Samaritan’s Purse Blog

So Much More Than Cleanup
Samaritan's Purse volunteers brought relief and hope to hundreds after an ice storm crippled a community in Middle Tennessee
Tennessee ice storm response

The freezing rain began falling from the sky before dawn on Feb. 21. When it finally stopped hours later, up to an inch of ice coated trees and power lines in Monterey, a small town in Middle Tennessee. Limbs began snapping and falling. Roofs, yards, roads, and sidewalks were littered with the debris. "This is the largest disaster Putnam County has had in recorded history," said Brandon Smith, manager of the Emergency Operations Center headquartered in Monterey. Samaritan's Purse responded by … [Read more...]

Something To Smile About
Cleft lip and palate surgeries offer hope and healing
South Sudan Cleft Lip Surgery 2014

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How Do You Spell Hope?
Samaritan’s Purse projects make a difference in Vietnam
1418VN Vietnam Projects

Samaritan’s Purse has been working in Vietnam for well over a decade. The poor, the disadvantaged, the disabled, and the orphaned are discovering hope and joy through our projects there. Despite past pains, God is weaving a new story of redemption in both the country’s northwest highlands and in the vibrant capital of Hanoi. SHARE: The Gift of Learning Samaritan’s Purse sponsors several education and livelihoods programs in … [Read more...]

2014 Year in Pictures
See highlights of our work in 2014 as seen through the lenses of our photographers

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Faces of Great Joy Around the World
See the delight of children around the world as they receive good news and great joy in the form of a shoebox gift
OCC- The Foundation Orphanage- MEXICO, GUADALAJARA

There's nothing quite like the joy on a child's face when they receive a gift of love. Shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child show children worldwide to show them they are loved. Simple items like small toys, school supplies and hygiene items are treasures to boys and girls who have very little to call their own. But the real joy is when children learn about the love of Jesus Christ, many for  the first time. That is why Operation Christmas Child exists--to deliver good news and … [Read more...]

The Faces of Women Around the World
See beautiful portraits of women we have helped through our many programs in Jesus' Name.
Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog

They say eyes can be the windows to the soul. But despite how connected our world is today with modern technology, it’s easy to think of people on the other side of the world as another statistic, another faceless cause to support. Oftentimes, we’re never provided the opportunity to meet those who are also living in the same world as us—others who need Jesus just as much as we do. At Samaritan's Purse, we hold our commitment to “go and do likewise” (Luke 10) in Jesus’ Name on a deep, personal … [Read more...]

Fishing With The Garífuna
A boat, a net, and a chance to make a better life
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Children in Georgia Take The Greatest Journey
After receiving Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, boys and girls in the Republic of Georgia completed a 12-week discipleship course that taught them more about Jesus Christ

In the Republic of Georgia, children who live in a community without a church now have the opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ. Around the world, millions of children have embarked on their road to faith when they receive a shoebox gift. Many then begin The Greatest Journey, a 12-week discipleship course that invites them into a deeper relationship with the Savior. Learn more about how you can bring good news and great joy to children through Operation Christmas Child. … [Read more...]

Couples Rediscover Hope in Alaska
Five couples rededicate their lives during their stay with Operation Heal Our Patriots in Alaska.
Retired Army Sergeant First Class Michael Beaulieu shares a tender moment with his wife Wendy during the marriage rededication ceremony held at the end of Week Seven.

Hope became a theme for Week Seven of the Operation Heal Our Patriots summer season in Port Alsworth, Alaska. “Jesus returns us to hope,” Chaplain Jim Fisher said. Though many wounded military personnel may never return to their pre-war “normalcy,” he said, they can find hope, purpose, and meaning for their lives through a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Five of 10 couples chose to rededicate their marriage to God and each other along the shores of Lake Clark in a ceremony last … [Read more...]

Greta Van Susteren Encourages Patriots
Greta Van Susteren, the host of "On the Record" on the Fox News Channel, and her husband, John Coale, encouraged Operation Heal Our Patriots heroes and their spouses over the July 4 weekend.

Greta Van Susteren, the host of "On the Record" on the Fox News Channel, and her husband, John Coale, encouraged Operation Heal Our Patriots heroes and their spouses over the July 4 weekend. Van Susteren has accompanied Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham on several trips, including to Samaritan Lodge Alaska last summer and the Operation Heal Our Patriots reunion earlier this year. She has been an advocate of Samaritan's Purse on her program and on her blog, GretaWire. She has reported … [Read more...]