Connect Your Church to Samaritan’s Purse

Together we can reach hurting people with physical relief and the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Samaritan’s Purse connects churches in the United States with churches across the globe as they seek to share the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and fulfill the Great Commission. We want local churches to know how God is working both here and among the nations and then present them with opportunities to get involved.

We invite your church to prayerfully consider supporting us as we help a hurting world in Jesus’ Name.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing both spiritual and physical relief to hurting people around the world. We serve the church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse has field offices in 16 countries: Colombia, Bolivia, the Bahamas, Haiti, Liberia, Niger, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Iraq, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Our ongoing work focuses on discipleship and evangelism; water, sanitation, and hygiene; food distribution and nutrition initiatives; livestock and livelihoods training; anti-trafficking programs; maternal and child health; and education.

In addition, Samaritan’s Purse is ready to immediately respond in Jesus’ Name wherever disaster strikes. Our recent crisis responses include Cremona, Italy, and New York City, where we are caring for people suffering from COVID-19. We have Emergency Field Hospitals set up in both locations, which are the epicenters of the coronavirus in Europe and in the U.S. We also deployed an Emergency Field Hospital to the Bahamas to bring relief to hurting homeowners following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian. Our work in Colombia continues as we care for Venezuelan migrants fleeing the political and economic turmoil in their country; and in late 2019, we provided water, blankets, and hygiene kits to Syrian refugees in Iraq.

Samaritan's Purse also responds to natural disasters throughout the United States and, in some cases, follows up with disaster relief rebuild projects. We also have annual construction projects in remote parts of Alaska.

Through Operation Christmas Child we partner with local churches in more than 100 countries to distribute shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease. The Greatest Journey discipleship program, developed by Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child shoebox recipients, teaches participants how to know Christ, grow in their faith, and share the Gospel with others.

World Medical Mission is the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse. Every year we send out more than 700 volunteer Christian medical personnel to more than 50 mission hospitals and clinics around the world. Our Children's Heart Project arranges lifesaving operations for children in need from multiple countries, including Mongolia, Uganda, and Bolivia. In Liberia and South Sudan we provide cataracts, and cleft lip and palate surgeries. Orthopedic surgeries are performed in Burundi.

We are also busy at Samaritan Lodge Alaska every year from May through September as we welcome wounded veterans and their spouses for a week of Biblically based marriage enrichment training through Operation Heal Our Patriots. Our Aftercare team follows up with couples during the year through events and personal contact.

Please email info@samaritan.org or call (800) 528-1980 for information about opportunities to partner directly with a project or disaster response.

Everywhere we go, we seek to partner with local churches to meet spiritual and physical needs in their communities. As we provide relief in disaster and crisis situations, we come alongside local churches to identify people in desperate need and to mobilize the Body of Christ to serve in Jesus’ Name.

For example, after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas our teams trained local church leaders in disaster preparedness, mitigation, and response through our Hazard Outreach and Preparedness Empowerment (HOPE) program. In Niger, we rebuilt 66 churches that were torched by angry mobs within the country’s Muslim community. These new buildings are now hubs for ministry, evangelism, and discipleship. Samaritan’s Purse helps equip local pastors in Southeast Asia to start small group Bible studies in poor, remote villages. We work with churches in several African countries to offer literacy classes where the Bible is a primary teaching resource. Operation Christmas Child also relies on local churches in more than 100 countries to advance the Gospel through shoebox outreach events and The Greatest Journey. These are just a few examples of how we partner with local churches.

Samaritan’s Purse offers volunteer opportunities for both church groups and individuals during disaster relief responses and rebuild projects, primarily but not exclusively in the United States.

It’s easy for children and youth in your church to serve others in Jesus’ Name through the work of Samaritan’s Purse. Children who pack Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes can make an eternal impact in the lives of children across the world. They can participate in shoebox packing parties and fundraise for Operation Christmas Child. Youth ages 13 and up, if accompanied by a chaperone, can also volunteer at an Operation Christmas Child processing center.

Youth at least 14 years old, when joined by a parent, can volunteer during Samaritan’s Purse U.S. disaster relief responses. Our teams respond quickly when natural disasters strike and we need an army of volunteers to come alongside hurting homeowners and offer the hope of Jesus Christ.

All contributions designated for specific projects shall be applied to those projects, and we may assess up to 10 percent to be used for administering the gift. Occasionally, we receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project. When that happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need.

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PARTNER TESTIMONY

“Our church is privileged to serve with Samaritan’s Purse! Whether through disaster or crisis relief, Operation Christmas Child or medical missions, they serve with unprecedented kindness and generosity. By meeting the tangible needs of people with dignity and respect, the message and love of Jesus Christ is ultimately and intentionally proclaimed. We believe our resources are multiplied through continued partnership with them.”

Lisa Allen, Executive Ministry Pastor Life Fellowship Athens, Texas

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Partner

Members of your church, whether as individuals or groups, can volunteer on a U.S. disaster relief response and bring compassion and relief to families struggling after a natural disaster. We also could not do this work without our partner churches. These congregations act as a home base by housing Samaritan’s Purse volunteers, storing equipment, and helping connect the community with service opportunities.

Your church can share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children in desperate need by packing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, fundraising for Operation Christmas Child, and volunteering at an Operation Christmas Child processing center. We also have seasonal employment opportunities at these processing centers.

Interested in serving internationally? Medical personnel can volunteer through World Medical Mission, and opportunities exist to join a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).


PARTNER TESTIMONY

“Our experience with Samaritan’s Purse has been more than we expected. What they do is so impressive, from the masterful organization to the amazing fruit! What we were most surprised by is how what they do and who they are would impact our church’s DNA. We’ve seen a remarkable change in heart attitudes from the youngest to the oldest—simply by partnering.”

Glen Kline, Senior Pastor New Life Christian Center Eckley, Colorado

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Pray

Please pray for Samaritan’s Purse projects that seek to help hurting people in the Name of Jesus. Pray that these projects will be a platform to build relationships and to introduce people to Jesus Christ. Some of our projects include clean water, agriculture and livelihoods, women’s programs, health and medical ministries, and discipleship training.

Please pray for the U.S. disaster relief and international crisis response opportunities of Samaritan’s Purse. Pray that as we meet critical needs for victims of conflicts and disasters we will have many opportunities to share the hope and healing that is only found in Jesus Christ.

Please pray for Samaritan's Purse staff serving around the world. Pray for God to use them to boldly speak the Gospel.

We would also love to pray for you. If you have a request you'd like us to bring before the Lord on your behalf, let us know. Go to our contact page, select "Prayer Requests" from the drop-down menu, and fill out the form.


PARTNER TESTIMONY

“To see how our King orchestrates connections around the world and meets some of the most desperate needs on our planet through Samaritan’s Purse is a joy to me personally. Only eternity will reveal the degree to which our Savior has worked through our friends at Samaritan's Purse to show a suffering world how much He loves and cares for them!”

Brian Biggers, Senior Pastor The Lamb's Chapel Haw River, N.C.

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Give

We know your church's gift to Samaritan's Purse represents a trusted investment from the congregation.

View all our donation items or give to where most needed: View Donation Items

Engage your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers in Samaritan’s Purse ministry projects by creating a fundraising campaign: Learn More About Fundraising

Browse our giving catalog and make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one: Browse Gift Catalog

You can also create a memorial giving page in honor of a loved one: Memorial Giving


PARTNER TESTIMONY

“As a church, we wanted to go where it’s not comfortable and to make bold steps for Christ. Last year, we were part of a vision trip to Iraq and went to the Emergency Field Hospital. We felt convicted to help rebuild houses that were destroyed by ISIS. We have since worked with Samaritan's Purse to fund the building of two homes for Christian families.

I have personally experienced the integrity and value that Samaritan’s Purse adds to a community and the impact they make every day. It’s phenomenal. It’s worth investing time, energy, and money into an organization that can be just about anywhere whenever they are needed. It makes me proud to be part of something like that.”

David Neely, Operations and Outreach Pastor Blue Valley Baptist Church Overland Park, Kansas

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Resources

SAMARITAN'S PURSE RESOURCES

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VIDEO RESOURCES

Ministry Overview

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Operation Heal Our Patriots - Not Alone Not Alone

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The Church Is Alive in Niger

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Operation Heal Our Patriots - Not Alone The Journey of a Shoebox

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What Is the Greatest Journey?

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Operation Heal Our Patriots - Not Alone Facing Darkness Trailer

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