Samaritan’s Purse Blog


Making Disciples at Heart Camp

Children's Heart Project Heart Camp

Emily Arneson was the Children’s Heart Project manager in Mongolia for three years. She now works in the U.S. as the assistant director of the program. Children who have congenital heart defects in Mongolia have few options for surgery. But more than 320 Mongolian children have received another chance at life through open-heart surgery or interventional cardiac catheterization with Children’s Heart Project. This is probably the second greatest gift they will ever receive and one that saves … [Read more...]


The Third Greatest Gift

Children's Heart Project Heart Camp

Emily Arneson was the Children’s Heart Project manager in Mongolia for three years. She recently moved back to the U.S. to work with Children’s Heart Project as the assistant director of the program. Children who have congenital heart defects in Mongolia have few options for surgery. But more than 320 Mongolian children have received another chance at life through open-heart surgery or interventional cardiac catheterization with Children’s Heart Project. This is probably the second greatest … [Read more...]


The Gift of Sight

The Gift of Sight

Tom Ovington is the community health and logistics assistant in the Samaritan’s Purse Bolivia office. “And behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, ‘Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David!’ … So Jesus stood still and called them, and said, ‘What do you want Me to do for you?’ They said to Him, ‘Lord, that our eyes may be opened.’ So Jesus had compassion and touched their eyes. And immediately their eyes received sight, and they … [Read more...]


Relief for Families on a Hill

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Julia Henning is an intern at the Samaritan’s Purse Cambodia office. The team left the office in two vans and one truck, followed by a larger truck full of the food we were going to give to people affected by the floods. Each of the 350 families was to receive 25 kilograms of rice, 12 cans of fish, 500 milliliters of cooking oil, one kilogram of sugar, one kilogram of salt, 500 milliliters of soy sauce, 500 milliliters of fish sauce, one case of noodles, and one tarp from Samaritan’s … [Read more...]


Food for Malnourished Children

Food for Malnourished Children

Cybil Castil works as a registered nurse with the Samaritan’s Purse nutrition team in the Philippines Poverty is rampant in Santa Fe. For most people, the situation worsened after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed much of the area. One woman who lives here, Remelyn, is a mother of three children and the wife of a farmer. When the typhoon struck, her family became destitute. One afternoon, a Samaritan's Purse nutrition team visited the town where Remelyn lives. Our team looks for and assesses … [Read more...]


Five Ways Chickens Can Change a Life

Five Ways Chickens Can Change a Life

Keith Anderson recently completed an internship with Samaritan’s Purse in Mozambique. Samaritan’s Purse staff members working in Mozambique are heavily involved with animal projects, working with chickens, cows, and even goats. Focused on community development, these livestock programs seek to provide wholesome sources of food, financial security, transportation, farming capabilities, and the list goes on. But what actually changes for families that receive these animals? In the province … [Read more...]


Rainy Season is Here

Rainy Season is Here

Whitney Conard lives in Cambodia with her husband, Andrew, who works with Samaritan’s Purse as a water, sanitation, and hygiene program manager. She originally posted this blog on her personal site. Rainy season began in early August here in Cambodia. The air itself changes into a thick, wet blanket that coats everything. It sprinkles off and on throughout the morning, and by afternoon, it turns into torrential downpours. It's rain like you've never seen in America. Yesterday afternoon, I … [Read more...]


The Last Home Visit

The Last Home Visit

Dela Rodríguez is the Children’s Heart Project coordinator in Honduras. “The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning. It’s time to sing Your song again. Whatever may pass and whatever comes before me, let me be singing when the evening comes …” These few words from a well-known worship song resonated in my mind as I traveled six hours to visit Nestor Packs’ family in Trujillo, one of the oldest Honduran towns. Christopher Columbus landed in Trujillo in 1502 during his fourth voyage to the … [Read more...]


Healing Through Basketball

Healing Through Basketball

Joe Benson is a video producer with Samaritan’s Purse. He traveled to the Philippines a week after Typhoon Haiyan to document the damage and relief efforts and recently went on a follow-up trip. He produced the video above. With towers of smoke swelling into the gray skies, blank stares searched for anything salvageable in the piles of debris that crept into the damp streets. In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, trauma seized the city of Tacloban, once a lively tropical getaway. Amid the … [Read more...]


Mentoring Future Leaders

Mentoring Future Leaders

Jessica Langevin is the project coordinator for the Greta Home and Academy in Haiti. “Raising Christian Leaders for the Future of Haiti” is displayed in big, bold print on a bulletin board of the Greta Home and Academy for staff and visitors to see the heart of who we are and what we do. It makes us think about how we’re doing each day. With 70 children, that vision can seem challenging, and we realize it can’t be done alone. To raise Christian leaders, the children need more than daily … [Read more...]