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Health & Medical Ministries

They No Longer Call Her Cursed

Editor’s Note: Joni Byker, Country Director for Samaritan’s Purse Liberia, recently visited ELWA hospital where Samaritan’s Purse surgical teams provided corrective surgery to cleft lip/palate patients in Monrovia, Liberia. She wrote this moving account. The work that we are able to do here in Liberia is not without its challenges. Daily we are faced with…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Fighting COVID-19 and Providing Relief in Africa

Samaritan’s Purse teams based in our seven country offices across Africa continue to help alleviate suffering during the COVID-19 global pandemic, finding critical ways to support men, women, and children during this uncertain time. Our teams are working hard to help train medical professionals and equip healthcare centers, to create awareness programs for communities, and…

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Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

God’s Blessing Through Beekeeping

When Isatu’s husband died from Ebola back in 2016, she was left alone to raise her children and manage a household. Her story is not uncommon in Liberia where the ravages of war and a deadly virus have left families without fathers or mothers—or both. Often families also lack money to handle everyday expenses. This…

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Operation Christmas Child

Shoebox Gifts Go Even Where There Is No Road

Sixty bare-chested men started running towards Dian and Sandee. The group’s leader was waving his rifle in the air and yelling. Among the throng was a man carrying a black cooking pot and more men brandishing their rifles in the air. The two women froze. But to their surprise, the horde ran past them and…

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Women's Programs

Prayers of a Faithful Woman

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Construction Projects

Reconstructed ELWA Hospital Dedicated in Liberia

When Ebola Virus Disease spread to Liberia in early 2014, ELWA Hospital in Monrovia was thrust to the front lines of a battle to save lives and stop the deadly outbreak. It was at ELWA that Samaritan’s Purse set up an Ebola Treatment Unit to care for patients with the highly contagious and dreaded disease.…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Ebola Supplies Being Distributed in Liberia

Nearly 100 tons of supplies to fight the deadly Ebola virus that arrived last week on a 747 cargo jet chartered and stocked by Samaritan’s Purse are being distributed in Liberia. The airlift departed from Charlotte on Wednesday, Oct.1. It landed in Monrovia early the next afternoon Liberia time. The plane was greeted on arrival…

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Construction Projects

Construction Resumes on Hospital in Liberia

With the deadly Ebola virus finally declining in Liberia, Samaritan’s Purse is resuming construction of a much-needed hospital near Monrovia. A recommencement ceremony of the Samaritan’s Purse Liberia hospital project in partnership with ELWA Hospital and Serving in Mission (SIM) took place at the construction site on April 15. The program opened with a prayer,…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Ebola Memorial Cemetery Dedicated in Liberia

Foya, Liberia, is a large, rural community nestled between the borders of Guinea and Sierra Leone. It is the place where Ebola (EVD) first came to Liberia in March 2014. As the epicenter for the Liberian Ebola outbreak, the people of Foya intimately experienced the horrors of the disease, which infected 10,675 people and killed…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Why I Went Back to Liberia and Will Again

Bev Kauffeldt recently returned to Liberia to serve as the Ebola Response Lead for several weeks. She is married to Kendell, who serves as the Liberia Country Director. They are currently working from North America and desire to return home one day with their two sons. *Warning: Reading this blog may make you feel uncomfortable—I…

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