Samaritan’s Purse Blog

A Chance to Dream Again


Samaritan’s Purse offers hope and opportunity to displaced Yazidis in northern Iraq.

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Hope Returning After Bushfires in Australia


Samaritan’s Purse volunteers provide relief to a New South Wales man after he lost everything in the bushfires.

Winds roaring like a jet engine woke Ean Newell in the dead of night just days following Christmas. Flames licked the tops of the trees on the horizon surrounding his Mogo, New South Wales, home and the resulting heat rose exponentially as the blaze barreled toward him with shocking speed. “I saw [the fire] coming up the hill there and everything started catching on fire, and I knew then that I had to get out. It was unstoppable,” said Ean. Ean is one of dozens of homeowners that … [Read more...]

Bringing Joy to Syria’s Littlest Refugees


Samaritan’s Purse disaster response specialists provided relief to refugee families—in part, through play.

These children have no toys. Fleeing the firefight in their homeland of Syria, thousands of boys and girls of all ages—together with their parents—have escaped to the border of Iraq with just the clothes on their backs. “There were no dolls. There were no balls,” said Randy Wesnitzer, a Samaritan’s Purse disaster assistance response team (DART) member from Wyoming. “Everything they could carry had a purpose, and that purpose was survival.” But sometimes part of surviving means having … [Read more...]

Faithful Servants


A husband and wife doctor team share the Gospel in the rugged Mexico mountains.

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Wisconsin Shoebox Club Packs 10,000th Gift


Children and their families from Fort Atkinson celebrate 10 years of lovingly packing Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for boys and girls in need around the world.

Faith Community Church of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, included an extra-special element in a recent worship service. Nineteen-year-old Evilyn Pinnow, founder of the church’s shoebox club, returned from college in Ohio to lead the congregation in the packing of their 10,000th shoebox gift. Significant contributors in the history of the club brought toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. Especially important were the personalized letter and the photo they placed inside the box. With each … [Read more...]

Second Chances


A Samaritan’s Purse cataract surgical team restores sight in Mexico’s Copper Canyon.

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Sustained in the Storm


Samaritan’s Purse is providing critical medical care through our Emergency Field Hospital in the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas.

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Promises Kept


After decades of war and persecution, believers in South Sudan celebrate God’s faithfulness.

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Searching for Home


Read a refugee family’s story of survival in South Sudan.

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A Bold Step of Faith


Samaritan’s Purse opens an Ebola Treatment Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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