Samaritan’s Purse Blog

Refined by Fire
Persecution strengthens the church in Niger

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A Time and Place to Heal
Operation Heal Our Patriots provides Bible-based marriage enrichment training in Alaska to wounded military personnel and their spouses

Operation Heal Our Patriots Since 2012, Operation Heal Our Patriots, a project of Samaritan's Purse, has been providing Bible-based marriage enrichment training in Alaska to military couples dealing with post-9/11 combat injuries. One hundred and sixty couples—10 each week for 16 weeks—are scheduled to travel to our wilderness lodge between May 31 and September 18 this year. By the end of the summer season, the program will have served a total of well more than 500 couples in the past four … [Read more...]

The Black Hole of Africa
A traveling Bible school shines light on the border of the Congolese jungle

UNDER THE MID-MORNING SUN, the people of Mapedi village gather. Forty-six students don their shirts and dresses, all made from the same fabric. They march into a tarp-covered shelter. A man in military fatigues leads them in song. The audience claps along. [full-width] [/full-width] [full-width] [/full-width] The northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Mapedi is located, is often referred to as "The Black Hole" of Africa because of the … [Read more...]

Images of Disaster From Nepal
See photos as Samaritan's Purse brings aid to earthquake survivors

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Vanuatu Smiles Again
A photo blog shows how Samaritan's Purse is helping bring restoration after Cyclone Pam

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Delivering Joy in Mexico
Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts and The Greatest Journey discipleship lessons bring Good News to children.

Thousands of children in Mexico received a gift they will never forget. Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes brought smiles and joy to many boys and girls. Most importantly, children and their families were given tangible expressions of God's love, and heard about the matchless love of Jesus. Joy Comes in the Morning Alvaro Vazquez Gonzalez and the other evangelical pastors in the Veracruz, Mexico, area give their all for the sake of the Gospel. Their entire life’s purpose is to share … [Read more...]

So Much More Than Cleanup
Samaritan's Purse volunteers brought relief and hope to hundreds after an ice storm crippled a community in Middle Tennessee

The freezing rain began falling from the sky before dawn on Feb. 21. When it finally stopped hours later, up to an inch of ice coated trees and power lines in Monterey, a small town in Middle Tennessee. Limbs began snapping and falling. Roofs, yards, roads, and sidewalks were littered with the debris. "This is the largest disaster Putnam County has had in recorded history," said Brandon Smith, manager of the Emergency Operations Center headquartered in Monterey. Samaritan's Purse responded by … [Read more...]

Something To Smile About
Cleft lip and palate surgeries offer hope and healing

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How Do You Spell Hope?
Samaritan’s Purse projects make a difference in Vietnam

Samaritan’s Purse has been working in Vietnam for well over a decade. The poor, the disadvantaged, the disabled, and the orphaned are discovering hope and joy through our projects there. Despite past pains, God is weaving a new story of redemption in both the country’s northwest highlands and in the vibrant capital of Hanoi. SHARE: The Gift of Learning Samaritan’s Purse sponsors several education and livelihoods programs in … [Read more...]

2014 Year in Pictures
See highlights of our work in 2014 as seen through the lenses of our photographers

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