Samaritan’s Purse Blog


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...]


Community Film Night in Haiti

Samaritan's Purse shows the Jesus film throughout the world, like in this refugee camp in Yida, South Sudan.

Benita Telciné is a nurse who works with Samaritan’s Purse as a trainer in the maternal and child health program Recently, I asked the Samaritan’s Purse Haiti ministry department to project a movie about the resurrection and the passion of Jesus Christ in the Gadyon community in Petit Goâve. I had a club with 300 children, and most of their parents didn’t believe in Christ. I wanted to show these parents how He suffered for us. One of the key scenes is the story of Zacchaeus, which … [Read more...]


Collecting Shoeboxes for a Cause

Collecting Shoeboxes for an Eagle Scout Project

Robby Doughty is an 18-year-old Eagle Scout who has been involved with Samaritan’s Purse through Children’s Heart Project and Operation Christmas Child. My involvement with Samaritan’s Purse first began when I was in fifth grade. When my parents announced that we would be hosting two sick African girls in need of heart surgery, I didn’t know what to expect. At first, I was worried that these strangers would take over my house and mess up my way of living. It was all about me. However, once … [Read more...]


From Handshakes to Hugs

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Simon Gonzalez is the web editor for Samaritan’s Purse. He recently spent a week in Alaska at Operation Heal Our Patriots. Late Sunday afternoon, two airplanes flew into Port Alsworth. Each was full of military couples arriving for a week of outdoor activities and biblically based marriage enrichment courses through Operation Heal Our Patriots. The couples looked out as the planes taxied to a halt and saw a sight that gave them chills. Lining the dirt runway were the Samaritan Lodge staff … [Read more...]


Clean Water Brings Joy to a Community

Clean Water Brings Joy to a Community

Robel Lambisso and Kacho Musa are the water, sanitation, and hygiene program managers in Unity State and Yida, South Sudan. Access to clean water was once hard to come by for the people of Mahliya. The town situated in the northernmost part of South Sudan not only lacked access to clean water but also has experienced significant turmoil over the past few months due to the recent conflict within the country. More than 1 million people have been displaced within South Sudan and nearly 400,000 … [Read more...]


The Joy of Meeting Spiritual Needs

The Joy of Meeting Spiritual Needs

Doug Anderson is the Samaritan’s Purse country director in the Democratic Republic of the Congo My position here in the Democratic Republic of the Congo requires me to spend much time at our office in Bunia behind a desk and in meetings. But the best days are when I get out to visit our teams on the "front lines" as they compassionately serve the people of this needy nation. Recently, in the village of Bwanasura, our team helped 1,200 families fleeing violent conflict. Each family received … [Read more...]