Monday, March 27, 2017

A Blind Student Finds Her Dream

“I can only raise you. I have no money to support you, so you have to work harder. Your dad and I will get old and die one day, and your elder sister will get married. Your younger brother will get married too, so you will have to learn to take care o … [Read more...]

A Community Empowered by a Maternity Ward

After almost six months in Niger, I still haven’t seen a few Samaritan’s Purse projects. For some of them, it’s about the timing of the visit, but for others, it’s a question of security. For the maternity ward in Tizegorou, it’s been both. Located le … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child Grows Albanian Church

“… in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum [in present-day Albania] I have fully preached the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:19, NKJV). Today, Operation Christmas Child is he … [Read more...]

A Young Vietnamese Man Supports His Family

Hu is the oldest son of an impoverished farming family. He has three younger brothers and one sister. Although his parents sometimes cannot afford meals for the whole family, they strive to work day and night to send their kids to school. After … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child Gifts for Refugee Children in Poland

I am from eastern Ukraine, where I pastored a church. I left our hometown when I realized that military conflict, which started in our area in the spring of 2014, was becoming more intense. On June 2, my wife, Elena; our daughter, Aliona; and our … [Read more...]

Carrying One Another’s Burdens

Beneficiaries sat under the shade of trees as they waited for the food distribution process to begin near Aweil, South Sudan. The sun beat down as noon approached. I took a seat on a school bench in the shade with my guide for the day, Nyasha, our … [Read more...]

Preparing Young Leaders in Cambodia

The day before my wife Lynda and I were to begin flying to Cambodia, our oldest daughter texted me an adorable photo of our 3-year-old granddaughter grinning ear-to-ear while clutching her new Minion lunchbox. Caroline was so excited about going to … [Read more...]