Friday, June 23, 2017

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...]

Fighting for a Better Community

I am the firstborn child from a poor family. Growing up, I was unable to attend school because we lacked financial resources. I attempted to earn money myself, but it was not enough to support my education. However, thanks to God, we have supported … [Read more...]

Better Healthcare in the Highlands of Vietnam

Recently in northwestern Vietnam, Samaritan’s Purse trained 15 women as traditional birth attendants. They are the fourth group of attendants to attend the six-month training. In February, we hosted the second annual gathering of all trained t … [Read more...]

Hope for Farmers After Hurricane Matthew

Lacul is a small community in western Haiti near the Samaritan’s Purse base. In this community, there are a lot of farmers, and by the end of the spring season, the green valleys are normally full of crops. Last year, after Hurricane Mathew struck H … [Read more...]

The Growth of a Church

While it isn’t difficult to find a church in Niamey, the capital city of Niger, it can be much harder in more remote areas of the country. Less than an hour and a half north of Niamey is the village of Ouallam, and another two hours north is the c … [Read more...]

Women Not Forgotten in Nepal

They say the women look like “walking trees” because the bundled leaves stack high in the baskets saddled to their backs and nearly enfold their heads into the green masses. A strap wrapped around their foreheads holds the imposing basket in place so … [Read more...]

We Are Children of God

We traveled through a difficult and narrow road to go a village called Petiparadi. Samaritan’s Purse was starting a Dignity and Education for Children Program training with teachers and students in a Christian church. When we got there, many of the k … [Read more...]