Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Cholera Patient Receives a Blessing

Papi was 92 years old, sick, and frail when he was admitted to the cholera treatment center in Chardonierres. In the days he was treated, everyone grew to like him. When he was ready to be discharged, he had to wait an extra day for people who would … [Read more...]

Vocational Skills Change the Future

In the past, my family and others in my village faced many difficulties. There were a lot of social problems in our village. Many years ago, all families in the village grew poppies, and there were drug addicts in every family. There were only dirt … [Read more...]

Change Among the Zande Tribe

I was kidnapped by the Lord’s Resistance Army in November 2009. They took me to the bush, where I spent eight days in their camp. I was forced to work for them. They asked me three times to kill people, but I refused. When I refused, I was severely b … [Read more...]

Reflections on Serving Refugees in Greece

For two months, I had the privilege of working with Samaritan's Purse in Athens. The last year has seen thousands upon thousands of refugees arrive in Greece. With closed borders, many of these refugees are stuck in Greek refugee camps, uncertain of … [Read more...]

A Tribute to Mary Lou Fisher

Editor’s Note: Mary Lou Fisher died earlier this month after suffering a stroke in October. She had served with Samaritan’s Purse all over the world. In 1999, I was part of the team from Samaritan's Purse building a refugee camp in Albania. There w … [Read more...]

Meeting Spiritual Needs with Physical Aid

When I first arrived in Haiti, everything was new and exciting. I was inspired by the work going on around me and the progress I saw the programs making. It was encouraging to see how Samaritan’s Purse is making lasting impacts on the people here. B … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Future in Niger

One of the most critical challenges that Nigeriens face is growing food in a country that has no rain for nine months out of the year. The soil is almost completely unusable for farming, which means that farmers must work harder for much less … [Read more...]