Stories About the Children

Military Couples Begin New Lives in Christ

Samaritan’s Purse will soon kick off the seventh summer season of Operation Heal Our Patriots in Alaska! Each week for 16 weeks, May 27-Sept. 14, a new group of wounded veterans and their spouses will receive Biblically-based marriage enrichment training from retired military chaplains—all set against the backdrop of the pristine Alaskan wilderness. One hundred [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Teams Encourage Homeowners
on Rain-Soaked Kauai

UPDATE (May 14 and May 17): Samaritan’s Purse is also now supporting relief efforts on the Big Island (Hawaii) in light of recent volcanic eruptions. We are distributing thousands of half mask respirators that filter both particulates and sulfur dioxide gas. Residents have already expressed their relief and thanks upon receiving these items. In addition, [&hellip

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“Now I Have a Heart for God”

Each time he pricked his feet on thorns or felt the jabs of kids who jeered at his bare feet, 13-year-old Kwale thought of the shoes his parents had promised: “When we have the money.” Even his teachers seemed to pick on him, assigning him dirty jobs like cleaning the toilets or telling him to [&hellip

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“We Are Going to Use This Home for Jesus”

When Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham met Houston homeowner Sue Ahn last October, she’d survived the worst storm Texas had seen in many years. The threat to Sue’s home had been compounded by excess water released from two large reservoirs. It ended up that Ahn’s neighborhood was in the path of that torrent, which left [&hellip

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Rescued from Human Trafficking in Myanmar

The last contact Wah’s family had with their son was a phone call from prison. They didn’t know why he was in prison or when he would be released. Wah had left his home in Myanmar for work in another Southeast Asian country because a job recruiter promised him a good-paying job in a factory. [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Sparks Change in
Ukraine as Youth Trust Christ

The beautiful Ivano-Frankivsk region of western Ukraine was ruled by Poland, Austria, Poland again, and then the Soviet Union before becoming part of an independent nation. Here in this region and throughout the rest of Ukraine, another change is now underway—not a political one but a spiritual one. Local Christian leaders are using Operation Christmas [&hellip

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Sports Ministry Brings Liberian Children Health and Healing

Kumba, 17, still has bullet fragments in her leg from when she was shot at age 10; she also has many emotional wounds caused by the husband who abandoned her and the death of her newborn two years ago. But these difficulties fade for a little while as she learns to laugh and play again—without [&hellip

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Music Program Helps Visually Impaired Students Pursue Their Dreams

The musicians on stage can’t see their instruments or the classmates sitting next to them. They can’t see how many people are in the crowd or their amazed expressions as they stand to applaud. Students in the Samaritan’s Purse music program in Hanoi, Vietnam, don’t have to see in order to be moved by music [&hellip

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Smiles Mended and Lives Changed in South Sudan

Yunisa has been lonely her entire life. For 61 years she has been called terrible names, publicly ridiculed, and physically abused. Children run away from her. People throw rocks at her. They say she is cursed. Because she has a cleft lip. In the United States, babies born with a cleft lip usually have reparative [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Responding in Flooded Hawaii

UPDATE: Local volunteers have started work and those interested in joining us can find out more here. We completed our first work order on May 3. Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 aircraft arrived in Hawaii on May 2, delivering staff and supplies to help homeowners in Jesus’ Name after recent flooding. In partnership with community leaders, churches, [&hellip

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