BraveMen S3E96: John Arroyo - Attacked at Home

Brave Men Podcast

BraveMen S3E96: John Arroyo - Attacked at Home


Published on Jun 1, 2021, 4:31:48 PM
Total time: 00:46:59

Episode Description

"Attacked at Home" is the remarkable story of Lt. John M. Arroyo, Jr. - his childhood in Southern California, including his time spent as a lost member of a violent street gang, a hopeless teenage drug addict and then his enlistment in the U.S. Army where he ultimately becomes a Special Forces Green Beret and highly decorated officer after serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan and one in Iraq.   John used his Christian faith to protect himself and his fellow Special Forces brothers while deployed to the Middle East and then relied on his faith in Christ to recover from massive wounds he sustained after being shot at Fort Hood, Texas.   John says, “The moment I was shot, I froze in disbelief. I wasn't sure what had just happened, I remember thinking, "Am I shot?" I didn't feel any pain, but the impact felt as if I was hit in the chest with a baseball bat. However, instantly, my worst fears were confirmed when I saw massive amounts of bright red blood flowing through my fingers and down my chest." Today on BraveMen "Attacked at Home" is the amazing story about 2nd Lt. John M. Arroyo, Jr., who, on April 2, 2014, was shot in the throat and neck by another soldier who then went on to kill four soldiers, including himself, and wound sixteen others.   John Arroyo was rescued by God from a life of drugs and crime ... then after courageously serving his nation he’s shot by a domestic terrorist. John every reason to be angry and filled with revenge, depression, and regret because of being attacked on Fort Hood. Yet, in this powerful conversation with Paul Cole on BraveMen you will see the power of God’s amazing grace in the face of complete hopelessness.

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Inspiring men to live a better life. Brave Men is about wisdom and courage for the journey – building a life filled with purpose and destiny. Paul Louis Cole is President of the Christian Men’s Network and founder of the Global Fatherhood Initiative. We are on a mission to defeat fatherlessness, end child abuse and raise up strong men who love God and love people. This is accomplished by building a brotherhood of men in over 100 nations. Brave men.