Chad Robichaux is a “man’s man.”
The former special forces Marine has served eight tours in Afghanistan, tackling the most dangerous and difficult of missions in the Middle East. A Medal of Valor recipient, Chad has more than served his time and paid his debt to America.
Nobody would blame him if he retired to a quiet beach or picturesque mountain town.
Instead, the founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation – a non-profit organization specializing in serving returning military personnel from Afghanistan – has slept an hour a day for the past two weeks.
What’s he been doing during those nearly sleepless days and nights?
Just rescuing almost 12,000 Americans and allies in war-torn Afghanistan.
On today’s Focus on the Family broadcast, you’ll get to hear my conversation with this remarkable hero.
Once struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSDP) himself, the Gulf War veteran gives voice to the outrage and frustration many of us have been feeling as we watched the Taliban overrun Afghanistan and the poorly planned evacuation of Americans and allies.
Chad’s story isn’t for the faint of heart. As many of us have suspected, genocide is occurring inside of Afghanistan. He tells of the enemy going door to door in villages, looking for any evidence of Christians – including finding Bible apps on people’s phones.
One thing is crystal clear: Christians are being persecuted and executed. It’s a horrendously sad and tragic situation.
“God is sovereign,” Chad reflected. “Could God stop this from happening? Of course He could. But does He? He allows it to happen. I just know that God has a plan for this, for allowing this to take place despite the horrific things that are going to happen to people.”
Please join me in praying for all those impacted. It was the Psalmist who wrote, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit” (34:18).
May it be so.