Samaritan’s Purse Blog

The Church Rising

Through the leadership of local churches and the help of Samaritan’s Purse, the evangelical community in Niger rises from the ashes stronger than ever.

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The World Needs Water

Samaritan’s Purse works in many countries to provide lifesaving access to clean water and to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Lift Your Eyes

Samaritan’s Purse is helping mothers and children lead healthier, safer lives in Vietnam’s highlands.

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Franklin Graham Brings Encouragement to Devastated Barbuda

Samaritan's Purse staff and volunteers are working to clean up the island smashed by Hurricane Irma.

Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham traveled to the hurricane-wrecked island of Barbuda on Sept. 25 to encourage residents, church leaders, and our disaster assistance response team. "When the storm [Hurricane Irma] came through here on Sept. 6, it devastated this island—every home basically destroyed, every home," he said. "People are off the island right now; they had to go to Antigua. No one is permitted to spend the night here. It's like a bomb went off." Hurricane Irma … [Read more...]

Through a Child’s Eyes

Life is difficult for South Sudanese children staying in Uganda’s refugee camps

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Shining Light

Samaritan's Purse is bringing physical relief and spiritual comfort to Myanmar.

By mid-morning the smothering heat had settled in for the day. A young mother gently brushed away tiny beads of sweat that dotted her baby’s head. She sat so still, as not to wake her son who had fallen asleep in her lap. He stirred, and she tenderly moved his arm just a little so he’d be more comfortable. … [Read more...]

A Miracle in Namibia

The Greatest Journey discipleship program is growing the Church in Southern Africa.

“The Greatest Journey is a miracle in Namibia,” said Grace Shangheta, national logistics coordinator for Operation Christmas Child in the southern African nation of Namibia. “It has changed the lives not only of children, but of families.” … [Read more...]

Let the Children Dream

Samaritan’s Purse is rebuilding schools in Nepal destroyed by the deadly 2015 earthquake.

A LOSS OF INNOCENCE As 10-year-olds, Dolma and Lawangu shouldn’t have come so close to death. These sweet girls and good friends have fun playing outside with other children in their remote Nepali village. They both enjoy school, and one of their favorite subjects is math. They’re working hard in school to learn English, and while a bit shy to practice, understand more than they like to let on. But in seconds, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake stripped their lives of normalcy and innocence. … [Read more...]

Nurturing Niger

Starving families receive the nutrition they need

Nearly 50 percent of children in Niger are chronically malnourished. Drought is common in much of the country, which means crops are hard to grow, leading to a lack of food. Hungry families in Niger are receiving the nutrition they need thanks to Samaritan's Purse projects. … [Read more...]

A Twist of Faith

Samaritan’s Purse volunteers serve New Orleans tornado survivors.

Sometimes a life is changed by a moment. It’s not changed in the days, weeks, or months, but the minutes. Or, even the seconds. The moment often comes without invitation, when least expected, and with no warning— as it did February 7 for residents in New Orleans East. The strongest tornado to ever hit the city damaged or destroyed nearly 700 homes. … [Read more...]