September 16, 2015
By now, most of our Operation: Prayer and Letters™ volunteer writers have received a letter announcing the closure of the program. 
Thank you for contributing to our Operation: Prayers and Letters program. We are almost to our goal of 100,000 letters and want to thank you for your letters as we enter the final stretch before October 1st, which will mark the end of our program. 

After the mailing set for the first of October, we will not be requesting any additional contributions to the program. Thanks to you and thousands of writers before you, we have been able to remind 178 service members, with nearly 100,000 prayers, letters, and well-wishes that they are not alone in their healing process. Thank you so much for the support that you have given our heroes. 

God Bless and Semper Fi,

Angie Regan
Volunteer Manager
Operation Prayer and Letters™, Inc.
Card Writers are Awesome!
We asked and you've been delivering! Our last newsletter posed a challenge to each of our writers to help the Operation: Prayers & Letters program reach our goal of 100,000 total cards and letters sent by September 1. We have since extended the date to October 1 to allow school children one last chance to write cards and letters with the new school year having just begun.

Our most recent count is 99,090 pieces of mail, with more packages arriving daily. There is no doubt in my mind that by the end of the month we will have the additional cards and letters required to reach this milestone!     

Our card writers are awesome! Each word of encouragement and each whisper of prayer has truly meant so very much to the wounded heroes throughout the life of this program.     
Thank you for your support.
The End of an Era: 

On May 7, 2006, Major Jamie 1/14 Hotel Company became the first Marine in the Operation: Prayers & Letters Program. Major Jamie was serving in Iraq when he suffered a brain aneurysm. He returned to the states in a coma and had numerous surgeries and setbacks. 

Over the next two and a half year, Major Jamie (who has since been medically-discharged) made amazing strides in his recovery, with his memory and speech fully returning. Jamie's father assured us that each and every letter that was sent to Jamie was read, either by him or his family. He wanted us to know that the letters help both patients and parents during the recovery process.   

Major Jamie and his family received a lot of support and love through those letters when they needed it the most.  When they felt is was time to leave the program, Jamie's father had this to say: 

Your program is wonderful, especially in the beginning when every one seems so lost and alone (when I knew that we weren't). Thank you for all that you do and did for us. 

Poppa - father of Major Jamie, USMC


Now, 178 participants later, we have sent more than 99,000 cards and letters to the recovering heroes who gave all of us the honor and the privilege of offering our heartfelt words of support and encouragement during their recovery processes. The number of prayers said for these 178 participants, as well as those said for their families and fellow service members, is immeasurable.  



Mission Statement & Thank You

The mission of Operation: Prayers and Letters™ is to provide support to wounded, ill, and injured troops through prayers and letters written by people in communities throughout the United States.

Thank you so very much for keeping our wounded, ill, and injured service members in your thoughts when you write and pray. Your kindness is most appreciated!
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