Photos and Videos by @SamaritansPurse
C.J. Burford visited Samaritan's Purse headquarters today to kick off the third leg of his bike ride across North Carolina. Our staff sent him off with encouragement. He will ride across NC with a goal to provide heart surgery for four children through Children's Heart Project. Learn about CJ and support him at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/cjsrides/heart
- 206 days ago via site
"To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment" (Revelation 21:6, ESV). This infographic shows the different types of water, sanitation, and hygiene training we provide for people in need. Take a look at it, and then visit http://spsocial.org/kIG to learn more about the people we're helping. What are your prayers as we dig these wells in South Sudan?
- 212 days ago via site
George Njure drills wells in Akuem, South Sudan to help provide clean water to the people. Because of God’s faithfulness through the “5 Wells in 5 Days” campaign, far more than five wells will be drilled in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region in the months to come. Next week, we'll give you details on the progress there – you will not want to miss what God is doing! Share this with your friends to spread the good news!
- 218 days ago via site
Some of our staff members are praying for Isaac, a 6yo boy who is setting up a lemonade stand today to raise funds for South Sudan projects. Will you join us?
- 225 days ago via site
Samaritan's Purse fleet mechanic Mike Harper cut a 200 year old tree that was 100 feet high and eight feet in diameter. The tornado that swept through Shuqualak, Miss., took half of the tree, which made it top heavy and susceptible to falling. See more of our work in Mississippi at http://spsocial.org/mdt
- 233 days ago via site
Pray for this group of volunteers, heading out to help Mississippi tornado victims today. Learn more about our response and how you can help at http://spsocial.org/xs4
- 235 days ago via site
Harold and Melinda Bean have arrived at the Operation Heal Our Patriots alumni retreat, and are excited to renew their vows this weekend with Chaplain James Fisher (left). Harold trusted Christ as his Savior last summer at Samaritan Lodge Alaska. Pray for the Beans as they renew their commitment.
- 287 days ago via site
February 7-14 is Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week. Together, let’s provide life-saving heart surgery for one more child by sharing the cost - $2,200 helps bring a child to North America for a surgery that cannot be obtained in his or her home country. This week, if 100 people like you contribute $22 each, one more life could be saved. Click here to give: http://spsocial.org/9TQ
You can also help by sharing this post with others who may be inspired to give.
- 302 days ago via site
This photo from Mozambique shows a family's household items that they were able to save from the flood. Many of the families have their belongings bunched up under a tarp, which doesn't protect much from the continued rains." To learn more about our response to Mozambique flooding or to donate, click http://spsocial.org/4tU
- 306 days ago via site
There may be suffering in the night, but joy comes in the morning.
In New York this morning, Samaritan's Purse teams are heading out for another day of mudding out homes. While conditions have been less than favorable recently, this rainbow is a reminder of God's promise to us. That's enough to make working in cold weather worth it. Visit http://spsocial.org/tc8 to learn more about our Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
- 310 days ago via site
A team of four hygiene promoters with 1,500 bottles of water treatment waits to cross to Guija City in Mozambique to begin community mobilization and distribution. The roads to Guija have been completely wiped out, and transportation must take place by boat.
There are an estimated 25,000 displaced people in this area who have been waiting for emergency responders. Samaritan's Purse is one of the first to provide assistance. If you want to help our efforts, visit http://spsocial.org/ETr
- 311 days ago via site
There were 275 people present to register for food distribution in Chokwe district in Mozambique earlier today. These displaced people are part of the 100,000 people in informal displacement camps along the Limpopo River. Samaritan's Purse will be the sole implementing partner with World Food Programme for food distributions in these affected river communities where food will be a life-saving and sustaining intervention. Each family is receiving seven days of corn and beans. To donate, visit http://spsocial.org/slN
- 312 days ago via site
The beginning of the wet season in Mozambique has brought catastrophic flooding in several areas of the country. Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the disaster by providing clean water and other emergency needs for people who were forced to leave their homes. An estimated 75,000 people have formed into three makeshift camps. They have very limited access to shelter, latrines, food, and water. Click here to learn more, and find out how you can help: http://spsocial.org/Am9
- 313 days ago via site
This photo from Chokwe in the southern part of Mozambique shows water at almost roof level. Samaritan's Purse staff members from our country office are assessing the flooded areas to determine how we can help. Our response is likely to include water, sanitation, hygiene, shelters, cooking kits, blankets, mosquito nets, and food parcels. Please pray for displaced people who don’t have basic necessities and our staff members as they try to meet urgent needs. If you'd like to help with a donation, visit: http://spsocial.org/eNl
- 317 days ago via site
Our U.S. Disaster Response ministry responded to 25 natural disasters in 2012. We praise God for 15,256 volunteers, who spent 247,025 hours to help 2,133 families victimized by tornados, hurricanes, floods and other storms.
Click http://spsocial.org/S7m to learn more about our disaster response programs and consider making a year-end gift to help more people in 2013.
- 341 days ago via site
2012 In PIctures: These boys in Cambodia are the happy recipients of a clean water program in their village.
Click http://spsocial.org/9eP to learn more about our 2012 programs and make a year-end gift. Join with us in meeting more needs like these in the year to come.
- 341 days ago via site
Every week from the opening of Samaritan Lodge Alaska in early June until the close of the season in September, Chaplain Jim Fisher (left) led daily marriage enrichment classes that opened eyes and pointed couples to truths from God’s Word. Shawn Aiken was baptized in the chilly waters of Lake Clark at the end of his stay.
Click http://spsocial.org/UaS to learn more about our 2012 programs and make a year-end gift. Join with us in meeting more needs like these in the year to come.
- 343 days ago via site
God's faithfulness truly reaches to the skies (Psalm 108:4). As of midnight Friday, 318.5 percent of our $2000 goal for human trafficking has been donated – that's $6,370. Our goal was to help protect ten children, but your gifts are going to protect sixty four children. Because of your gifts, those children will have access to literacy classes, vocational training, or other aid for those at risk.
- 343 days ago via site