Ordinary People Serving an Extraordinary God: Marg Baker

Follow us on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes photos of Kristy Graham serving with Marg Baker in Thailand at the Christian Happy Homes.

Visit our website to see how God is continuing to use Samaritan’s Purse to provide hope and healing to families around the world.

– Samaritan’s Purse is honored to partner with Mercy Ministries Foundation where hundreds of abandoned and orphaned children receive care while learning about God’s love.

Show Notes

In this new special feature episode of “Ordinary People Serving an Extraordinary God,” Kristy interviews Samaritan’s Purse partner Marg Baker, the Director of Mercy Ministries children’s homes in Thailand.

The Christian Happy Homes program operates six homes in Cambodia and Thailand for children who would otherwise be living in poverty on the street, caring for them from infancy to age 19 in a safe, secure, and loving home. Marg and the team continue to exhibit dedication and passion to educating children the world has overlooked.

Marg was born and raised in Canada but God called her later in life to northern Thailand to serve with Mercy Ministries. As a partner of Samaritan’s Purse, the ministry works to bring hope and healing to abandoned children.

“One thing I love more than anything about being with Samaritan’s Purse is that we can give children a safe home and education,” Marg told Kristy. “Samaritan’s Purse and Mercy Ministries is founded in Biblical ministry. We want to raise these children to be future leaders: an army of leaders bringing the Gospel to Thailand.”

When Kristy was in her early 20s, she had the opportunity to visit Marg at the Christian Happy Homes. Her two-week stay impacted her for a lifetime.

“This is why I want people to hear your story: because you are loving these children and introducing them to Christ,” Kristy says. “Your life and your joy are reflective of what God has done and what you see in others.”

Please continue to pray for Samaritan’s Purse partners around the world as they dedicate their lives to help the hurting.

Scriptures Referenced*

Proverbs 16:9, “The mind of man plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.”
John 3:30, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”
1 Corinthians 3:6-9, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth. So then neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth. Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.”
Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Matthew 26:6-13, “Now when Jesus was in Bethany, at the home of Simon the leper, a woman came to Him with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He reclined at the table. But the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, “Why this waste? For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.” But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why do you bother the woman? For she has done a good deed to Me. For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me. For when she poured this perfume on My body, she did it to prepare Me for burial. Truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be spoken of in memory of her.”
James 1:27, “Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.”
Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’”

*All NASB Translation

Through the Eyes of DART Nurses: COVID-19

– Listen to “Marking One Year: Fighting COVID-19 in Central Park” to hear Kristy’s conversation with Shelly Kelly while she was caring for COVID-19 patients in New York City.

– Find encouragement in Kristy’s initial conversation with Ann Galgano in, “Hope in Cremona, Italy.”

Visit our website to see how God is continuing to use Samaritan’s Purse to provide hope and healing to families around the world.

“It's not us who works, it's Christ working through us. I think I learned that resting in Him and allowing his plan to unfold through me was probably the safest place I could be at that time.” -- Shelly Kelly
“It’s not us who works, it’s Christ working through us. I think I learned that resting in Him and allowing his plan to unfold through me was probably the safest place I could be at that time.” — Shelly Kelly, ICU Nurse

Show Notes

It has been one year since Samaritan’s Purse simultaneously deployed two Emergency Field Hospitals to Cremona, Italy and New York City. Both locations were epicenters for the novel coronavirus at the time. As local hospitals became overwhelmed by an influx of patients, Samaritan’s Purse medical staff helped offload some of the burden—treating more than 600 patients at the mobile hospitals, which were specialized as respiratory care units.

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A Beacon of Hope: Easter Around the World

– As we celebrate Easter, be encouraged with this free downloadable PDF with Kristy’s compiled scriptures that focus on Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection.

Follow us on Instagram to find behind-the-scenes photos and stories about our work around the world.

Visit our website to learn more about how Samaritan’s Purse is providing hope amidst crisis, famine and loss.

He is Risen! Kristy Graham takes you around the world to hear how different countries are celebrating Easter despite extreme hardships. Tune in to hear how Christians are looking to Jesus as their source of hope.
He is Risen! Kristy Graham takes you around the world to hear how different countries are celebrating Easter despite extreme hardships. Tune in to hear how Christians are looking to Jesus as their source of hope.

Show Notes

“and He Himself brought our sins in His body up on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness; by His wounds you were healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24

Happy Easter from the On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse team! As we celebrate Holy Week and Easter Sunday, Kristy is taking you around the world to experience how different cultures look to Easter as a beacon of hope. Samaritan’s Purse has 17 field offices around the world, and many more nationalities are represented on staff. While each country’s traditions and customs vary, the reason they celebrate is the same. In this joyful episode, listen how Samaritan’s Purse staff from South Sudan, Iraq, and Ethiopia remember Christ’s ultimate sacrifice.

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