Samaritan’s Purse is teaching children around the world who receive Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts to know and follow Jesus through The Greatest Journey.
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Franklin Graham meets with leaders in South Sudan to pray for an end to civil war that has plagued the nation for decades.
It may start with a shoebox gift, but it doesn't end there. The Greatest Journey is a follow-up discipleship class that equips the local church to help children learn about Christ's love and share their faith with others.
What happens to a young couple's love story after the trauma of war and the struggle to overcome PTSD? Gabe and Jenny Watt share their story of love and commitment.
Veterans reunite with Operation Heal Our Patriots in Asheville, NC at the Billy Graham Training Center.
Like many Samaritan's Purse staffers in the Philippines, Jericho's family lost their home when Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated Tacloban in 2013. Still trying to rebuild, they were forced to weather another storm.
We asked kids, "What is love?" Their answers will melt your heart. At Samaritan's Purse we see love in many forms--a helping hand, a willing heart. Children remind us that love is simple and beautiful. "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." (1 Cor. 13:13, NKJV)
Samaritan's Purse-supported schools in Vietnam provide an education for children who would otherwise be at risk for exploitation. Franklin Graham and Greta Van Susteren spent time encouraging staff and students at these schools during their recent trip to Southeast Asia.
Samaritan's Purse is expanding efforts to prevent the vicious cycle of human trafficking in Cambodia. Franklin Graham and Greta Van Susteren visit survivors of the modern slave trade.
Every day thousands of Cambodians cross the border into Thailand looking for work. 25% will be exploited--falling prey to labor and sex trafficking. Poverty and debt is usually the first step in luring victims into slavery. Samaritan's Purse is working in 82 border communities. Our programs teach safe migration practices and equip villagers with livelihood projects allowing them to stay with their families.
Franklin Graham, Greta Van Susteren, and her husband John Coale attend an Operation Christmas Child shoebox distribution! In this Ecuadorian village families make their living in the garbage dump. Watch the joy and hope a simple gift can bring!
Children living at the Greta Home and Academy in Haiti received Christmas presents during a visit from Franklin Graham, Greta Van Susteren, and her husband John Coale. Watch the joy on their faces!
Ongoing Samaritan's Purse relief efforts and Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes bring hope to thousands of Christians and Yazidi families displaced by ISIS.
Operation Christmas Child National Shoebox Collection is November 17-24. If the new kid can learn to pack a box, so can you!
Samaritan's Purse included 60,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in our latest airlift from Baltimore to Erbil. These special gifts will bring much needed joy to children displaced by ISIS.
Every year, Operation Christmas Child delivers millions of shoebox gifts to children around the world. Shining the light of the the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children affected by war, poverty, disease and natural disaster, shoebox gifts are fueled by the power of prayer, bringing Good News and Great Joy to the ends of the earth!
Doctors told Faith's parents she would never walk, but God had other plans. Faith takes on a 5K run to collect shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child.
“We have to forgive. If not, then the pain and the hate will close the way to the grace of God.” As ISIS perpetrates violence in the name of Allah, Samaritan’s Purse demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ by bringing relief to persecuted Christians, Yazidis and Muslims in northern Iraq.
In 2013, the freezing Yukon River flooded the remote town of Galena, Alaska. Ice the size of cars swept homes off foundations and forced residents to evacuate. Samaritan's Purse responded to the initial disaster, and returned this summer to rebuild homes and bring new hope.
Take a look behind the scenes of Operation Heal Our Patriots and meet the people dedicated to creating a haven for veterans. Each summer, Operation Heal Our Patriots gives 150 military couples the opportunity to reconnect and heal in the Alaskan wilderness.
Thank you for your prayers and support of Samaritan's Purse in 2014. Because of you we are able to help in Jesus' name!
One shoebox at a time, these women in recovery find and give hope. A partnership between the Changing Lives Center and Operation Christmas Child is another way that shoeboxes build community.
Coastal communities in the Philippines begin clean up sustained by food, clean water and temporary shelters from Samaritan's Purse.
Typhoon Hagupit completely devastated Samar, Philippines. Like many in coastal communities, all of their homes and possessions are either lost or buried in thick mud. Samaritan's Purse is providing water purification, shelter and food along with a message of hope.
Half the population of the Philippines was affected by Typhoon Hagupit. Many residents still rebuilding from Typhoon Yolanda have now lost everything. Samaritan's Purse is among the first to reach many of the coastal villages devastated by flooding.
We love our Operation Christmas Child volunteers! These dedicated shoebox packers know how to have fun while reaching millions of children every year. Join us! There is a place for everyone to serve!
Watch 60,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes being loaded to fly from Baltimore to Erbil! We can't wait to bring good news and great joy to children displaced by ISIS in Northern Iraq.
You can change lives all over the world by giving gifts in Jesus' name through the Samaritan's Purse catalog this Christmas season.
Samaritan's Purse brings shelter and clean water to Leyte, Philippines, where 80% of houses were destroyed by Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby).
Samaritan's Purse mobilizes relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby).
As Ebola infections continue to flare up across Liberia, Samaritan's Purse is sending courageous teams of health and hygiene workers into anxious communities to teach people how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the deadly virus. Taya, our Ebola Program Manager, shares four ways God is answering prayers amid the crisis.
Samaritan's Purse delivers aid to Iraqi families displaced by ISIS. Christians, Yazidis, and Muslims alike feel the warmth of God's love as they receive blankets, warm clothing, and winter coats.
Every Operation Christmas Child shoebox delivers joy, hope and a message of God's love. We followed Uncle Si's shoebox all the way to India.
Islamic State (ISIS) is forcing Christians and minority groups to flee their homes in Northern Iraq. Samaritan's Purse is providing relief for refugees in the area, and showing the people that there is hope in Jesus Christ. Please pray for the internally displaced people and our disaster response teams that are helping.
Karamoja has suffered more than any other region in Uganda. Samaritan's Purse is coming alongside to help the people to provide materials, tools, and training necessary to provide for their family. See how this program has helped transform a community.
"We had no clue where to find help" one homeowner said, after floodwaters overwhelmed hundreds of homeowners throughout the Detroit area. Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief volunteers are helping them clean up in the flood's wake. Tagline: Samaritan's Purse is on the scene after the devastating flood.
Rojelio Rios was forced to walk away to find work to support his family after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. Back at home his son, Erwin, was severely malnourished and unable to walk. See the transformation that happens when a father chooses to trust God.