Stories About the Children

After Deadly Flooding in Japan, Response Team Helps Churches Mobilize Volunteers

Samaritan’s Purse has a disaster assistance response team (DART) in western Japan responding to the deadly floods. We are coming alongside local churches to help them as they assist hurting homeowners. We boosted the number of boots on the ground over the weekend of July 21-22. Several of our staff have long-term experience in Japan, [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Deploys After Multiple Tornadoes Tear Up Parts of Iowa

Update: Samaritan’s Purse will focus on serving homeowners in Marshalltown where over 700 homes have sustained damage. Our host church will be the Evangelical Free Church at 3111 S. 6th St. Volunteers began work on Sunday, July 22. Staff, equipment, and a disaster relief unit—packed with tools and supplies—have arrived in Iowa after tornadoes ripped [&hellip

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Animal Projects Benefit the Yazidi People of Iraq

When ISIS roared through Sinjar, Iraq, in Aug. 2014, they trapped up to 100,000 of the Yazidi people group on Mount Sinjar. Deprived of food and water, many lost their lives in the siege. ISIS also performed mass executions in this area and enslaved Yazidi girls. In the midst of this terror, the jihadists stole [&hellip

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“My Life Has Been Changed”

Army Sergeant Marco Solt expected to find improvised explosive devices (IED) during their route clearance mission in Iraq. That was his job as a combat engineer. They’d find the bombs and neutralize them. But this bomb found their vehicle first. In the confusing seconds after the explosion, he thought he’d lost his teeth. However, it [&hellip

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The Gospel Bears Fruit in Niger’s Rural Communities

Living in the vast desert of rural Niger, Ibrahim Sani had heard very little of Jesus Christ apart from some disparaging remarks made by local Muslim leaders. He’d been told Christians had horns, that they were demons. Those are the kinds of things Ibrahim believed—that is, until Abdou Issa and his wife Ouma came to [&hellip

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Ministry Continues in Wake of South Texas Flooding

When a ferocious thunderstorm jolted Stacy Francois awake at 5 a.m., she cleared the cob webs from her mind and started checking around her house in Weslaco, Texas. She grew anxious when she noticed water coming under the front door. The scene brought back frightening memories of floodwaters seeping into the same home three years [&hellip

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Saving the Lives of Heart Patients in Kenya and Beyond

An orphan named Kopokok was rushed to Tenwek Hospital from a drought-stricken corner of Kenya. His body was ravaged by rheumatic heart disease as well as a lack of food. Dr. Agneta Odera, a young Kenyan surgeon, hurried Kopokok into the operating room to receive a new heart valve. Kopokok was one of the first [&hellip

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Watch Greta Van Susteren Report from Bangladesh on the Plight of the Rohingya

Almost a million Rohingya have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh. Conditions remain difficult in crowded camps. Monsoon rains only compound the problems. Learn more by watching journalist Greta Van Susteren’s recent report (above) for Voice of America (VOA) from Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Greta is a longtime friend and supporter of Samaritan’s Purse and has [&hellip

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New Friendships, Stronger Marriages Built Among Military Couples

Army Sergeant Larry Kaibetoney and his wife Chani touched down on the runway at Samaritan Lodge Alaska to a hero’s welcome—with a crowd, young and old, cheering and waving American flags. They might have expected such a welcome after Larry’s injury in Iraq more than a decade ago, but those hopes had never before materialized. [&hellip

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