Tangible help in 100 countries

Samaritan’s Purse is a faith-based organization that seeks to provide tangible help to people around the world who need it. Their most well-know project is called Operation Christmas Child. Participants in Operation Christmas Child fill a shoebox with small gifts for children in other countries. As of 2013, Samaritan’s Purse has given more than 100 million children in more than 130 countries shoebox gifts.

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine.

«Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.” Bob Pierce wrote these now-famous words in his Bible after visiting suffering children on the Korean island of Kojedo. This impassioned prayer is what guided him as he founded and led the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse in 1970. His mission for this organization was “to meet emergency needs in crisis areas through existing evangelical mission agencies and national churches.”After World War II, Bob Pierce traveled throughout Asia as an evangelist and journalist with Youth For Christ. While on a university lecturing circuit in China, he stumbled across some courageous women who were living among lepers and orphans, sacrificing everything. At this moment he decided to dedicate himself to finding and supporting other such Christians who were caring for the poor and suffering in the distant corners of the world.

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