The Village Samaritan

People living in remote areas in smaller villages frequently have limited access to medical care. Many families go without help, causing individuals to die from common illnesses that could have been easily treated. Samaritan’s Purse developed the Village Samaritan program to overcome this gap in health care by training community members to recognize the warning signs of illness and provide basic medicine. They not only help bring treatment, but also educate families in how to prevent diseases from spreading. As the Village Samaritans help people physically, they also share the Word of God and proclaim the Gospel to heal them spiritually. These medical volunteers are following in the footsteps of the good Samaritan by finding the lost and broken, and bringing them hope.