Alumni Stories

Rare Bird Film Project (ft. Bill, Jimmy, & Shannon)

ORW Alum, Shane Sooter (Filmmaker & Director), with Rare Bird, created this film sharing the stories of three military veterans. Bill (USAF Pararescueman), Jimmy (Navy SEAL), and Shannon (Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer), each share what life was like before attending a Drop Zone and how Jesus brought healing and restoration through it.

ORW Alum Short Stories - Bill

Bill is a retired Air Force Pararescueman (PJ) whose life was crumbling in on him until a friend told him about Operation Restored Warrior. Listen to Bill share how his life was changed after attending a Drop Zone.

NFL Super Bowl Champion Finds Healing & Restoration

Two time Super Champion and New York Giant Offensive Tackle, Nate Solder, recently attended ORW's NFL Drop Zone and experienced profound healing and restoration in his heart and life. Check out what he had to say about his time with Operation Restored Warrior.

ORW Alum Short Stories - Tony

Colorado Firefighter, Tony, brought all his troubles, worries, and pain from life to Jesus and had his heart healed and life restored.

ORW Alum Short Stories - Adam

Air Force veteran, Adam, came looking for something from Jesus at his Drop Zone....and he found it.

ORW Alum Short Stories - Kevin

USMC veteran, Kevin, shares how his life was impacted by attending a Drop Zone.

ORW Alum Short Stories - Mike

Mike is a retired military veteran having flown as a pilot in both the Navy and Air Force. Listen to what Jesus did for him at his Drop Zone.

ORW Alum Short Stories - Bob

After 20 years in the United States Coast Guard, Bob found he was in need of much more than he thought. Even with a church background, Bob struggled to communicate and connect well with his wife and children. Not knowing what to expect, Bob attended a Drop Zone and encountered Jesus in a life changing way.

ORW Alum Short Stories - John

Retired Coast Guard Warrant Officer, John, came to an ORW Drop Zone to surrender the things in life that had been weighing him down since he was young. He found freedom at his Drop Zone.

ORW Alum Short Stories - Donald

Former NFL running back, Donald Brown Jr., attending ORW's NFL Drop Zone and Jesus' healing in a life changing way.