One Gift to Help Change the World


All around the world, people are receiving help in Jesus’ Name because of your support of the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog! But what does that look like in the life of just one person, family, or community? In this joy-filled episode, Kristy Graham and members of the podcast team each highlight their favorite gift items in the 2021 Christmas Catalog. From serving desperate refugees to planting a grove of trees, stories are shared of how lives have been transformed and renewed.

– Bless families across the world through the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog.

Learn more about how your family can give to the Christmas Catalog today!

– Are you interested in finding the Good News of Salvation? Visit the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

– See the podcast team’s favorite gift items this year!
o Serve Desperate Refugees
o Rescue Children in Crisis
o Bring Clean Water to a Community
o Honeybees
o Empower Vulnerable Women
o Plant a Grove of Trees

Show Notes

Merry Christmas, On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse listeners!

Each year, Samaritan’s Purse creates a Christmas Catalog that spotlights various ministries that meet both physical and spiritual needs around the world. The podcast team gathered to pick out their favorite projects in the Catalog this year, and we want to share that with you.

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Special Episode! Behind the Scenes of Christmas Eve Lunch in Kentucky

Samaritan's Purse helps families devastated by the deadly tornadoes in Kentucky.
Samaritan’s Purse helps families devastated by the deadly tornadoes in Kentucky.

 

Kristy Graham shares the ministry’s God-sized goal—feeding thousands of people in Mayfield, Kentucky on Christmas Eve. On December 15th, the idea was first discussed. Now, our food services team is hard at work, preparing to serve families devastated by the Kentucky tornadoes.

Follow along on Instagram as the podcast team shows you behind the scenes of cooking Christmas Eve lunch for thousands of people.

Volunteer with us in Kentucky, Washington, or Louisiana.

Listen to an update from our team on the ground just days after the tornadoes hit Mayfield, Kentucky.

Read harrowing stories from homeowners who lost everything in the deadly tornadoes.

• If you need prayer or support, please call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s 24-Hour Prayer Line at 888-388-2683.

Show Notes

For families in Mayfield, Kentucky, Christmas will look a lot different this year. The town was leveled by an EF4 tornado on December 10th. Less than 24 hours later, Samaritan’s Purse was on the ground.

Now, teams of volunteers are continuing to help hurting homeowners start to recover by clearing debris, salvaging personal belongings, and tarping damaged roofs. Most importantly, they are bringing hope as they demonstrate God’s love in the aftermath of the disaster.

Knowing Christmas would not be the same, Samaritan’s Purse wanted to bless impacted families this Christmas season. We are planning to feed more than 4,000 people and give away toys and gifts to these families. Melissa, one of our podcast team members, sat down with Andy Jeter, the director of food services, to learn more about this Christmas Eve lunch.

The Headlines: Devastating Tornado Outbreak


“I’ve never seen anything like this,” shares a Samaritan’s Purse photographer on the ground this weekend in Mayfield, Kentucky. Samaritan’s Purse is actively responding to the deadly tornadoes that ripped through multiple states. Kristy Graham shares how the ministry is mobilizing thousands of volunteers to help hurting homeowners in Jesus’ Name.

– If you’d like to volunteer alongside Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Disaster Relief, please find more information and respond here.

– Watch Franklin Graham as he shares about the how the ‘Deadly Tornado Outbreak Brings Heartache Across Multiple States.’

– Please call our Billy Graham Evangelistic 24-Hour Prayer Line at 888-388-2683 to receive prayer and support during these difficult times.

Show Notes

Late Friday evening, dozens of tornadoes ripped through eight states. The news broke on Saturday morning that families lost loved ones, homes were flattened, and communities were devastated.

Samaritan’s Purse has deployed U.S. Disaster Relief teams in northeastern Arkansas and Mayfield, Kentucky, to help those whose lives have been torn apart by these recent tornadoes.

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Welcoming Our Afghan Neighbors


Samaritan’s Purse is providing care and support for Afghan families that have fled their homeland. Kristy Graham shares how the ministry is helping Afghans in transit in Albania and working with local churches to resettle families in the United States.

– If you are interested in sponsoring an Afghan family, visit our website to learn more and let us know you are interested.

– Listen back to “In the News – Responding to the Afghanistan Crisis,” to learn more about how Samaritan’s Purse mobilized teams to help Afghan families at the beginning of the crisis.

– Read “Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts, Distributes Relief to Help Evacuees from Afghanistan” and see how our ministry is bringing critical relief items to people in need.

– Learn more about the Good News of Salvation by visiting the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

Show Notes

Since the Afghanistan crisis in August, Samaritan’s Purse has been helping hurting families that fled with only the clothes on their backs. Many who barely escaped are now in need of food, clothing, and emotional support as they begin to rebuild their lives.

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Come and See: Saving Lives through Surgery

It takes three hours in the operating room to set a broken leg and even less than that to mend a cleft lip. In today’s episode, join Kristy Graham as she speaks with Samaritan’s Purse medical specialists and shares stories of patients in Malawi and South Sudan. Both the orthopedic and cleft lip surgeries are transformational to every patient—allowing them to return to work, provide for their families, go back to school, and begin a new life.

– Learn more about the 23 orthopedic surgeries that Samaritan’s Purse performed this year in Malawi at the Nhakoma Mission Hospital.

– See photos and read stories about the patients that were transformed by the cleft lip procedures provided in South Sudan.

– Are you interested in diving deeper into the Good News of Salvation? Visit the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

Show Notes

“It doesn’t happen in our world, but it happens in the world,” shares Jill Gerber, a nurse that has been serving with Samaritan’s Purse for 11 years.

In this episode, Kristy Graham sheds light on two projects within the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog that are transforming lives: support a mission hospital and mend a cleft lip. Many developing countries don’t have access to proper medical care, which causes a devastating ripple effect in hurting communities.

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