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Discipleship, Education & Training

Recycling Hope in Haiti

A bottle here, a can there. Litter is an eyesore in any country. But for Haitians, especially in Port-au-Prince, the problem of trash goes well beyond aesthetics. It’s life or death. Empty plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and other rubbish create a major health hazard when they pile up and block drainage canals. The rainwater overflows…

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Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

Blessings from the Hand of God

By Jonathan Lemus Brigido Rojas Tambo has always liked working with animals. He lives in the community of Antaquira up in the Bolivian highlands with his wife and four children. In 2000, he decided to purchase 20 chickens so that he could generate more income for his family by selling eggs. By 2004, Brigido had…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Life-Changing Surgeries in South Sudan

Samaritan’s Purse will provide cleft lip surgeries for as many as 50 South Sudanese men, women, and children at the Juba Teaching Hospital from November 3–8. A team of 12 doctors and nurses, hailing from the United States, Canada, Kenya, and the United Kingdom, plan to run two operating tables. Some beneficiaries will come from…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Praying Through the Battle

Sergeant Ken Lind woke up in Kirkuk, Iraq, ready and determined to fulfill his obligations as a medic for the 20th Special Forces Group of the Army National Guard. There was nothing unusual in that. When you do what these “quiet professionals” do—generally unnoticed, by design, and usually without applause—duty is king. June 16, 2011,…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Christ’s Love Shines in the Midst of Conflict

Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled into western Russia from eastern Ukraine to escape continuing armed conflict there. The city of Rostov, Russia, has alone taken in approximately 100,000 people who left everything behind in their escape. “There’s been an incredible amount of shelling and artillery fire that women, children, men all went through.…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Cleft Lip Project Celebrates 10 Years in South Sudan

People in the village told the young mother to toss her newborn daughter into the nearby river. They said both the child and family were cursed and would always be despised. But Dakeech believed her daughter, Nyani, to be a precious gift from God. She refused to end Nyani’s life because she was born with…

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Health & Medical Ministries

Fixing Lips and Transforming Hearts in South Sudan

Shanna Carter is the Information and Communications Manager in South Sudan. Last week in South Sudan, the Samaritan’s Purse cleft lip program kicked off its sixth year of conducting surgeries for people with cleft lips. As a result, 73 new smiles adorned the faces of children, women, and men who have been ridiculed, made fun…

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Health & Medical Ministries

The Power of Being Present

Anyone who has survived medical school knows the experience can feel like a perpetual marathon—a grueling four years of mental and physical weariness—followed by another round of three to seven years of residency training. So when Dr. Daniel Dyer needed a break from the books, he looked for a place where he could put his…

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Children's Ministries

Education Opens Doors

Ma Thi Ay’s family was poor. Due to failing crops, there were many times when the only thing they had to eat were sweet potatoes and boiled corn. Her eldest brother dropped out of school in the ninth grade to stay home and help her parents manage the household and younger siblings who were still…

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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

A Village Without a Well

It’s nearing 120 degrees outside, and already the women have walked three miles in the desert heat. They’re only halfway to the well in the neighboring village, and there’s no shade to hide from the sun’s harsh rays. At the well they’ll wait in line, draw water, and pour it into their jerry cans. Then…

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