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Discipleship, Education & Training

God’s Calling

Chelsea Charping is a Samaritan’s Purse staff writer who visited the Republic of Georgia to cover Operation Christmas Child distributions and The Greatest Journey classes and graduation. As a writer, I usually spend a day in each community I visit before moving on to somewhere else. I meet people, share their lives for a day,…

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Animals, Agriculture & Livelihoods

Bountiful Crops and Spiritual Fruit

The Bolivian Amazon is a prime site for natural disasters. Despite being on opposite ends of the spectrum, flooding and drought are both experienced on a yearly basis. During the rainy season, the Mamoré River collects so much water that it swamps the surrounding grasslands and prairies, destroying much of the local production/livelihood. During the…

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Operation Christmas Child

One In 10 Million

This story was originally posted on Feb. 24. After it was shared by thousands of people online, the mother of the girl in the photo contacted us. Discover how a case of mistaken identity still shows how God orchestrated the journey of a shoebox. About 140 boys and girls excitedly squirmed on their white, plastic…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Healing Hearts in Colorado

The Colorado flood could not have come at a more terrible time for Bill and Jean Veach. Jean was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. She had surgery in July and is currently going through four rounds of chemotherapy. The retired couple was already exhausted from taking care of Jean’s health needs when the waters…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Going Back to School

By Ma Thi Ay, beneficiary of a Samaritan’s Purse education project in Vietnam My family is a poor one. There were many years we had bad crops, and all we had to eat were sweet potatoes and boiled corn. Sometimes my parents had to go to the forest in the early morning to gather firewood…

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Crisis & Disaster Response

Providing Medical Care to Displaced Syrians

Hana* has endured a brutal civil war in Syria for more than a decade. As the fighting drags on, her beloved country now looks nothing like what she once knew. But the violence became deeply personal for Hana when the frontlines came to her hometown over a year ago. She and her husband and two…

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Feeding Programs

“I Hold Your Support in My Heart”

Bahuma Kavira Josephine is a widow with five children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her family received food, supplies, and kindness from our staff. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there are roughly 2.7 million internally displaced people. That might seem like an overwhelming statistic, but Samaritan’s Purse is working to provide food and non-food…

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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Rural Haitians Receive Clean Water

Joseph Cliford is the water, sanitation, and hygiene program manager in Haiti. He has been working with Samaritan’s Purse since the earthquake in 2010. Trouin is a mountainous region in the commune of Léogâne, approximately 23 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince. There is one main road—unpaved and over rough terrain—that serves the entire population of roughly…

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Women's Programs

Faithful in Liberia

Ben O’Neil is the maternal and child health program manager for Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia. Am I wrong about the underlying presumptions I’m operating from? That’s the terrifying question every scientist asks him/herself when the observed results don’t match their hypothesis. It’s terrifying because it means that you’re not only wrong about how something happens…

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Discipleship, Education & Training

9/11 Changed Them Forever

Editor’s Note: It’s been 15 years since terrorist attacks rocked our nation September 11, 2001, and required the swift and decisive response of our Armed Forces. However, the war on terror has come at a cost. Many servicemen and women paid with their lives or with scars that are slow to heal. One couple we…

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