Give Like Gabe & Livvy

With God all things are possible

Siblings Gabe and Livvy Feinn picked up the mail for their family in Louisville, Kentucky, and found a Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalog addressed to their grandmother, who lives with them.

Intrigued, Gabe, 13 at the time, and Livvy, 9, decided they wanted to raise $14 to buy chickens for an impoverished family overseas. Selling cupcakes at a garage sale, they made more than twice their goal. Encouraged by their success, they decided to support a family by paying for a goat. It took them just two days to raise the money.

Gabe then told his mom, “We want to do something that takes a lot of faith.” They looked at several possibilities and set their hearts on a far bigger goal: $35,000 to renovate a mission hospital.

Gabe posted on his Facebook page that he would give a cake to anyone who donated to the cause, using skills he learned in a homeschool class in cake decorating.

“I make the cakes and Gabe decorates the cakes,” Livvy said. Gabe became known as “Gabe the Cake Man,” and donations came pouring in.

The Lord blessed their many months of effort, and Gabe and Livvy reached their God-sized goal. Samaritan’s Purse has used their funds to rebuild the maternity ward at Nyankunde Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which serves hundreds of moms and babies each year.

Recently, Gabe and Livvy returned from Nyankunde, where they celebrated the dedication of the new ward. While they were there, the first baby was born in the maternity ward, a little girl delivered via Caesarean section. Her mother was so grateful for the medical care she received that she decided to name her daughter Gabriella.

This year, Gabe and Livvy have decided to pick five items from the Gift Catalog. There’s no surprise at the top of Gabe and Livvy’s gift list: they remain passionate about helping mission hospitals. They raised $35,000 for a hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo and would love to see other kids raise money for similar projects.

Help Renovate a Mission Hospital
Help Renovate a Mission Hospital Multitudes around the world would have no access to medical care if not for Christian hospitals built by missionaries at desert crossroads, jungle clearings, and other remote locations. Every year, Samaritan’s Purse sends construction teams and technicians overseas to repair and expand mission hospitals. For about $35,000, we can upgrade surgical or maternity facilities, expand wards, build an outpatient clinic, or make other improvements to minister to the sick and the lost in the Name of Jesus Christ.

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Suggested Gift: $35,000 | Share the Cost: $35
Household Water Filters Over 2,000 children die daily from water-borne diseases that might have been prevented if they didn’t have to drink out of polluted streams or ponds. We have provided hundreds of thousands of families with a better alternative—household filters that use a natural process to strain out bacteria and other impurities. These simple filters work for decades, need no chemicals or electricity, and can be manufactured locally for $100. As we install filters in homes, the Lord opens doors for us to tell families how they can experience His cleansing power, and many come to saving faith in Jesus Christ.

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Suggested Gift: $100
Dairy Animals When we provide families with dairy animals, we give them a daily source of milk rich with protein, calcium, and vitamins that are especially important to growing children. As herds grow, they can be sold for income or given to neighbors in need. Most importantly, as our teams offer training and basic veterinary care, we build relationships so we can tell them how they can have eternal life in Jesus Christ. Your gift of $70 will enable us to provide a goat or other dairy animal to a family in need.

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Suggested Gift: $70
Teach a Child to Read Millions of boys and girls around the world never have the chance to go to school. Samaritan’s Purse works with churches, orphanages, and other ministries to equip Christians to teach children to read and write. Most importantly, we want them to be able to read the Word of God. For $14, you can help provide school supplies or a month of school tuition.

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Suggested Gift: $14
Refugee Relief Since the days of the Exodus, people in the Middle East have often had to flee from tyrants. Today, ISIS death squads have driven thousands of Christians, Yazidis, and others into refugee camps or into Europe, where they face the likelihood that they will never return home. Your gift of $125 can help us provide a displaced family in the Middle East or elsewhere with a heater, food parcels, or other vital assistance. After all these refugees have lost, we want to help them find eternal hope in Jesus Christ and someday rejoice like the Israelites: “The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation” (Exodus 15:2).

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Suggested Gift: $125
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2015 Gift Catalog

Order copies of the printed Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog to view 42 gifts that bring big blessings in Jesus’ Name to struggling families around the globe. From baby chicks to renovating mission hospitals, your gift will have the power to change lives and open doors for the Gospel. As the Bible says, “With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26b, NKJV).

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