Click here for our "After the Conference Report"
Recognizing the unique and profound challenges facing military personnel, veterans, emergency responders and their families, Branches of Valor seeks to rekindle their hope by creating an environment of healing, linking them with practical resources, supportive connections and Biblical solutions.
After putting their lives at risk to protect our freedoms, active-duty troops, veterans and their families continue to struggle with the long-term effects of war.
Some say, “The DOD and the VA will take care of these problems.” But these systems are already overwhelmed. With the draw-down of 40,000 US troops from Iraq in 2011, and at least 23,000 more from Afghanistan in 2012, along with the frustration that will result from the poor US economy and jobs market and the deepening difficulties facing our current veterans, the situation will only get worse.
The majority of troops, veterans and their families are not aware of the help and healing available through Jesus Christ, nor are they aware of the physical, psychological and spiritual resources available in their local communities.
Nor do many veterans who are struggling with combat trauma have the patience, energy, time or cognitive abilities to pursue available aid.
Mechanisms – Sustainable Ministry Engines
The Five Branches