NORTH WILKESBORO, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is sending thousands of children’s backpacks to Ukraine, each filled with a soft bear, hat, sketch pad, ball, and child-friendly Gospel materials, to let them know that God loves them and hasn’t forgotten them.
Karl Phelps – Samaritan’s Purse:
Samaritan’s Purse is packing backpacks for the children of Ukraine. We’re going to be sending those backpacks on our DC-8 aircraft; and from there, they’re moved to the distribution points throughout Ukraine.
Bethany Jobe – Samaritan’s Purse:
These backpacks are filled with some awesome items, like a notebook, and there’s some crayons, and there’s a hat to keep them warm on the journey, and also a fun smiley face ball, and a little toy as well. There’s also some items that teach them about God’s love.
My prayer for these kids is that they will know Jesus, and that they will know that He never leaves them, never forsakes them, and that He loves them so much and is with them every step of the way as they flee such a terrible situation and try to find a new normal where they’re going.
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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