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Operation Christmas Child

Shoeboxes Open Doors and Hearts for the Gospel in Liberia

For nearly 25 years a road divided the two sides of Nyiela, a community in western Liberia that had separated itself into Muslim and Christian parts of town. The sides didn’t talk much and they didn’t cross over, not even for clean water or medical care—not even during the Ebola crisis. Tribal conflicts added to…

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ELWA Hospital, Liberia—Otolaryngologist, Teaching

ELWA Hospital, Liberia—ELWA Hospital was opened in 1965 and has recently completed a revitalization program through Samaritan’s Purse. The new hospital was dedicated in October of 2016. It is now an 81-bed facility: 20 male medical/surgical, 20 female medical/surgical, 18 pediatrics, 16 post-partum, and seven labor and delivery beds. The medical staff is led by a PAACS trained surgeon.…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Restoring Sight in Liberia

Eleven-month-old Jerrylyn was abandoned as an infant and found covered by ants in a Monrovia dumpster. “Her eyes would turn very red and she could not keep from scratching them and crying,” Jerrylyn’s adoptive mother, Vera, shared. “When we would talk to her, she could not see us. She would look around when she heard…

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Health & Medical Ministries

ELWA Hospital, Liberia – General Surgeon – ongoing

ELWA Hospital, Liberia – ELWA Hospital was opened in 1965 and has recently completed a revitalization program through Samaritan’s Purse. The new hospital was dedicated in October of 2016.  It is now an 81 bed facility: (20) male medical/surgical, (20) female medical/surgical, (18) pediatrics, (16) post-partum, 7 Labor & Delivery beds.  The medical staff is led by a…

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Health & Medical Ministries

ELWA Hospital, Liberia—OB/GYN and Family Practice, ongoing need

ELWA Hospital, Liberia—ELWA Hospital was opened in 1965 and has recently completed a revitalization program through Samaritan’s Purse. The new hospital was dedicated in October of 2016. It is now an 81 bed facility: (20) male medical/surgical, (20) female medical/surgical, (18) pediatrics, (16) post-partum, 7 Labor & Delivery beds.  The medical staff is led by a PAACS trained…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Sports Ministry Brings Liberian Children Health and Healing

Kumba, 17, still has bullet fragments in her leg from when she was shot at age 10; she also has many emotional wounds caused by the husband who abandoned her and the death of her newborn two years ago. But these difficulties fade for a little while as she learns to laugh and play again—without…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Mending Smiles and Hearts in Liberia

John Wreh was born with a cleft lip and almost did not survive. The problem was not physical though—fear and ignorance nearly placed John in an early grave. His community in Liberia almost buried him alive because a cleft lip was believed to be a sign of witchcraft. He was not killed but he did…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Sight Restored for Ebola Survivors in Liberia

*Catherine’s face darkened as she thought back to the time in 2014 when Ebola claimed the lives of so many. “The dead were more than the living,” she recalled, eyes brimming with tears. When Catherine’s son became sick, she cared faithfully for him, but eventually he succumbed to the virus. Soon she began feeling ill,…

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Our Ministry

Sampson and Greta Van Susteren Return to Liberia!

After receiving life-changing surgery in the United States—thanks to Mayo Clinic and Greta Van Susteren—a 16-year-old named Sampson has returned home to Liberia aboard our DC-8 and was received with much praise and thanksgiving. Samaritan’s Purse staff in Liberia and the United States were also instrumental in bringing healing—physical and spiritual—to this young man. It…

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Women's Programs

Faithful in Liberia

Ben O’Neil is the maternal and child health program manager for Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia. Am I wrong about the underlying presumptions I’m operating from? That’s the terrifying question every scientist asks him/herself when the observed results don’t match their hypothesis. It’s terrifying because it means that you’re not only wrong about how something happens…

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