Samaritan’s Purse Blog

Vanuatu Smiles Again

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

Samaritan’s Purse responded within hours when Cyclone Pam wreaked havoc on Vanuatu in March. We deployed jets, barges, boats, helicopters, and trucks full of emergency relief supplies. We hiked hours into the forests with medical care. We ministered to and worshipped alongside people in torn and tattered churches. Thousands of storm victims have already received help, and 30,000 more will receive food over the next several months. … [Read more...]

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

Since 2011, Samaritan’s Purse has been offering an annual round of cleft lip surgeries in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. More than 260 lips have been repaired and, in 2014, the first two cleft palate surgeries were performed. Not only do the free-of-charge surgeries improve patients’ health, they open up new opportunities for them in society. … [Read more...]

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

2014 Year in Pictures  … [Read more...]

Faces of Great Joy Around the World

See the delight of children around the world as they receive good news and great joy in the form of a shoebox gift

There's nothing quite like the joy on a child's face when they receive a gift of love. Shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child show children worldwide that they are loved. Simple items like small toys, school supplies and hygiene items are treasures to boys and girls who have very little to call their own. But the real joy is when children learn about the love of Jesus Christ, many for  the first time. That is why Operation Christmas Child exists--to deliver good news and great joy … [Read more...]

The Faces of Women Around the World

See beautiful portraits of women we have helped through our many programs in Jesus' Name.

They say eyes can be the windows to the soul. But despite how connected our world is today with modern technology, it’s easy to think of people on the other side of the world as another statistic, another faceless cause to support. Oftentimes, we’re never provided the opportunity to meet those who are also living in the same world as us—others who need Jesus just as much as we do. At Samaritan's Purse, we hold our commitment to “go and do likewise” (Luke 10) in Jesus’ Name on a deep, personal … [Read more...]

Fishing With The Garífuna

A boat, a net, and a chance to make a better life

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Children in Georgia Take The Greatest Journey

After receiving Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts, boys and girls in the Republic of Georgia completed a 12-week discipleship course that taught them more about Jesus Christ

In the Republic of Georgia, children who live in a community without a church now have the opportunity to learn about Jesus Christ. Around the world, millions of children have embarked on their road to faith when they receive a shoebox gift. Many then begin The Greatest Journey, a 12-week discipleship course that invites them into a deeper relationship with the Savior. Learn more about how you can bring good news and great joy to children through Operation Christmas Child. … [Read more...]