Monday, March 27, 2017

Carrying One Another’s Burdens

Beneficiaries sat under the shade of trees as they waited for the food distribution process to begin near Aweil, South Sudan. The sun beat down as noon approached. I took a seat on a school bench in the shade with my guide for the day, Nyasha, our ... [Read More]


Miracles and Sorrow Mingle Together

I got to the hospital on a Monday afternoon. My first afternoon there was an "all-call" that came out over the address system, which means an ambulance has just arrived with more patients than can be handled by staff members currently on shift. So, ... [Read More]


Beauty in a Refugee Camp in Greece

There are more than 62,000 refugees living in Greece, many of whom are still living in tents even now that winter has come. Samaritan’s Purse is at work in northern Greece, Athens, and five Greek islands. Our staff members’ presence and influence ext ... [Read More]


A Cholera Patient Receives a Blessing

Papi was 92 years old, sick, and frail when he was admitted to the cholera treatment center in Chardonierres. In the days he was treated, everyone grew to like him. When he was ready to be discharged, he had to wait an extra day for people who would ... [Read More]


Reflections on Serving Refugees in Greece

For two months, I had the privilege of working with Samaritan's Purse in Athens. The last year has seen thousands upon thousands of refugees arrive in Greece. With closed borders, many of these refugees are stuck in Greek refugee camps, uncertain of ... [Read More]


New Lives for Refugees in Greece

We are all new to this type of crisis. It’s a mass emigration of a people so vast that it has become the largest humanitarian crisis since WWII. If all forcibly displaced people were grouped, they would be the 21st largest country in the w ... [Read More]


Iraqis Return Home to Village Liberated from ISIS

Thousands of Iraqis have been displaced by the battle for Mosul, and the fight continues. Some outlying towns have already been cleared of ISIS as Iraqi and coalition forces close in on the city center. One of these newly liberated villages, ... [Read More]