Stories About the Children

Volunteer, 79, Served Hurting Homeowners in New York

When Shirley Reith’s husband died of cancer, she thought life was over for her, too. “I was just waiting for the years to pass and for me to pass as well,” she said. “I thought God was done with me.” Life changed two years ago when God called Shirley, who is 79 years old, to [&hellip

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Pray as Samaritan’s Purse Responds to the Latest Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Samaritan’s Purse has deployed staff to North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 83 confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever have been identified and 47 confirmed deaths from the disease have been reported, as of Aug. 26. This response supports our country office staff there and others already at work in the region. Our [&hellip

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Fresh Start in Alaska Based on a Rock-Solid Foundation

Marine Master Sergeant Al Aranda entered a Marine recruiting office as a young man trying to make a better life for himself and to become a good example to the family he might have one day. Now more than 21 years later, after two combat deployments and three years as a Marine Corps drill instructor, [&hellip

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Volunteers Recover Treasures For Homeowners After Fire

UPDATE (Aug. 29): Our Shasta County fire response concluded on Aug. 28. We praise God for 26 people who were saved during this deployment. We are thankful for all our local partners and for the 965 volunteers who served more than 240 homeowners. — The Carr fire destroyed more than 1,000 homes in northern California, [&hellip

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Rebuilding Continues for Persecuted Christians in Iraq

Anka lost her home and her husband at the same time four years ago. When ISIS invaded the Christian town of Qaraqosh, Iraq, in Aug. 2014, she chose to flee. Her husband Behnam stayed—at first—then tried to rejoin her days later but wound up being captured. Over the past few years, Anka has known little [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Helping Homeowners After Flooding in Upstate New York

UPDATE (Aug. 31): Our response finished on Aug. 30. More than 140 volunteers served 60 homeowners in Jesus’ Name. We thank God that three individuals came to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior during this response. — On Thursday, Aug. 16, Samaritan’s Purse deployed staff and a disaster relief unit—a tractor trailer filled [&hellip

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Delivering Relief to the Hard-to-Reach in South Sudan

Despite many challenges, Samaritan’s Purse continues to carry out major programming from five field bases in South Sudan. Our relief efforts are focused on water and sanitation, healthcare, food assistance, nutrition, food security and livelihoods, and continuing partnerships with local churches. We’re there in Jesus’ Name and eager to share the Gospel. With a long [&hellip

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Grants Help Texas Churches Recover After Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey destroyed homes and businesses up and down the Texas coast, it also wreaked havoc on many houses of worship in the area. The damage it caused was demoralizing and often devastating to church congregations and leaders. Buildings were splintered and bent by high winds or damaged by flooding. After learning of the [&hellip

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Pray for Hawaii Recovering from Tropical Storm Lane

UPDATE (9:03 a.m. ET Tuesday): Lane became a tropical depression late Sunday and headed west from the islands. Please continue in prayer for those affected in Hawaii. Damage was not nearly as severe as initially expected. This is expected to be the final update for Lane. UPDATE (7:51 a.m. ET Sunday): Tropical Storm Lane continues [&hellip

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Hurricane Harvey Victim Happy to Be Home Again

Ever since Hurricane Harvey flooded Rodney Turner’s Houston home with a foot-and-a-half of rainwater almost a year ago, he’s been sleeping on his parents’ living room couch. A coat hook on the back of a door served as his closet. All of his furniture was ruined by the flooding, and flooring and drywall throughout the [&hellip

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