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Christian-Funded Charity Responds to Humanitarian Needs During Israel-Palestinian Conflict

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JERUSALEM — Due to continued rocket attacks across central and southern Israel, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), the largest Christian-funded provider of security and humanitarian aid in Israel, increased aid to affected citizens waiting out the conflict. “Last week, we immediately approved security measures like bomb shelters and protective vests to… Continue reading Christian-Funded Charity Responds to Humanitarian Needs During Israel-Palestinian Conflict

International Humanitarian Organization Partners with First Responders Ahead of Snowstorm in Israel

Yael Eckstein, President and CEO of The Fellowship, with staff delivering food boxes and blankets to elderly citizens in Jerusalem and the surrounding region. | Photo Credit: © 2021 IFCJ, photo by Avishag Shaar-Yashuv

JERUSALEM — On Wednesday, just ahead of the storm that covered Jerusalem and the surrounding area with a thick blanket of snow, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) together with United Hatzalah, distributed more than 200 packages of warm blankets, space heaters, and food supplies to elderly residents of the capital and… Continue reading International Humanitarian Organization Partners with First Responders Ahead of Snowstorm in Israel

Mission Aviation Services: Faithfully Flying for 50 Years

NORTH CAROLINA — For the past 50 years Mission Aviation Services has allowed Samaritan’s Purse to rapidly provide relief supplies and deploy emergency personnel in Jesus’ Name anywhere in the world. Seth Harris For the last 50 years, Samaritan’s Purse has been delivering aid and help around the world in Jesus’ Name, and Mission Aviation… Continue reading Mission Aviation Services: Faithfully Flying for 50 Years

Help for Hurricane Ida Victims

HOUMA, LA — Hurricane Ida came ashore in Louisiana last August on the anniversary of devastating Hurricane Katrina. Ida was the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to ever hit the Gulf state. First-responders immediately headed to the hardest hit areas, and they stayed on after the storm disappeared from the news headlines. Among the first… Continue reading Help for Hurricane Ida Victims

Retreat Provides Inclusion and Acceptance for the Cooper Family

USA — More than 56 million Americans live with a disability. With so many families navigating the day-to-day challenges of disability, it is vital that they have a place where inclusion and acceptance aren’t a question. Joni & Friends Family Retreat program makes a way for families living with disabilities to have a time of… Continue reading Retreat Provides Inclusion and Acceptance for the Cooper Family

Pediatric Wheelchair Transforms Life of Peruvian Boy Jesús

PERU – After Jesús outgrew his toddler wheelchair, his aging mother was forced to carry her 10-year-old son everywhere; it was the only way she could help Jesús move around their home and village. In developing nations like Peru, the need for pediatric wheelchairs is extremely high, but Jesús’ family witnessed God’s loving care when… Continue reading Pediatric Wheelchair Transforms Life of Peruvian Boy Jesús

Encountering Jesus at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

SCAOTTS VALLEY, CA — Parenting a child with severe disabilities is a labor of love that few people understand. But Rob and Cheryl Trotter know the endurance 24/7 supervision requires. Their son Sam has multiple disabilities and the demands surrounding his care threatened to leave Rob and Cheryl depleted both physically and emotionally. Together they… Continue reading Encountering Jesus at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

The Amazing Amazi Water Story in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI – Burundi is a landlocked African country about the size of the state of Maryland. It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and the DRC to the west. Lake Tanganyika comprises much of its southern border. One of the poorest nations in the world, it has been called… Continue reading The Amazing Amazi Water Story in Burundi

Providing New Beginnings in Mississippi

MOUND BAYOU, MISSISSIPPI — Christine Daughrity watched helplessly as the floodwaters gathered and rose around her Mound Bayou, Mississippi, home following days of heavy rain in the Delta. Then her son noticed that the water had seeped into their living room and kitchen. Christine cut the power and called 911 in desperate need of assistance.… Continue reading Providing New Beginnings in Mississippi

Faithful Volunteers Deliver God’s Hope to Arkansas

ARKANSAS — Samaritan’s purse volunteers are working hard in the Mississippi delta–cleaning up homes, deliver God’s hope & encouragement in Jesus’ name. Keeth Willingham, Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is responding to some massive flooding here in Desha County, Arkansas. Roy Williams, Homeowner: Without Samaritan’s Purse, would’ve took a good minute to do all what is… Continue reading Faithful Volunteers Deliver God’s Hope to Arkansas

Gospel for Asia Providing Help and Hope that Transforms Impoverished Communities

WILLS POINT, TX – The Lord has used GFA World to share Good News, to send indigenous workers to provide help to needy communities, and to grow Bible-believing churches over the past 42 years. It enjoys global recognition as a major faith-based humanitarian organization. However, its primary mission remains to represent Jesus Christ and His… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Providing Help and Hope that Transforms Impoverished Communities

Wheelchair Gives Brazilian Boy Mobility, Opportunity, and Access

BRAZIL — Six-year-old Miguel has spina bifida and lives with his grandparents in a tiny home, far from everything in a remote village in Brazil. Unable to afford a wheelchair, Miguel’s only means of transportation through the dirty paths of his village is a rusty wheelbarrow. In poverty and desperation, their family cried out to God… Continue reading Wheelchair Gives Brazilian Boy Mobility, Opportunity, and Access

Healing in the Wake of San Jose Tragedy

SAN JOSE, CA — Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are offering help and hope to the heartbroken community of San Jose, California, where nine people died in a horrific shooting on May 26. “People are hurting. People are confused. People are angry,” said chaplain coordinator Michael Glassey. Find out how chaplains… Continue reading Healing in the Wake of San Jose Tragedy

Samaritan’s Purse Responding to Severe Flooding in Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA — Samaritan’s Purse has deployed to Lake Charles, Louisiana, after torrential rain caused severe flooding across the southern part of the state. As much as 12.5 inches of rain fell in 24 hours in Lake Charles, where people are still recovering from two hurricanes (Delta and Laura) that hit last year. As… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Responding to Severe Flooding in Louisiana

Kingdom Workers Doing Whatever It Takes

Photo by Kingdom Workers, Builders For Christ: Immanuel Lutheran, Wisconsin

WAUKESHA, WI – God’s kingdom workers are to follow Jesus’ pattern. All Christians must be willing to do whatever it takes to respond to the Father’s love and share the Gospel message with others. The nonprofit organization, Kingdom Workers, follows that pattern and is an example for the rest of us who claim Jesus as… Continue reading Kingdom Workers Doing Whatever It Takes

Transforming Lives Through Farming in Democratic Republic of Congo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO — Samaritan’s Purse is providing tools, seeds, and agricultural training to farmers living with disabilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nicole Solvig, Samaritan’s Purse: We’re heading to one of our farmer’s fields to see the progress of their work. This is a group of farmers who are all living… Continue reading Transforming Lives Through Farming in Democratic Republic of Congo

Providing Shelter and a Refuge in Tigray, Ethiopia

TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse is building emergency shelters in the Tigray region of Ethiopia for hundreds of families who were forcibly displaced from their homes due to armed conflict. In the past month, their staff designed a basic emergency shelter that can largely be built from local materials. After securing a site, teams started… Continue reading Providing Shelter and a Refuge in Tigray, Ethiopia

Battling Hunger in Ethiopia

TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA — As hundreds of thousands of people fled to more populated areas of Tigray in Ethiopia last fall, there were many stories of suffering and hunger. Thousands of children and nursing and pregnant mothers were increasingly at risk of malnutrition. Some families were reduced to begging for food, and many simply went days… Continue reading Battling Hunger in Ethiopia

Homes Built for 20 Families Impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas

LA GRANGE, TX — Leticia Jaimes wiped away tears as she walked through her new home for the first time. She paused in the living room, overwhelmed, and fell into the embrace of her mother, Elena. Mother and daughter hugged and cried together, knowing that this day would mark the beginning of many new family… Continue reading Homes Built for 20 Families Impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas

Praising God for a New Home in Texas

LA GRANGE, TX — A La Grange, Texas, couple are praising God for their new home built by Samaritan’s Purse after their previous house was destroyed by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey. Justin Riddle, Samaritan’s Purse: Hurricane Harvey came through, dumped tons of water. It breached its banks, and ruined a lot of homes and lives.… Continue reading Praising God for a New Home in Texas

Bringing Medical Care to Suffering Families in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — The weight of the humanitarian crisis in Tigray is palpable, but it’s rarely in the news—even as urban areas in northern Ethiopia swell with traumatized families living in schools and tarp shelters. Samaritan’s Purse has been working in this region since February providing emergency food, cooking kits, and other relief. They have airlifted more… Continue reading Bringing Medical Care to Suffering Families in Ethiopia

Encountering Jesus at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

SCAOTTS VALLEY, CA — Parenting a child with severe disabilities is a labor of love that few people understand. But Rob and Cheryl Trotter know the endurance 24/7 supervision requires. Their son Sam has multiple disabilities and the demands surrounding his care threatened to leave Rob and Cheryl depleted both physically and emotionally. Together they… Continue reading Encountering Jesus at Joni and Friends Family Retreat

Heartbroken Woman Finds Jesus After Boulder Tragedy

BOULDER, CO — The shooting that killed 10 people in a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, left locals shaken and asking questions, including a young woman named Daismarie. She met Billy Graham chaplains who told her about the love of Jesus Christ and offered prayer. Find out how that conversation forever changed her life. Will… Continue reading Heartbroken Woman Finds Jesus After Boulder Tragedy

Billy Graham Chaplains Help Minneapolis Suburb Process Pain

MINNESOTA — Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) are ministering in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, talking with locals and pointing them to a God who gives hope. Many in the Twin Cities are deeply hurting after 20-year-old Daunte Wright was shot and killed at a traffic stop on April 11. It was… Continue reading Billy Graham Chaplains Help Minneapolis Suburb Process Pain

Encouragement in the Midst of the Storm

BREATHITT COUNTY, KY — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are bringing encouragement and the hope of the Gospel to devastated homeowners in Breathitt County, Kentucky, in the United States following massive storm floods that severely damaged their homes. Todd Taylor, Samaritan’s Purse: We are in Breathitt County, Kentucky, and Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the floods that… Continue reading Encouragement in the Midst of the Storm

Caring for Alabama Locals in Aftermath of Tornado

TUSCALOOSA, AL — Billy Graham chaplains are caring for Tuscaloosa and Dallas County locals in Alabama, United States in the aftermath of a series of tornadoes ripped through the area earlier this month. “I feel better knowing that somebody is actually praying for me,” one resident said. This past weekend, the Billy Graham Rapid Response… Continue reading Caring for Alabama Locals in Aftermath of Tornado

Praising God in Alabama

WELLINGTON, AL — Homeowner Tessa Sims praises God for His provision through Samaritan’s Purse volunteers to help with clean up in her Alabama community after tornadoes devastated the area. Tessa Sims, Homeowner: My daddy was my first knight in shining armor. My dad taught me what a father should be. He was the best example… Continue reading Praising God in Alabama

Alabama Family Thankful for Samaritan’s Purse Volunteers

TUSCALOOSA, AL — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers are hard at work across multiple locations in Alabama after powerful tornadoes and storms devastated a number of communities. We are clearing yard debris, cutting up fallen trees, and covering damaged roofs with heavy-duty tarp material. Among the homeowners they have helped is Michael Beck, who survived a twister… Continue reading Alabama Family Thankful for Samaritan’s Purse Volunteers

Samaritan’s Purse Responds to More US Tornadoes in the South

ONATCHEE, AL — Deadly US tornadoes ripped across parts of Alabama and Georgia on Thursday, March 25, leaving behind a 100-mile path of destruction. Areas in and around Birmingham and points east were hit hard by the latest storms. Newnan, Georgia, southwest of Atlanta, also reported widespread damage. Storms wreaked havoc across the two states,… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Responds to More US Tornadoes in the South

Special Needs Peruvian Girl Placed in a Seat of Dignity

LIMA, PERU — Modesta and her 22-year-old special needs daughter, Elva, spent the past two decades in the tiny back bedroom of a dilapidated building in Lima, Peru. “It’s been 22 years of struggling,” explained Modesta with a heavy heart. She considered giving up many times, but knew she had to keep fighting for her… Continue reading Special Needs Peruvian Girl Placed in a Seat of Dignity

Rushing to Help Tornado Victims in Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, AL — A violent storm system swept through the Southeast of America last week, spawning devastating tornadoes that ripped through neighborhoods, causing massive damage in five states. Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham asked for prayer in the wake of the disaster as teams deployed to the area to assess needs and establish a response.… Continue reading Rushing to Help Tornado Victims in Alabama

Feeding Hungry Children in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to feed hungry children in northern Ethiopia who are at risk of acute malnutrition, due to food shortages caused by months of internal conflict. David Mbuguah, Samaritan’s Purse: This is Samaritan’s Purse team. We are here in northern Ethiopia in the Tigray region. Today, we are here to serve… Continue reading Feeding Hungry Children in Ethiopia

Bringing Life-Saving Support to Ethiopians Displaced by Conflict

ETHIOPIA — Violent conflict in Ethiopia’s northernmost region of Tigray has sent hundreds of thousands of displaced Ethiopians fleeing from their homes. Samaritan’s Purse is working with local churches and other groups to identify and provide food for the most vulnerable families in their communities. Their teams and partners, including churches, are distributing food baskets… Continue reading Bringing Life-Saving Support to Ethiopians Displaced by Conflict

Helping Texas Homeowners Struck by Extreme Winter Weather

AUSTIN, TX — Samaritan’s Purse is helping homeowners in Austin, Texas, clean up after severe winter weather damaged their properties. But more volunteers are urgently needed to help with the work and share the love of Jesus with those adversely affected by the storms. Richard Talbot, Volunteer: We had single-digit temperature, a lot of freezing… Continue reading Helping Texas Homeowners Struck by Extreme Winter Weather

Emergency Food Arrives in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted 1,800 cases of ready-to-use supplemental food supplies to help feed suffering children in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Hundreds of thousands of families have fled their homes in the region due to violent conflict and are living wherever they can—in schools or on the side of the road.… Continue reading Emergency Food Arrives in Ethiopia

Houston Lakewood Church Becomes Storm Shelter

HOUSTON, TX — During one of the worst winter storm on record, churches across Texas have opened their doors to people needing shelter. Houston’s Lakewood church, pastored by Joel Osteen, has provided a warm place to stay and a hot meal to over 1,000 people since the storm began. Joel Osteen, Pastor: We were blessed… Continue reading Houston Lakewood Church Becomes Storm Shelter

Restoring Clean Water to the Bahamas

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to repair the water distribution system in Sweetings Cay on Grand Bahama Island after it was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. Phil Walsh, Samaritan’s Purse: The level of destruction here from Hurricane Dorian is really hard to believe at times. Entire houses wiped out completely. Communities really just… Continue reading Restoring Clean Water to the Bahamas

Relief for Alabama Tornado Victims

FULTONDALE, AL — Samaritan’s Purse volunteers in Jefferson County, Alabama, are helping to remove debris and patch roofs following the destruction caused by a deadly tornado. Elizabeth Burford, Homeowner: It was awful. It was a roaring sound. And it’s just something you can’t hardly describe, really. A lot of wind and it was just terrible.… Continue reading Relief for Alabama Tornado Victims

Caring For Cambodia After Tropical Storm

CAMBODIA — Samaritan’s Purse is providing emergency supplies, including food and water, to families in Cambodia adversely affected by Tropical Storm Nangka that produced heavy rain and flash floods. Anna Zatsepina, Samaritan’s Purse: My name is Anna Zatsepina, and I’m the protection manager here at Samaritan’s Purse Cambodia. And today, we’re here at Kampong Prieng commune… Continue reading Caring For Cambodia After Tropical Storm

The Light of Hope Breaking Through to Storm-Weary Lives in Honduras

HONDURAS — For more than a month now Samaritan’s Purse disaster relief and medical teams have been working in communities wrecked by devastation in and around San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The back-to-back Category 4 storms Eta and Iota made landfall in early November, triggering landslides and catastrophic flooding that displaced hundreds of thousands of families.… Continue reading The Light of Hope Breaking Through to Storm-Weary Lives in Honduras

Flying in Hope for Honduras

HONDURAS — Samaritan’s Purse mobile medical teams are using helicopters to reach villages that have been cut off from help due to flooding from back-to-back hurricanes. Seth Harris, Samaritan’s Purse: So with all the flooding, the roads are out. The bridges are out. There’s water everywhere. So people are just stuck, and there’s no other… Continue reading Flying in Hope for Honduras

Bringing Hope to Hurting Families in Honduras After Back to Back Storms

HONDURAS — Samaritan’s Purse medical teams are providing critical care in Jesus’ Name through their emergency field hospital in hurricane-struck San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The charity continues to assess the needs of hurting communities across Honduras, ramping up the response to distribute additional hygiene kits and emergency shelter materials to families in need. Along with… Continue reading Bringing Hope to Hurting Families in Honduras After Back to Back Storms

Rushing Relief to Typhoon Victims in Vietnam

VIETNAM — A series of deadly tropical storms in rapid succession has caused catastrophic damage and the worst flooding that parts of Southeast Asia have endured in more than four decades. Floodwaters, fallen trees, and debris have left entire villages inaccessible. Hundreds of thousands of homes across the region are damaged or destroyed. Decimated crops… Continue reading Rushing Relief to Typhoon Victims in Vietnam

Nagorno Karabakh Refugees Find New Hope in Christ

ARMENIA — On Nov 10th a Russia-brokered peace deal was agreed between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno Karabakh. It brought to an end six weeks of war in which thousands of people were killed and displaced. As the refugee crisis is growing with reportedly more than 150,000 people urgently needing help Mission Eurasia… Continue reading Nagorno Karabakh Refugees Find New Hope in Christ

Helping in Honduras After Hurricanes Eta and Iota

HONDURAS — Hundreds of thousands of displaced people now line the streets of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, after Hurricane Eta’s slow-moving rains triggered devastating flooding and landslides. Entire communities are left without access to shelter, clean water, and crucial medical care. If that weren’t bad enough, Hurricane Iota brought more winds and rain across Honduras,… Continue reading Helping in Honduras After Hurricanes Eta and Iota

Operation Christmas Child Is Bringing the Hope of the Gospel to 1,000 Pacific Islands

PACIFIC ISLANDS, PALAU — Rengesuul Yobech sat in the shade of a spacious open-air gymnasium at Peleliu Elementary School in Palau on a sweltering late-February afternoon earlier in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe. The school’s 76 students were assembled there, eager to receive gift-filled shoeboxes at the first Operation Christmas Child festive… Continue reading Operation Christmas Child Is Bringing the Hope of the Gospel to 1,000 Pacific Islands

Emergency Field Hospital Cares for COVID-19 Patients in the Bahamas

BAHAMAS — As the Bahamas experienced a deadly second wave of the coronavirus, Samaritan’s Purse came alongside the island nation to provide an Emergency Field Hospital and critical Infection Prevention Control (IPC) training. In partnership with Nassau’s Princess Margaret Hospital, Samaritan’s Purse doctors and nurses offered critical care at a 28-bed field hospital, specially designed… Continue reading Emergency Field Hospital Cares for COVID-19 Patients in the Bahamas

Rapha Int’l – Healing for Victims of Trafficking

JOPLIN, MO – ‘Rapha’ is a Hebrew word that means ‘healing.’ Rapha International was born out of a near tragedy. No stranger to the country, Joe Garman was in Cambodia when he witnessed first-hand an attempt to traffic a young woman. She had been sold by her parents to agents who were planning to enslave… Continue reading Rapha Int’l – Healing for Victims of Trafficking

Samaritan’s Purse Assembles Field Hospital in the Bahamas

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse has raised a 28-bed Emergency Field Hospital in Nassau, the Bahamas, to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic there. The charity is partnering with Princess Margaret Hospital in this fight to save lives. Dr. Elliott Tenpenny, Samaritan’s Purse Rather strange on the streets– seeing these beautiful city streets utterly devoid of people.… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Assembles Field Hospital in the Bahamas