Stories About the Children

Cleft Lip Surgeries Change Lives in Myanmar

“My mom told the midwife to kill the baby,” Thin said. Thin’s mom feared her grandson would not grow up as a normal child because of his cleft lip. She didn’t know how he would eat since he couldn’t breastfeed and worried he would be teased when he got older. Neither Thin nor her mom [&hellip

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Student’s Love for Music Blossoms in Haiti

Moise dreamed of learning how to play the piano. But that vision seemed unlikely to be fulfilled as the Haitian boy grew up in extreme poverty. He lived with 10 family members in a two-room shack with no plumbing, electricity, or running water. They slept on the bare floor and sometimes went days without food. [&hellip

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From Heartbreak to Hope After the Fire

“We didn’t take what we should have taken—we weren’t prepared at all.” Tom and Connie Wallis had only minutes to gather precious personal belongings before fleeing their Paradise, California, home. Their only warning was a phone call from their son who drove past the rapidly moving flames. Tom and Connie struggled to comprehend the reality [&hellip

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Sharing Hope in Jesus’ Name Conference

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God Is Transforming Lives and Healing Marriages through Operation Heal Our Patriots

Retired Army Staff Sergeant John Hosea and his wife Sara know that every day and every breath are gifts from God. On June 9, 2012, John’s armored vehicle ran over a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. The resulting blast blew the truck 27 feet in the air, killing the driver instantly. John was severely wounded. That [&hellip

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Samaritan’s Purse Provides Critical Food Assistance for South Sudanese

Food is scarce during South Sudan’s dry season when the land turns brown, dusty, and desolate. Residents and thousands of refugees become more vulnerable to starvation and sickness. “Dry season proves to be difficult in South Sudan,” said Collins Enabu, Samaritan’s Purse Deputy Country Director of Programs. “When people are unable to plant and harvest [&hellip

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Operation Christmas Child Special Report

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First Patient Receives Christ at Ebola Treatment Center

As a major Ebola outbreak spreads in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Samaritan’s Purse remains at work on the front lines. Our doctors, nurses, water sanitation and hygiene specialists and other essential staff are operating a newly established 18-bed Ebola Treatment Center in the remote area of Komanda. Fear has gripped the region [&hellip

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Restoring Sight in Liberia

Eleven-month-old Jerrylyn was abandoned as an infant and found covered by ants in a Monrovia dumpster. “Her eyes would turn very red and she could not keep from scratching them and crying,” Jerrylyn’s adoptive mother, Vera, shared. “When we would talk to her, she could not see us. She would look around when she heard [&hellip

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A Bold Step of Faith

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