ARMENIA — Samaritan’s Purse is in Armenia working alongside Christian charity Mission Eurasia and their church partners on the ground to provide tons of warm clothing and blankets to help families who are fleeing war and need to prepare for the oncoming winter.
John Freyler, Samaritan’s Purse:
Every nation and people are precious to God, and Samaritan’s Purse is both in Armenia and Azerbaijan talking with families, assessing their needs, seeing what Samaritan’s Purse can do, what we can provide. It breaks my heart, it breaks our heart to see these families who’ve left everything literally with the clothes on their back.
Sergey Rakhuba, President, Mission Eurasia:
People are hiding, running for their lives, looking for places where they can protect their children and their elderly ones. Mission Eurasia, we reached out to Samaritan’s Purse, and we’re extremely grateful for their strategic response so that this aircraft loaded with winter supplies, warm clothing to help families to cope with their cold weather, you know, the winter is coming. And there are people on the ground now preparing thousands and thousands food packages.
Samaritan’s Purse is here providing hope, providing for the physical needs, whether that’s coats, boots, winter items, blankets, but more importantly, we’re here to provide the Gospel.
Vazgen Zohrabyan, Pastor, Abovyan City Church:
So this is our church hall where we used to come together on Sundays, but because of the situation, this is also a warehouse. So we have packed some food here. For now, we have 50 people here, and on a daily basis, we help 200 to get food. We feel this responsibility on our shoulders to feed them, to help them, to provide shelter for them.
When you realize that you are alone, it’s very challenging for us. So thank you to the Mission Eurasia and Samaritan’s Purse for standing with us and for us. Praise God for it. Praise God for the help.
Pray for these families. Pray for them as they prepare for winter. Pray for our teams and our distributions, but really pray for both sides of the border, that they heal from this conflict and that they would come to know the hope of the Gospel.
Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
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