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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Samaritan's Purse Providing International Relief!!




I wanted to tell you about the causes and charities that I support. Well, on my side bar there are only three, so this is the second of three explanations. Samaritan's Purse was introduced to me through Operation Shoebox which is explained below. That was, so much fun and makes such a difference in children's lives. I also believe that the money donated is used primarily for helping others and not for overhead.

They are involved in relief and development which included hurricane Ike, hurricane assistance in Louisiana, Haiti's recovery from the storms, Children's heart project, HIV/AIDS Prescription for Hope, World Medical Mission, and that only names a few things that Samaritan's Purse provides assistance. To find out more click on any of the pictures or links to see their website.

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Since 1993, more than 61 million shoe boxes have been packed, shipped, and delivered across the globe. People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ.





The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God's desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, "Go and do likewise."

For over 35 years, Samaritan's Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ's command by going to the aid of the world's poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Our emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine. As we offer food, water, and temporary shelter, we meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives. Our community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow.We impact the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing, and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten.

We provide first-class treatment in the Name of the Great Physician through our medical projects, as well as supplying mission hospitals with much needed equipment and supplies.As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, "Why did you come?" The answer is always the same: "We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ." Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, "For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake" (2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).

I am not asking you to give, but just to take a look at what Samaritan's Purse is doing to help the USA and abroad. Just click the name and away you go!!

2 comments:

Immi said...

Sounds like a good organization, CC.

svasti said...

If only everyone gave to at least one charity, this world would be a much happier place for more people. :)

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