Samaritan’s Purse Blog

Pursuing a Higher Calling
Two families moved to Nepal to save lives. Along the way, their lives were transformed too.

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Water Is Life
See our work in South Sudan for World Water Day 2016

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Surviving the Himalayan Winter
View a photo essay on our airlift of urgently needed winter supplies to mountain villages in Nepal

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Faces of the Faithful
Operation Christmas Child year-round volunteers serve in various roles to aid in the success of the project

Year-round volunteers make Operation Christmas Child possible. In all 50 states and Puerto Rico, more than 9,000 people ranging from youth to retirees serve on area teams that facilitate this Samaritan’s Purse project. Opportunities are available in leadership, church relations, logistics, community relations, media relations, prayer mobilization, administrative support, and student relations. With Operation Christmas Child, there’s a niche for you whatever your gift, life-stage, or location. … [Read more...]

Kent Brantly’s Tribute to Sarah Lantz
A memorial to a gifted doctor with a heart for missions

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Water Breathes New Life
Mountainous communities in Haiti are renewed through clean water sources

Water and life are harmonious. Water breathes new life—it enlivens and sustains. When we feel cracked and brittle, the sole thought of water allows hope to crescendo. Water replenishes what was once depleted. The mountain communities of Trouin, Haiti, are enveloped in thick, green farmlands. The villages of Lebo, Ka Joj, and Polit are vibrant and lush, but—high in the hills—clean, drinkable water is elusive. The Lord remembers the people who live in each pocket of the world. In … [Read more...]

Una Nueva Sonrisa
Samaritan's Purse brings a new smile to dozens in Bolivia through our Cleft Lip and Palate Program

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2015 Year in Pictures
This year's top 26 moments as seen through the lens of our photographers

In 2015, we provided relief to millions of suffering people around the world. As we meet people's physical needs, we also point them to "the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:39, NKJV). The photos below represent 26 of our top moments this year.   … [Read more...]

What Happens to Your Shoebox?
The journey from your hands to little hands in need

Thank you so much for your generous giving during National Collection Week! Now that you have sent off your Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts with prayer, they are en route to boys and girls around the world. The first stop in that journey is at one of our eight processing centers located across the United States. Here shoeboxes are inspected and prepared for international shipping. Next they travel by plane, truck, or ship to more than 100 countries and territories where local … [Read more...]

Good Nutrition After a War
A grandmother receives seeds and education to help her starving family

The view from their house in the Congo would be worth $1 million in the U.S. The small stick structure sits high in the hills, overlooking lush fields below and mountains in the distance. It seems like the most beautiful place in the world—if you forget the pain and suffering that has overtaken the area for 10 years. Between her children and grandchildren, “Mama” Chantal Sizikana has raised nearly 40 kids. She’s lived simply with her large family as a farmer for most of her life. But in 2005, … [Read more...]