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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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Women all over the world face the dark reality of abandonment, exploitation, and abuse. Samaritan’s Purse works to reach the most vulnerable of these with the light of the Gospel. We meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women through programs like abuse prevention, safe migration and trafficking awareness, general and maternal health, vocational training, family counseling, and discipleship.

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God Makes All Things Possible

When 13-year-old Hilda Nalwanga learned that she needed surgery to repair her heart defect, it seemed impossible, as the procedure was not readily available in her home country. But through Children's Heart Project-a ministry of Samaritan's Purse-God made a way for Hilda to be healed, and opened doors for her to be a blessing to other children with heart defects.

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Joyous Reunion

Sadhia, Wilson, and Doreen-the three survivors of a terrible bus crash in Tanzania-returned home healthy and happy to welcoming crowds and loving family and friends. Samaritan's Purse transported them back to Africa, along with hospital equipment and supplies for their school, via our DC-8 aircraft.

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Tanzania Crash Survivors Head Home After Amazing Recovery

The three child survivors of a terrible bus crash in Tanzania were transported by Samaritan's Purse from Africa to the United States in May. After surgeries and months of rehabilitation, they are doing incredibly well and are returning home to Tanzania via the same Samaritan’s Purse aircraft.

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Healing Begins for Three Tanzanian Children

Three Tanzanian children who survived a horrific bus crash begin the road to recovery and experience compassionate care in Jesus' Name.

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My Name Is Sampson

Sampson, a 16-year-old boy from Liberia, returned home recently after receiving life-changing facial surgery in the United States thanks to the efforts of Mayo Clinic and Greta Van Susteren. He was flown back to his village in two stages, via Samaritan's Purse DC-8 and then helicopter.

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Tanzania Crash Survivors Arrive at Iowa Hospital

Three children, the only survivors of a terrible bus crash in Tanzania, recently arrived in Iowa for medical care. Through a providential series of events, Samaritan's Purse provided transportation from East Africa to the United States for these hurting little ones.

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A Blessing for Tanzania Crash Survivors

Samaritan's Purse deployed our DC-8 aircraft to transport three badly injured children from East Africa to the U.S. for trauma care. The children were involved in a May 6 bus accident in northern Tanzania that killed 32 children and three adults.

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Shedding Light on Gender-based Violence in Liberia

Samaritan's Purse workers enlist the help of community leaders in Liberia in an effort to stem sexual violence. Our Light program educates families, leaders, and communities and also supports those who are assisting victims of assault.

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Love Does Exist

In the late 1970s, the brutal Khmer Rouge regime killed nearly three million Cambodians and taught the nation that love and family values were worthless. As a result, domestic violence is common in Cambodian households. We're helping families learn to love again and end the cycle of abuse.

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Motherhood in Cambodia: Restoring Hope

Pregnant women and mothers of newborns living in poor, rural villages lack access to quality health care. Our community birthing centers and nutrition programs are helping save the lives of women, children, and babies.

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My Life Is a Gift

At age 15, Sheena Basemera traveled from Uganda to the United States to receive life-saving heart surgery arranged by Samaritan's Purse. Several years later she received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through a follow-up event of our Children's Heart Project. She now works in Uganda as Samaritan's Purse project officer for the Children's Heart Project there and recently returned to the United States as a translator, interpreting for a critically ill child in our program.

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Children Helping Children

Seth Bayles has a rare autoimmune disorder, and God has given him and his family hearts of compassion to help other children with chronic illness. Their sacrificial giving recently helped bring life-saving surgery and the hope of the Gospel to three Mongolian families through the Children's Heart Project. Started in 1997, this project of Samaritan's Purse has brought more than 1,100 children from around the world to North America to receive the precious gift of a repaired heart.

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Singing Amid the Rubble

The 2015 Nepal earthquake destroyed Binay's home and his dream of singing on the radio. Watch his community and the Samaritan's Purse team rally to make his life-long dream come true.

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Children's Heart Project: Healing Physical and Spiritual Hearts

Children with congenital heart defects may not live to see their next birthday if they do not receive help. Children's Heart Project brings many kids to North America from places where appropriate medical care is not available so they can receive life-saving heart surgery. In this video, see what God has done in the lives of some of these children.

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Shoebox Drop-Off Locations Change Lives

Becoming a Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drop-Off Location can transform lives in your community while reaching children around the world with the Good News! Find out how your church can get involved: SamaritansPurse.org/occ

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Crossing The River

In Cambodia, motherhood can be a dangerous and difficult experience. Join Cissie Graham Lynch as she visits Samaritan's Purse maternal and child health programs that are saving lives and providing the support these women desperately need in Jesus' Name.

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Stopping Human Trafficking Before It Starts

In Cambodian villages along the border with Thailand, nearly every working man and woman has a story of being trafficked for labor. Samaritan's Purse Food and Livelihood Assistance program helps families generate income within their community and prayerfully avoid the dangers of migration.

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Joy in Mongolia

See how Operation Christmas Child takes shoe box gifts to the farthest reaches of the world, to share the message of God's love through the power of a simple gift.

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Sweet Giving with Gabe & Livvy

Find out how Gabe and Livvy Feinn used cake to help rebuild a hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Girl's Memory Inspires Butterfly Boxes

Find out how a girl's community chose to honor her memory in a way that would affect children all over the world.

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What is Love?

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)

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Helping Women Around the World

Cissie Graham Lynch, Franklin Graham's daughter, has a passion for women's ministry. Join her to help spread the love of Christ by helping women learn to read, how to do a vocational skill, and even properly care for their family's hygiene.

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A Celebration of 1,000 Hearts

The Children’s Heart Project of Samaritan's Purse celebrated the milestone of providing heart surgery for 1,000 children since the program began 17 yearsago. This project continues to work in the hearts of children, families, and communities around the globe- physically and spiritually.

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Celebrating 1,000 Healed Hearts

Watch as the Children's Heart Project reaches an amazing milestone of healing children's hearts, both physically and spiritually. Watch as the Children's Heart Project reaches the milestone of helping the 1,000th child with a heart defect, and learn how you can help bring more to North America for life-saving surgery. The Children Heart Project recently brought the 1,000th child to North America to receive life-saving heart surgery. Join us in celebrating this amazing milestone and watch to see the history of this incredible program. http://www.samaritanspurse.org "Healing 1,000 Hearts" Nomin was supposed to leave for Minnesota in a little more than a week for surgery to repair her heart defect. But now it looked like maybe that wouldn’t happen anymore. The little girl was sick. Her father had to get her to the hospital, a few miles away from their ger on the top of a hill, without a vehicle. He bundled both of them as tightly as possible in warm coats and carried Nomin out into the frigid Mongolian day. Tumurhkuu had to take his 4-year-old daughter down a long dirt road on the side of a mountain and through the city to reach the hospital. There was no other option. Click here to read the rest of Nomin's journey and how she became the 1,000 child to receive life-saving heart surgery through the Children's Heart Project. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/healing-for-1000-hearts/#donateBottom

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A Ride to Save Lives

An 8-year-old boy from North Carolina had one goal, to give four children life-saving heart surgery. Watch as CJ Burford bikes 360 miles across his home state in 15 days to raise money to support the Children's Heart, a program of Samaritan's Purse

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Empowered Motherhood: Maternity Programs Save Lives

Close to 20 percent of children in this village die before the age of five. Watch to see how Samaritan's Purse is working to combat this devastating statistic. Samaritan's Purse is implementing maternal programs in villages like this one in Karamoja, Uganda, to teach local women how to better care for their children amid difficult living conditions.

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Thank You From Cambodia

Watch to see a special message from women in rural Cambodia whose lives will be changed thanks to your generous support of our 10 Days for M'dai campaign. Because of donations from people like you during our campaign to help restore the joy of motherhood, Samaritan's Purse was able to raise more than $300,000 for our maternal and child health programs in Cambodia. This money will help provide resources and training for women so they can have healthy pregnancies and raise strong children while also learning about the love of Jesus Christ. http://www.samaritanspurse.org

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Restoring Motherhood in Cambodia

Cambodian women view motherhood with a swirl of emotion. The joy of being a mother clashes with the very real fear of losing a child and maybe even their own life. With little help from the government or NGOs, the plight of mothers has gotten worse. Samaritan's Purse is working to restore motherhood in Cambodia.

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A Mother's Hope in Haiti

A mother who struggled to even take care of herself didn't know how she'd be able to provide a future for her young son. Watch to see how The Greta Home and Academy is making a difference in both their lives.

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Help a Mother in Need

Your gift can help support, protect and bless vulnerable mothers around the world. Visit SamaritansPurse.org/catalog today and give a gift from the heart.

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Finding Hope with a New Family

Meet Merbison, a Haitian boy who had to leave his home in hopes of a better life. Now he and his sisters live at the Greta Home and Academy, a Christian home supported by Samaritan's Purse that provides them with food, education, and a new family.

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A New Hope in Haiti

After the devastating earthquake in 2010, many Haitian boys and girls lost their homes and families. Watch to see how Samaritan's Purse is providing a loving home and eduction to children at the Greta Home and Academy.

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Cholera in Haiti: Samaritan's Purse Clinic

Doctors work with Samaritan's Purse to help people in need in Haiti.

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Empowering Churches to Transform Communities

Samaritan's Purse has been training members of local churches on the Kalangala Islands in Uganda to serve and minister to their communities, long after Samaritan's Purse leave.

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Caring for Orphans in Mozambique

Samaritan's Purse staff members meet the needs of orphaned children in Mozambique while sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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The 100 Millionth Shoebox Tour Grand Finale

The moment has finally come. Watch as the 100 millionth shoe box gift is hand delivered to Brenda, a 5-year-old girl from the Dominican Republic who was originally abandoned by her parents.

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It's Christmas at the Greta Home and Academy

Greta Van Susteren and her husband John Coale join Franklin Graham delivering Christmas presents to children living at the Greta Home and Academy in Haiti. To find out more visit http://www.samaritanspurse.org//

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Operation Christmas Child Full Circle: Oksana's Story

Watch one of the most moving stories of an Operation Christmas Child recipient having her whole life changed over what she found inside her shoe box. Find out what simple item had the biggest impact on her life by watching the video!

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Welcome to Children's Heart Project

Watch to learn about how the Children's Heart Project is providing life-saving heart surgeries to children in countries such services are not available. Learn more about this incredible program at http://www.childrensheart.tv.

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Children's Heart - Garrett's Testimony

Meet Garrett, a boy in the United States who was blessed to have heart surgery as an infant. But he worries about those children like him who are in countries where those types of life-saving procedures are not available. Please help the Children's Heart Project continue to serve children with heart defects.

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Please Help Children Receive Heart Surgery

Watch to learn about the Children's Heart Project. Whether it's through prayers, donations or even volunteering to be a host home, your help is needed to bring children to the United States who are on a waiting list to receive life-saving heart surgery.

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