Stories About the Children

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Celebrating 25 Years of Giving Shoebox Gifts to Children in Need

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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Finding Hope in the Wake of Wisconsin Floods

Samaritan’s Purse volunteers gave Amber Schell something more to remember on her birthday than just the flood that devastated her home and much of her neighborhood. While working on her house in the community of La Valle, Wisconsin, they brought her the hope of Jesus Christ. As our team cleaned mud and debris out her [&hellip

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Creating Safe Spaces for Children in Iraq

The children in Iraq’s displacement camps on the Nineveh Plains have experienced more trauma in their young lives than many people will go through in their entire lifetime. “Many of them have seen their parents murdered in front of them,” said Jessica Langevin, Samaritan’s Purse children and family program manager in Iraq. “They’ve seen tanks [&hellip

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Military Couple Finds a New Beginning in Christ

The first time Wayne Wilson learned how to drive, it was behind the wheel of a Humvee in Iraq. The 17-year-old had joined the Army to escape from an abusive home, going straight from high school into basic training. He graduated from Airborne School and was immediately deployed on his first combat tour in 2002. [&hellip

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These Doctors Love to Serve in Jesus’ Name

Samantha Conroy never dreamed about being a doctor. She was the kid who fainted at the sight of blood. So when Samantha attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and majored in biology, she thought she’d get her Ph.D. and do research. But as God worked in her life and she surrendered to His Lordship, Samantha [&hellip

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Volunteers Helping Homeowners in Deluged Wisconsin

UPDATE (Sept. 11): Teams continue to serve homeowners with cleanup as floodwaters are no longer rising. UPDATE (Sept. 6): As waters across Sauk County continue to rise, Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are engaging with homeowners worried that their homes might flood once again. Yesterday, we filled sandbags and also prayed with homeowners, asking God for His [&hellip

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Watermelon Harvest Yields Income for Haitian Farmers

Camille and his wife Ellevie farm three acres of land in Grand-Goâve, Haiti, to provide for themselves and their three school-age children, but last year they struggled to make ends meet. Their watermelon crop died on the vine, the fruit eaten by insects. This year Camille was among 300 area farmers who trekked the rugged [&hellip

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A Hurting Marriage Begins to Heal from the Wounds of War

He’d been good with a gun since he started hunting at age 8 and was a hard-driving athlete during high school, so for Nick Hine the rigorous life of a Marine Corps scout sniper seemed like a good fit. He wasn’t interested in college just yet, so when he was 18 years old he joined [&hellip

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Hurricane Harvey Recovery: One Year Later

Rockport, Texas, resident Calistro Torres decided to weather out Hurricane Harvey, and as it made landfall he witnessed it rip through his roof, tear up his walls, churn up his floors, and toss around furniture. Praise God the 72-year-old survived the onslaught. In the aftermath, our volunteers arrived at Torres’ house to remove debris and [&hellip

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