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Donor Ministries 2021 Year-End Impact Report Ministry Overview

Ministry Overview 2021 Year-End Impact Report Thank You U.S. Disaster Relief Operation Christmas Child Haiti Quake Afghan Evacuees COVID-19 Middle East Thank You Samaritan’s Purse faithfully shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ this year as we ministered to the brokenhearted, cared for the sick and injured, lifted up the impoverished, and provided emergency aid to victims…

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International Disaster Relief Photos

International Disaster Relief These photographs are available for news media outlet use in coverage of Samaritan's Purse-related stories. If your news outlet uses a photograph, please credit: “Courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse.” These photographs are not for commercial use. Details ⋮ Armenia, 2020In November 2020, Samaritan’s Purse airlifted more than 22 tons of critical relief supplies…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Healed in Alaska for a Reason

Mary Young couldn’t help smiling as she watched her husband fly-fishing for Arctic grayling in the churning whitewater below Alaska’s Tanalian Falls. “I’ve never seen him so happy,” she said. The Youngs have been married for 13 years, and eight of those Shawn has spent overseas as a gunnery sergeant in the Marines, defending the…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Finding a Fresh Start at Lake Clark

Black Friday 2010 was a dark Friday for Kayla Martinez when she received a phone call from a number she didn’t recognize. On the other end was her husband, Marine Sergeant Gabe Martinez, calling on a satellite phone from somewhere in Afghanistan. He told her in a weak and raspy voice that something had happened.…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Cash Grant Program Helps Refugees in Greece

Amy Kuhl is the information officer for Samaritan’s Purse in Greece. Arman, his wife, and four children live in an abandoned Greek naval academy that has been transformed into a government-run refugee site. They are waiting on legal papers and asylum decisions, unable to do much more than sit and wait. Arman and his family…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Military Couples Start Fresh During Alaska Adventure

Mike Woodard’s muscular frame stands six-foot-four. During his time as a soldier in the U.S. Army, there’s no doubt the enemy should and would have feared him in close quarters. He served bravely in a 2011-12 combat tour to Afghanistan, though it came at great cost. He got blown up three times—once each by a…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Operation Heal Our Patriots Marks Milestone

Ten military couples arrived Sunday, August 30, in Alaska for Week 14 of this year’s Operation Heal Our Patriots program—putting our four-season total at 506 couples. “Operation Heal Our Patriots focuses on healing the marriages of those wounded in service to our nation,” retired Marine Brigadier General Jim Walker said. He is the Executive Director…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

More to Celebrate at Samaritan Lodge

The second week of June marked three important spiritual milestones for retired Army Staff Sergeant Scott Schulte. He received Christ as Lord and Savior, and was baptized in Lake Clark, and also committed his marriage to God and His Word in a public ceremony. “It was special for me because I was able to get…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

God Brings Healing through Operation Heal Our Patriots

While on patrol in Marjah, Afghanistan, Marine Sergeant Joe Mejias’ working dog, Ace, alerted him to the presence of an improvised explosive device (IED). The problem was that Ace had lain down at his feet, indicating the bomb was directly below. Joe spent the next 45 minutes perched motionless on top of a 24-inch pressure…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

First Group of Patriot Couples Arrives

Low-hanging clouds cleared to reveal stunning snow-draped mountains as residents of Port Alsworth, Alaska, lined their airfield Sunday. The townspeople waved American flags and cheered as the plane bearing U.S. military couples to this year’s first week of marriage retreats through Operation Heal Our Patriots came into view. The residents and Samaritan’s Purse staff members…

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