Stories About the Children

Texas Homeowners Grateful for Grace After Escaping Hurricane Harvey

“I used to mow her yard and her yard,” Doug said and pointed at two brick houses across the street. “Now, I can’t even mow my own yard.” Doug Beem was diagnosed with neuropathy 15 years ago. He wears braces on his legs and uses a walker. The disease has worsened over the years, making [&hellip

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Third-Grader Sells Her Art to Pack More Shoebox Gifts

The Hughes family used to pack three shoeboxes a year, but this year they are planning to do at least 30. Their oldest daughter, Lily, 8, is selling custom drawings to friends and family to raise money to pack and send shoebox gifts to children in need around the world. “I really like whenever I [&hellip

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Christian Doctors Celebrate God’s Faithfulness at World Medical Mission Conference

World Medical Mission’s annual Prescription for Renewal conference radiated with extra praise and thanksgiving this year as the Samaritan’s Purse ministry commemorated the 40th anniversary of its founding. Hundreds of medical professionals—many seasoned missionaries and others interested in first-time service opportunities—gathered at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina, last [&hellip

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Franklin Graham in Houston to See Hurricane Harvey Relief Work

Franklin Graham was in the Houston area this weekend to pray with, comfort, and encourage homeowners still struggling to recover after Hurricane Harvey’s floods. He also met with our volunteers and leaders from our partner churches. On Friday, Graham traveled to work sites connected to our city base, where we are hosted by Christ Evangelical [&hellip

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Go Tell It on the Mountains

Rebeca, 13, hears what some peers say as she walks by, “Poor Rebeca, Rebeca so poor.” It’s true that Rebeca’s family in La Paz, Bolivia, doesn’t have much money. Her father left years ago. Her mother works at a convenience store to make ends meet for Rebeca and her three siblings. But instead of asking [&hellip

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Relief Work Continues and Expands Across Puerto Rico

Juana Reyes and her young daughter, Lady, slept soundly even as Hurricane Maria’s fierce 155-mph winds lashed Puerto Rico on Sept. 20. But, around 5 a.m., Juana was abruptly awakened when her tin roof collapsed. Portions fell atop her and pounding rain poured into her bedroom. Then she heard Lady scream as a lamp crashed [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Restores Homes of Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Samaritan’s Purse completed its first 10 home restorations in Qaraqosh, Iraq, in mid-September. It was a milestone worth celebrating and a bright spot for these Christian families who lost everything when fleeing from ISIS three years ago. In August 2014, ISIS militants invaded towns on the Nineveh Plains, including the traditionally Christian city of Qaraqosh. [&hellip

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Maria and Irma Response Updates: Surgical Team and Supplies Arrive on Dominica

UPDATE: Our DC-8 aircraft continues to bring tons of relief supplies every few days to Puerto Rico. Distributions of heavy-duty shelter plastic, blankets, hygiene kits, and other emergency supplies are benefiting thousands of families. We also recently used our helicopter to deliver food kits to scores of families in the remote community of Don Alonso. [&hellip

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Shoebox Processing Center Registration Now Open!

Volunteer registration opens this week—starting Wednesday, Oct. 4—for Operation Christmas Child shoebox processing centers across the country. 7. Early Birds Could Get the Time Slot   Speed up the registration process by filling out a volunteer profile in advance. If you already have an updated volunteer profile, you can go directly to reserving a time [&hellip

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Serving the People of Dominica in Jesus’ Name

Simon Solomon had a critical decision to make. As Hurricane Maria’s 185-mph winds and torrential rains began to splinter his wood-framed home, he wondered whether he should stay or risk making a run for safer shelter. The 52-year-old fled his home and raced towards his neighbor’s house. With debris whooshing about from every direction, Simon [&hellip

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