Monthly Archives: October 2016

Samaritan’s Purse

According to their website, this is their Mission Statement:

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 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.

Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical humanitarian aid organization that provides support and help to people in physical need as part of their missionary work. The organization’s president is Franklin Graham, son of Christian evangelist Billy Graham. The name came from the parable of the Good Samaritan in the bible, loving your neighbor as yourself.

Samaritan’s Purse works in more than 100 countries around the world. Samaritan’s Purse seeks to specialize in emergency relief, shelter, water and sanitation, food and nutrition, medical care and public health, HIV/AIDS, and community-based livestock and livelihood programs and projects. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine.

One of their programs is Operation Christmas Child, which was started in 1990 in Romania. Every November, many many churches, groups and individuals prepare and collect shoe boxes filled with toys, art and school supplies, personal items, and other small gifts. A booklet of bible stories is often placed inside the shoe boxes which are given to children based on need , without regard to their faith. These boxes are then distributed overseas by volunteers. Operation Christmas Child delivers more than 10 million shoe box gifts to poor children in more than 100 countries each year.