Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Trees of Guidan Ara

As a country in the sub-Saharan climate of West Africa, Niger struggles yearly with heat and a shortage of rain. Particularly in the north of the country, the climate is dry and desert-like for most of the year, which creates a tough environment for … [Read more...]

Breaking Down Barriers

“Friendship is very important here,” a Syrian woman told me recently. We were sitting inside a camp surrounded by barbed wire fencing, celebrating the new single-family refugee housing unit her Iraqi friend was moving to—an upgrade from living in … [Read more...]

Heartbreak and Healing in Iraq

Medical staff have treated more than 1,500 patients since the Emergency Field Hospital opened in January just outside of war-ravaged Mosul. Traumatic injuries, life-saving care, and major surgeries mark the days. It's hard to wrap your head and heart … [Read more...]

Clean Water Changes a Haitian Community

Trouin is a community in Léogâne, situated in a mountain region about 23 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince. Many extremely remote areas in Trouin have unprotected spring sources, which are the primary water sources for people in those c … [Read more...]

A Teacher’s Heart

I think most people would agree that teachers are among the world’s greatest unsung heroes. This is especially true of The Greatest Journey volunteer instructors we met recently in Jamaica. We had the privilege of sitting in on a few of their d … [Read more...]

Safe Motherhood in Vietnam

Samaritan’s Purse staff rode two hours on motorbikes along bumpy, winding roads to visit Lu Thi Di. Her family is one of the poorest in her village. Her father, two older brothers, and husband work in China in order to help the family make ends meet. … [Read more...]

Preventing Trafficking in Vulnerable Communities

I recently led a training for church members from villages in Kyaukkyi. After I shared the definition of human trafficking, including its three elements (the acts, means, and purpose), one young man stood up and with tears in his eyes said, “I have b … [Read more...]