Stories About the Children

Franklin Graham Celebrates 25 Years of Operation Christmas Child at Charlotte Event

Franklin Graham, along with several hundred enthusiastic volunteers from across the country, celebrated Operation Christmas Child’s 25th year of sending shoeboxes to children in need with an energetic, praise-filled ceremony on Nov. 29. The event was held at the Samaritan’s Purse Charlotte Processing Center. “We want to dedicate these boxes to God for His glory [&hellip

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Students and Young Adults Help Georgia Community Recover After Hurricane

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER FOR ONE OF OUR HURRICANE RESPONSES As Hurricane Michael ripped through southern Georgia, Albany State University was forced to postpone their annual homecoming festivities. Classes were cancelled, and students were evacuated. When students did return, the destruction they found in their community was profound. Determined to bring hope and joy back [&hellip

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Making Disciples in the Philippines

Every medical test indicated that Tess had cancer. Doctors told her that the tumor was large and should be removed as soon as possible. Yet, on the day of her surgery, the tumor was gone. None of the doctors could explain what had happened—but Tess knew. “God took it out,” she said. “God gave me [&hellip

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Franklin Graham Meets with Iraqi Believers as Homes Are Restored

Franklin Graham recently traveled to the historic Christian town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, where he saw progress on Project Nehemiah, the Samaritan’s Purse initiative to rebuild the homes of persecuted believers. During this early November trip, he met with residents who, after years of displacement, have finally been able to return home thanks in part to [&hellip

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Churches in South Sudan Trained to Help Their Neighbors

Like millions of other South Sudanese, Abuk Athian Wol, 38, has endured terrible hardship. When she was young, a disease left her right leg permanently disabled, her father died in war, and her mother passed away not long afterward. At age 23, Abuk was forced to marry a 52-year-old man who died shortly after she [&hellip

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SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER: Samaritan’s Purse Responding to Deadly Fires in Northern California

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER IN CALIFORNIA Samaritan’s Purse has staff on the ground in Northern California’s Butte County, with one of our disaster relief units—a tractor trailer packed with tools and equipment—standing by. We will help homeowners sift for valuables and remove debris just as soon as local authorities allow us entrance. Billy Graham Rapid [&hellip

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Canadian Military Couple Gives Back in Florida Panhandle

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER WITH SAMARITAN’S PURSE Hurricane Michael caused massive devastation across the Florida Panhandle, leaving Mexico Beach and other communities unrecognizable as nearly every house, landmark, and building was washed away. Thousands of volunteers have served with Samaritan’s Purse, helping hundreds of families recover from the storm. Darren and Colleen Beers are two [&hellip

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5 Ways to Change a Life for Under $15

Sometimes simple gifts have the biggest impact. It doesn’t take much to abundantly bless someone else in need. Through the following gift ideas—all under $15—these are gifts even your kids can help give to make a difference that will last long after your Christmas wrapping paper is thrown away. 1. ‘Jesus Loves Me’ Lambs When [&hellip

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A Bolivian Farmer Serves the Lord with Rededicated Passion

Nelson, a 26-year-old commercial farmer in Palca, Bolivia, heard the Gospel a few years ago and gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. But he never became involved in a local church. “My work and the influence of my friends became a distraction,” Nelson said. All that changed when a ministry team from Samaritan’s [&hellip

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Franklin Graham Reflects on 25 Years of Sharing God’s Love Through Shoebox Gifts Delivered to the Ends of the Earth

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse has partnered with local churches around the world to deliver 157 million Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to children in need in 160 countries. Each one—packed full of fun toys, school supplies, and hygiene items by a family or individual—is sent with prayer that the child who receives it will experience [&hellip

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