Stories About the Children

Portraits of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

More than 13,000 Syrian refugees have fled through conflict zones in their own country to find safety in neighboring Iraq. Their first stop across the border is the Sehela transit center where Samaritan’s Purse staff has been present to greet them, help serve a meal, and offer them hygiene and dignity kits, complete with soap, [&hellip

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God’s Love Transforms Hearts

Vanessa was mad at God and questioned why He had allowed her son Mateo to be born with a hole in his heart. Mateo had to limit his physical activity because he was easily tired and out of breath. Even when he felt OK, his family cautioned him against running too hard or too long [&hellip

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‘Baking a Difference’ for Christ in North Carolina

With some 60 members, Grace Presbyterian Church’s small size is no obstacle to their great desire to share the hope of Jesus Christ around the world. The Franklin, North Carolina, church is one of thousands of small-town churches across the country who are joining together to create a lasting, global impact through Operation Christmas Child. [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Responding After Storms Bash Western Tennessee

Samaritan’s Purse is on the ground in Adamsville, Tennessee, where strong storms and straightline winds damaged 70 percent of communities in McNairy County in the western part of the state. Volunteers are assisting homeowners, including a large number of elderly residents, whose homes and property have been damaged by large trees and debris. Our teams [&hellip

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Friendly Competition in Oklahoma Multiplies the Impact of Operation Christmas Child Around the World

Oklahoma youngsters Ava and Sam hold a friendly competition each year to see who can pack the most Operation Christmas Child gift-filled shoeboxes. But, win or lose, their real goal is the same—to see kids all over the world come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Ava and Sam love to pack [&hellip

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Extending Disaster and Trauma Training to Dominica

Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Dominica on September 18, 2017. The Category 5 storm directly affected 90 percent of the population, causing $1.37 billion in damages. The island is not only vulnerable to hurricanes, but also tropical storms, landslides, floods, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions. Samaritan’s Purse surveyed church leaders in Dominica in 2018 and [&hellip

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Second Chances

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Lighting His Way to Jesus

Kululu Atsiaya often felt forgotten, especially at Christmas. He knew his family loved him, but life was hard for the boy growing up in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. He had heard stories of people receiving gifts, but he had never experienced it or known anyone who had. Most families in his neighborhood struggled to [&hellip

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Edward Graham Joins Celebration for New Church in the Mountains of Mexico

La Laguna village in remote Mexico, home to the Nahuatl people, was once unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No one in the mountain community had ever heard the name of Jesus. No one had ever been told that God loves them or how they could have a personal relationship with the Living Savior. [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Offers Relief as Syrian Refugees Cross into Iraq

Samaritan’s Purse continues to help thousands of Syrian refugees who’ve recently crossed into Iraq. These desperate people–the majority of whom are women and children—are fleeing in the wake of Turkey’s early October invasion into northeastern Syria. Our disaster assistance response team (DART) is distributing relief—including water, blankets, and hygiene kits—to families in need at the [&hellip

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