Sunday, February 18, 2018

Love in a Rohingya Refugee Camp

“I would take her pain if possible,” Lyla told me. Lyla and I talked while her daughter, 8-year-old Sumaya, slept beside her on a bed in our Diphtheria Treatment Center. They came to the center because Sumaya's throat was so swollen she couldn’t e … [Read more...]

Earthquake Survivor Supports Family by Raising Chickens

My name is Surya Kumari Gurung from Aanga, Nepal. I have two sons and a daughter studying in grades seven, eight, and 10. My husband works as a mason and builds houses during the summer. His work subsides during the winter as it becomes too cold to … [Read more...]

Experiencing God’s Grace at a South Sudan Hospital

It’s a normal day in the maternity ward at Maban County Hospital in the Upper Nile region of South Sudan. Mothers are trickling in and out while others are laboring to give birth, and newborns are taking their first breath and letting out their c … [Read more...]

Why I Volunteer with Operation Christmas Child

Why do I have an Operation Christmas Child T-shirt for every day of the week (literally)? Why do I veer down the clearance aisle every time I go to the store just to pick up milk? Why do I share this amazing ministry with whoever will listen, … [Read more...]

Winter Relief Arrives for Displaced Families in Iraq

“It’s cold, but at least my kids will be happy today," said a mother tucked into a corner away from the crowd. Her hands tightly grasped the new packages of warm clothes for her two children. The mother shared with me her experience living away fro … [Read more...]

A Walk in the Tondo Slums

The smell of decomposing trash and filth reaches me before we round the first corner. In borrowed rubber boots from the barangay (district) community center, I slosh through black mud. I'm following Queen, the Samaritan's Purse water, sanitation, and … [Read more...]

God’s Faithfulness Displayed in Haiti

“Would you like to go on a walk with us?” I had just arrived in Haiti, and this was my first introduction to Ruth and Nina, who work with Samaritan’s Purse. Eager to explore the community and to get to know these new friends, I excitedly agreed. … [Read more...]