Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas in a Refugee Camp

A Christmas including lively dancing in the hot sun in the middle of a South Sudan refugee camp is quite a stark contrast to the hot cocoa sipping, snowy Christmases many Americans are accustomed to. But that’s exactly how I spent my Christmas. There ... [Read More]

Pressing On

I think that some people are just born tough.  You know the type: those people who seem like they could just keep going and going. They possess an uncanny ability to resist the odds and make it through any condition. Almost everyone I’ve met in my mo ... [Read More]

You Can Run, but You Can’t Hide

"A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9, NKJV). There is an old saying that goes, “You can run, but you can’t hide.” That was my impression of Dorlouis Maneck, known as “Kato” among the Samaritan’s Purse communi ... [Read More]

How Jesus Heals

One afternoon, one of our staff members mentioned that her 17-month-old granddaughter had been sick for quite a few days. They had taken her to the doctor, but he said there was nothing he could do for the child. Later that evening, the ... [Read More]

A Child in Need

We often learn from the experiences and opportunities that we have when we serve. And when we serve overseas, we may not encounter anything different than the people who serve back at home—but being removed from our comfort zones helps us realize t ... [Read More]

Stolen Vehicle Returned by Locals

The vehicle pictured above was stolen from one of our bases close to the Mali border on the night of June 12 by armed bandits. It ended up with the MNLA, a Touareg rebel group. This is the group of rebels behind the coup in Mali. The traditional ... [Read More]

Serving Jesus

One of the great privileges of serving as a writer for Samaritan’s Purse is that I get to see what God is doing in settings around the world. When I travel, I’m encouraged to see our incredible staff meeting urgent physical needs. I also thank God as ... [Read More]