Samaritan’s Purse Blog

What Happens to Your Shoebox?
The journey from your hands to little hands in need

Thank you so much for your generous giving during National Collection Week! Now that you have sent off your Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts with prayer, they are en route to boys and girls around the world. The first stop in that journey is at one of our eight processing centers located across the United States. Here shoeboxes are inspected and prepared for international shipping. Next they travel by plane, truck, or ship to more than 100 countries and territories where local … [Read more...]

Good Nutrition After a War
A grandmother receives seeds and education to help her starving family

The view from their house in the Congo would be worth $1 million in the U.S. The small stick structure sits high in the hills, overlooking lush fields below and mountains in the distance. It seems like the most beautiful place in the world—if you forget the pain and suffering that has overtaken the area for 10 years. Between her children and grandchildren, “Mama” Chantal Sizikana has raised nearly 40 kids. She’s lived simply with her large family as a farmer for most of her life. But in 2005, … [Read more...]

Voyage to a Second Life
“I just want to live in peace.”

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South Carolina Rising
God has used Samaritan's Purse volunteers to answer the prayers of devastated homeowners.

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Beyond Beaches
In Fiji, Operation Christmas Child is shining light into spiritual darkness.

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Photo blog about helping Myanmar flood victims find higher ground

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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
Click through this slideshow to see photos as Samaritan's Purse brings aid to earthquake survivors

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