Facing Darkness


When Ebola ravaged Liberia in 2014, Samaritan's Purse stepped up to provide care in the name of Jesus Christ. While battling the epidemic, a Samaritan's Purse doctor contracted the disease.

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Discipleship, Education & Training

Learning how to read and write or acquiring a trade or skill is invaluable for children and adults struggling to break the cycle of poverty caused by a lack of resources, access, and opportunity. Samaritan’s Purse is working to teach not only literacy and trades, but also to bring people to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through programs that share the Gospel and help believers grow in their faith.

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Discipleship & Education

Love Grows in Ukraine

In a Roma village in Ukraine where jobs are scarce and many children are uneducated, God is using Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey in powerful ways. Boys and girls are learning to read, experiencing the love of God, and discovering how to faithfully follow Him.

Discipleship & Education

Paola Shares Jesus

After receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift in Peru, Paola attended The Greatest Journey discipleship course where she learned more about Jesus and sharing Him with others. God used her to lead several of her cousins to faith in Jesus Christ.

Discipleship & Education

Jessica and Innocent: Redeemed in Babylon

Jessica and Innocent, two children of an alcoholic mother, lived a rough life in Babylon, a neighborhood outside Namibia's capital. A praying neighbor saw the pain of the community's children and, using The Greatest Journey by Operation Christmas Child, shared the Gospel with Jessica and Innocent who then led their mother to faith in Christ too.

Discipleship & Education

Neville: Jesus Turned a Mess into a Message

After being radically changed by the Lord Jesus Christ, Neville now risks his life to share the Gospel with children through Operation Christmas Child.

Discipleship & Education

Disciples Making Disciples

As Pastor Teodoro Quispe began seeking to reach Chota, Peru with the Gospel, he gave Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to children and taught The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program. Now children reached for Christ by these projects are reaching others.

Discipleship & Education

Thida: A Changed Heart

Thirteen-year-old Thida received Christ and forged a better relationship with her family through The Greatest Journey, a 12-week discipleship course for children who receive Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

Discipleship & Education

Angella's Faith

Watch a Malawi village be transformed by an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift and one child's faith.

Discipleship & Education

A New World of Sound: Sabrina's Story

A Greta Home and Academy teen receives a life-changing gift from friends.

Discipleship & Education


Through The Greatest Journey, children in Georgia are learning that they are not forgotten. They are experiencing the love of their Heavenly Father. The Greatest Journey is a twelve- week discipleship program for children around the world.

Discipleship & Education

Revenge Meets Mercy

Samaritan's Purse Portable Bible Schools are transforming hearts in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.

Discipleship & Education

Viorica's Story: Sharing The Greatest Journey

Viorica lives in Moldova, one of the poorest countries in Europe. Her parents fought constantly. She felt useless. When a friend invited her to church, Viorica received a shoebox from Operation Christmas Child that began her journey to finding hope and purpose in Christ.

Discipleship & Education

A Light in The House

Experience the impact The Greatest Journey is having on children after they receive their Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. Meet one girl from Cameroon whose entire life has been transformed since learning about the love of Jesus Christ. http://www.samaritanspurse.org

Discipleship & Education

From the Box to the Bible

"It is our desire that every community be reached with the light of Christ." After receiving an Operation Christmas Child shoebox, children are being discipled and learning to share their faith with their community.

Discipleship & Education

A Little Child Shall Lead them

Behind the giggles and songs of Andrea and her siblings, there is a darkness that dwells in her home. The darkness of addiction, abuse and despair is an unwelcome inhabitant there. Watch this video and find out why Andrea says, "Now I can face life and the challenges it brings me in the way that David from the Bible did against Goliath."

Discipleship & Education

Marina's Story

After her mother died, 16-year-old Marina became her grandmother's sole caregiver and was quickly overwhelmed. But an Operation Christmas Child shoebox connected Marina to her local church. There she discovered the love of God and the support Marina and her grandmother so desperately needed.

Discipleship & Education

Moldova: Open for the Gospel

Children across Moldova are experiencing the Good News thanks to Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes and The Greatest Journey.

Discipleship & Education

A Chance to Succeed: Christopher's Story

He was abandoned by his mother while recovering from illness. Like many children at the Greta Home and Academy, Christopher didn't know God's love in his life. Since being at the Greta Home his life has changed. See his story and what Christopher hopes to be when he grows up.

Discipleship & Education

The Price of a Slave

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.