –  June 25th through the 29th marked the second annual Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs First Responders’ Men’s Legacy Program. As Team Leader Kevin Schroeder, a USMC veteran and recently retired Police Officer of over 20 years, pointed out to our Warriors during his class on Legacy, it was no accident that these …

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Board of Advisor’s Highlight: David Barton

By John Mizerak – David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage. David is the author of numerous best-selling books, with the subjects being drawn largely from his massive library of tens of thousands …

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Breaking Chains in Ohio

By John Foldberg – Zip-lining, Capsizing Canoes, and Breaking Chains: All in Week’s Work at Legacy Program for Men It was a great week during the June Legacy Program at The Wilds in Ohio.  We had 12 men come to the Program. They had an opportunity to hear how Jesus has worked in the lives of …

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The Man God Created Me to Be

By Dustin Shelhamer – Brazilian Jiu-jitsu continually serves as a unique outlet in transforming lives. The BJJ Effect is exhibited through many compelling stories ranging from an individual reaching their athletic goals to one’s aim of conquering the battle against themselves. In 2018 at the IBJJF Dallas Spring Open, 44-year-old, blue belt Dustin Shelhamer captured …

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MOF Honored at MBC

By John Mizerak – David Platt, McLean Bible Church Pastor-Teacher, shared an amazing message on Sunday, July 1st, on Faith and Freedom and (at 1:12 of the video below) honored Mighty Oaks Foundation and team leaders, Marc & Iris Estrada and Gabe & Tina Delarosa. Ps Platt’s message revolved around the Scripture below (1 Peter 2:13-17) and two …

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