Saturday, February 25, 2017

Orphans and Children in Poverty Hear the Gospel

At age 9, Mya* was diagnosed with HIV. In her rural village in Myanmar, there is little access to medicine and medical care. HIV also brought fear of the unknown to Mya’s family, and they worried the village would shun her. So, Mya went to live at an ... [Read More]

Taking the Gospel Into the Mountains of the Philippines

The Butbuts are one of the indigenous mountain tribes in the Philippines. They live mainly in Kalinga province and are known to be one of the fiercest tribes in the mountains. Until some years ago, they were still engaged in wars with the other ... [Read More]

Giving Like God

I admit it. As a mom, I lose it sometimes. It’s not just laundry, overdue checkups for the kids, paint I need to buy to create the solar system out of Styrofoam balls and poster board, a stack of bills on the kitchen counter that I walk past and p ... [Read More]

Every Shoebox Plants a Seed

As we walked onto the preschool playground in Asuncion, Paraguay, the children were anxious to see who these strangers were that had come to visit them. Among the 2 to 4 year olds, there were typical little ones who wanted to be the clowns of the ... [Read More]

It Began with a Walk

Have you ever looked back at a series of events in your life and said, “Wow, God, you are amazing!”? That’s how Nina and I feel as we look back and see how God used our afternoon walks on the beach to impact the lives of some of the children in our co ... [Read More]

After the Shoebox

Eleven-year-old Panha was kicking a soccer ball with a few other boys in the village when I came around the corner. I watched a few minutes before I caught his attention. He ran over with a big smile. After a quick high-five, he wanted to teach me ... [Read More]

The Unexpected Gift

During 2015, Samaritan’s Purse Haiti focused its projects in Trouin, Leogane, a small town of 10,000 people. The ministry program team incorporated discipleship activities in this area by distributing 2,000 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to c ... [Read More]