Friday, August 18, 2017

A Graduation in Haiti

The kindergarten class at the Greta Academy in Léogâne, Haiti, was recently honored in a graduation ceremony, and the teachers were recognized for their hard work during the school year. Blue and white streamers and balloons filled the room as the … [Read more...]

A Place to Call Home

“Everything is now ok,” Ahmad* tells everyone who asks. “We are very happy.” Ahmad and his wife Miriam,* and their daughter and newborn son, just moved into a new apartment that Mylotopos Evangelical Church provided for them. The church in Mylotop … [Read more...]

A New School in Cambodia

As a teacher at Bos Thom Primary School since 2004, I have faced quite a few challenges. Before I was able to get a motorbike I had to walk about four kilometers every day on a very bumpy, dusty road. It was particularly difficult during monsoon … [Read more...]

Shoebox Gifts Bring Joy to Children in Belarus

We had many opportunities for fellowship and sharing the Gospel during our Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift distribution this year. After the distribution we visited in the homes of some of the children who received shoeboxes. We went to a poor … [Read more...]

Courageous Women Changing their Communities

“Let us be courageous and brave,” said Daw Thiri Yu,* a participant of the first leader mother training session in Myanmar’s Tada-U Township. She is one of 40 women Samaritan’s Purse is equipping to host mother-to-mother groups. The leader mother … [Read more...]

Rejoicing During Suffering

Living with joy can seem impossible in the face of trouble. But Bettie Lindsay seems to understand the truth of Nehemiah 8:10: “Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Bettie wrapped each of us in big hug when our team arrived on … [Read more...]

Lessons Learned From an Internship in Nepal

One of the first questions people back home will ask after an experience abroad is, “What were the people like?” It is a natural question to ask, and there are many cultural differences between Nepalis and Americans. Those differences can cha … [Read more...]