Samaritan’s Purse Blog

Changing Lives Through Water Projects


Alex Wann works with Samaritan’s Purse in Bolivia as a water, sanitation, and hygiene monitoring coordinator. We visited Francisca and Henry’s community one morning to talk with their leaders about water. While passing the home of this grandmother and grandson, we noticed their BioSand water filter, so we stopped in to say hello. Francisca shared that her village received these filters from Samaritan’s Purse in 2012. We’re encouraged to see the filter serving its purpose for this family two … [Read more...]

Welcome Home, Eva!

Welcome Home, Eva

Dela Rodríguez is the Children’s Heart Project coordinator in Honduras. “We love Him because He first loved us,” (1 John 4:19, NKJV). Love unites us. Love for God, love for a cause, and love for a little heart. On May 9, Eva Mejía traveled from Honduras to Texas for a life-changing surgery to repair a congenital heart defect. Eva had a successful operation that washed away the memory of shortness of breath, pale skin, and a clouded future. Her mother, Dilcia, is grateful to God, … [Read more...]

Backpack Evangelism

Backpack Evangelism

Samaritan’s Purse has created a backpack evangelism kit that makes it easier for evangelists to share the Gospel in remote villages in Niger and across Sub-Saharan Africa. The kit includes a DVD player and speakers that can be powered by electricity, rechargeable solar batteries, a generator, or even a motorcycle engine. A Samaritan’s Purse evangelist on a motorcycle can carry the kit to distant villages and effectively share the Good News, utilizing tools like the Jesus film to illustrate … [Read more...]

First Birth at Samaritan’s Purse Child Birthing Center

First Birth at Samaritan's Purse Child Birthing Center

Julia Henning is an intern at the Samaritan’s Purse Cambodia office. This entry was originally posted on her personal blog. Samnang was born on May 30, 2014, in Svay Chreah commune. In Khmer language, “Samnang” means very lucky. His mother, Sophon, gave this name to her baby boy because his story is special. Sophon was newly married, and she didn’t know that she was pregnant until a few months into her pregnancy. She had never been to a health center for a checkup, but she received some … [Read more...]

Hope is Here to Stay

A choir greeted guests with songs of welcome and joy before the dedication of our new hospital wing in South Sudan.

Shanna McClarnon is Samaritan's Purse Information Officer in South Sudan After an hour and a half plane ride from South Sudan’s capital city of Juba, we were quickly on the ground to celebrate the completion of the Maban County Hospital expansion. As the plane carrying a diverse group of passengers flew over South Sudan’s lush green countryside, excitement began to build with everyone eager to see the finished facility and meet those who worked tirelessly on the project. It held … [Read more...]

Dancing Amid Destruction


Nikki Roberti Miller is a writer who covered the tornado that hit Louisville, Mississippi, in May. It’s hard to find joy during life’s storms—let alone a real one. And yet, we were dancing in an adorable, elderly lady’s driveway. It probably looked odd. Weird even. The tornado had blind-sided Louisville, Mississippi, and the community was reeling. Entire neighborhoods were wiped out. Families were grieving the loss of loved ones. But we still danced, because well, we didn’t have a … [Read more...]

How Agriculture Changed a Life

How Agriculture Changed a Life

Georgette Yate is a beneficiary of a Samaritan’s Purse agricultural program in Mambasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I come from a poor family. I was forced to get married at a young age to a man I didn’t want to marry. When I was pregnant with my fourth child, my husband abandoned me and left me to care for our family. There was a man in my village who offered to help me with the condition that I become his wife. I didn’t have any other options, so I married him. We had one … [Read more...]

Shelter and the Word of God

Shelter and the Word of God

Lloyd Abrenica works with the Samaritan’s Purse ministry team in the Philippines. It was hot and sunny as I traveled to Santa Fe with a group of Bible distributors from Samaritan’s Purse. The task was to distribute a copy of the Bible in the local dialect to people who had received shelter from us. As we arrived in Zone 1 of Santa Fe, I immediately noticed the Samaritan’s Purse tarpaulins. They could be seen in every household. If it wasn’t used as roofing, it was used as walls to cover … [Read more...]

Good News for Emmanuel

Ebola Outbreak

David Torres is the logistics officer for the disaster assistance relief team in the Liberia The anticipation was almost unbearable. All the medical personnel gathered around the white, plastic table in the Ebola isolation center that had the white board with the status of all the patients. We had just received a text message that announced the results of the blood samples of various patients sent to the lab the previous day were available. I was eagerly waiting for the results for … [Read more...]

More Than a Diploma

More than a Diploma

Jessica Langevin is the project coordinator for the Greta Home and Academy in Haiti. Mamas and Papas decorate the railings with streamers as little mouths blow up big, red balloons. A celebration is about to begin for 13 of the children graduating at the Greta Academy in Léogâne, Haiti. In just a few minutes, the kindergarten class clothed in suits and dresses will walk across the stage, accept their diplomas, and officially become first graders. As the ceremony begins, parents, staff, and … [Read more...]