Stories About the Children

Persecuted Christians Get Help Rebuilding
on the Plains of Nineveh

Widowed since 1993, Sana gets by on her husband’s pension and whatever she can earn by baking bread for other families in Iraq. She cannot read or write but follows Christ closely. “I go to church and hear the Word of God,” Sana said. “I’m at peace.” Over the past few years she’s been displaced [&hellip

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‘We Are Going to Cherish This for the Rest of Our Lives’

Military couples at Samaritan Lodge started last week with a Memorial Day observance for fallen veterans but ended the week with celebrating new life in Christ. Army Staff Sergeant Kyle Welch was one life that was changed last week as he experienced the healing power of Jesus Christ. He said the week with his wife [&hellip

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Keeping Promises in Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico last September, its fierce winds shredded the roof off of Patricio Palermo’s home. His exposed belongings were drenched and destroyed by the pounding rains. Patricio and his family rode out the monstrous storm at a relative’s home. After Maria passed, he drove back to his property, nervous what [&hellip

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Operation Heal Our Patriots Begins Seventh Season in Alaska Focused on Military Marriages

This past weekend Samaritan’s Purse welcomed 10 military couples to Samaritan Lodge Alaska for the start of the seventh summer season of Operation Heal Our Patriots. Staff and couples started their time on Monday with a special observance of Memorial Day. Each week for the next 15 weeks, May 27 to Sept. 7, wounded U.S. [&hellip

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Shoebox Recipient ‘Continually Proclaiming the Gospel’

Melvin Chicas was among more than 100 children who prayed to receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior during an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution event in Honduras. Melvin and the other children then participated in The Greatest Journey, when they learned more about God and the Bible during the 12-lesson discipleship program. “All [&hellip

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Colombian Teacher Takes Children on
The Greatest Journey to Jesus

Since 2009, Samaritan’s Purse has trained more than 718,000 volunteers around the world to teach The Greatest Journey discipleship program. Gina Paredes is one of them. She grew up in Colombia, South America, when it was wracked by civil war. She lived in the coastal city of Cartagena with her mother and brother in a [&hellip

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New Center in Kenya Will Provide Lifesaving Surgeries and Share Christ’s Love

Vincent Sambai labored long hours every day plowing behind his oxen. His muscles always ached, but he felt satisfied with a good day’s work. So, he knew something was amiss when he started tiring easily and his breathing became labored. “I could no longer run or walk uphill, and I even grew fatigued with light [&hellip

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High Country Warrior Ride Supports Military Marriages

The seventh annual High Country Warrior Ride on Saturday, May 19, raised $16,600 in support of Operation Heal Our Patriots, the Samaritan’s Purse ministry to military couples with a spouse injured or wounded in combat operations after 9/11. One hundred and twenty motorcyclists on 71 bikes rolled out Saturday morning from Samaritan’s Purse international headquarters [&hellip

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World Medical Mission Strengthens Christian Hospitals Across the Globe

Samaritan’s Purse staff recently visited mission hospitals in Zambia and saw the important work of World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse. Cissie Graham Lynch met with new mothers and pregnant women who, because of our donation of a fetal monitor, were able to hear their baby’s heartbeat for the first time. “It [&hellip

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Moms Who Suffered Under ISIS
Now Receive Help for their Babies

When you live in a displacement camp, you’re assigned one tent for your whole family. Your bathrooms are at the end of the block—along with your kitchen and access to water. How do you prepare food for your child? How do you keep your child safe? Kelly Nau, Samaritan’s Purse health program manager in Iraq, [&hellip

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