Samaritan’s Purse Blog

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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Operation Christmas Child Special Report

See what is God is doing around the world through Operation Christmas Child!

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Samaritan’s Purse Provides Critical Food Assistance for South Sudanese

Monthly food distributions ease the burden for hungry families.

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 crops, we see more people hungry and more children suffering from malnutrition.” Samaritan’s Purse oversees monthly food distributions … [Read more...]