Our History

"The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?"

~Proverbs 18:14

The Lord alone provided the call and need for this ministry.

For many years the Lord burdened Dr. Doug Carragher's heart for people with wounded spirits-Those who are affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In 2014, he wrote the book Wounded Spirits, A Biblical Approach to Dealing with the Effects of PTSD. The book resonated with those who suffered and their families. In a short time hundreds of local churches felt a burden to reach those suffering and tens of thousands of books were sold with groups starting at churches. Subsequently, churches were calling for workshops and camps to help those suffering. The camps began with the Lord helping and saving many souls at every location. Each year, the Carragher's conduct twenty camps and workshops around the world.

Quickly, the Carragher's realized they needed help with the ministry. They prayed earnestly and the Lord began providing laborers through their camp ministry. Today, there is a trained growing team training PTSD around the globe.

DR. CARRAGHER'S PTSD TESTIMONY:

The Lord used three key events in Dr. Carragher's life to demonstrate the need for this book.

As a young noncommissioned officer, he witnessed a soldier drive a piece of heavy equipment over the side of a bridge into a small river, flipping it over so that the soldier was trapped underwater. Carragher tried to administer mouth-to-mouth resuscitation underwater, coming up to breathe in between breaths of life. The young man died.

Five years later while serving as a leader in the Quick Reaction Force at Fort Harrison, Indiana, he and his soldiers responded to a plane crash. An Air Force jet had crashed into a hotel lobby, killing nine people and injuring others. Though the team was sent to guard sensitive equipment, they were needed to recover the bodies of the nine victims. Each face was a horrifying image.

The last event the Lord used to shape this book occurred on October 15, 1993. After participating in extreme Army physical training, Carragher's best friend collapsed. Carragher began to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. With every breath of life given, blood would pump from a cut on the victim's lip into his mouth. His friend died of a perforated heart.

These disturbing images and memories caused Carragher to relive the traumatic events many times. He suffered from PTSD and was affected most by survivor's guilt. In 1993, he became a born-again Christian. He began studying the Bible for help from God's Word, even attending Bible college and seminary. He received the help and the peace he had desired. Later on, after seven years of prayer and study, he wrote Wounded Spirits and now Answers From Heaven out of a desire to share that help and peace with his brothers and sisters who are still searching.

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