Tangible Love: Serving Patients in Ukraine

Kristy Graham introduces you to patients who Samaritan’s Purse is serving at medical clinics across Ukraine. Hear first-hand from refugees who are fleeing for their lives and the disaster response specialists who are serving them in Jesus’ Name.

Resources

Apply Now to serve on the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Check out our Instagram to see the faces of patients you heard in this episode.

Steps to Peace with God

– If you need prayer, you can call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s 24-hour prayer line at 1-888-388-2683.

Show Notes

As the conflict in Ukraine continues, millions of people are displaced. Families are in desperate need of medical care, food, and other life-saving essentials. Samaritan’s Purse has been responding in Ukraine since the end of February and now has more than 130 disaster response specialists on the ground at any given time.

This episode takes you inside the Emergency Field Hospital in Lviv and to outpatient clinics where Samaritan’s Purse medical personnel are serving refugees as they flee from the east. First, Kristy talks with Kaitlyn, a member of the podcast team, who recently returned from Ukraine. They discuss the importance of flexibility during disaster responses and how the team continues to adapt.

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5 Minutes in 4 Places: Colombia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Ukraine

The headlines are changing every hour. Across the globe, people are experiencing hopelessness, but Samaritan’s Purse is working to provide help in Jesus’ Name. Come alongside Kristy Graham as she hears updates from four corners of the world where our teams are helping after the migrant crisis in Colombia, humanitarian crisis in Yemen, devastation in Ethiopia and conflict in Ukraine.

Resources

Samaritan’s Purse website

Meeting Ukrainians’ Critical Needs in Jesus’ Name

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website

Show Notes

“It’s messy work, it’s challenging work, but it’s worth it. I want folks to be aware of the crises happening around the world.” —Samaritan’s Purse Country Director Eric Huxley

Kristy Graham is taking you around the world in today’s episode to share how Samaritan’s Purse is working in Colombia, Yemen, Ethiopia, and Ukraine. She first hears from Eric Huxley, the Samaritan’s Purse country director for Colombia.

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Hope in Heartache: Easter

As we prepare to celebrate Easter, we know that Jesus is our ultimate hope. Hear stories of God’s faithfulness in the midst of heartache from a local pastor serving in tornado-weary Kentucky, a Ukrainian chaplain whose friends were killed in the conflict, and a pharmacist that God is using in Ukraine to share the Gospel.

Resources

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website

Franklin Graham to Preach an Easter Message in Ukraine

Samaritan’s Purse Response to Crisis in Ukraine

Hope After Mayfield Tornadoes

On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse Podcast Instagram

Show Notes

Samaritan’s Purse is working around the world in places of insurmountable heartache—walking alongside the local church and believers to serve people in need. Despite the hardships, they are seeing the light of Christ in the midst of the pain and suffering.

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For Such a Time as This: Ukraine


Samaritan’s Purse teams—prepared and mobilized by God—are continuing to bring physical and spiritual help in Ukraine. Hear updates and stories directly from staff, patients, and leadership that are on the ground in the midst of the conflict.

Resources

Apply now to serve on the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Give now to the Samaritan’s Purse response to provide help for the growing needs in Ukraine and surrounding countries.

Listen to our recent episode to hear the sounds and testimonies of what it’s like on the ground in Ukraine.

Steps to Peace with God

Show Notes

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” —Esther 4:14

Samaritan’s Purse is continuing to provide medical care, food, and critical relief supplies to those affected by the Ukraine crisis. In today’s episode, Kristy Graham brings you on the ground to witness how our teams were knit together by God for such a time as this. Throughout the episode, you’ll get to hear testimonies of God’s faithfulness across our teams and the patients we’re meeting each day.

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You Welcomed Me: An Afghan Family’s Story of Hope

In August 2021, thousands of Afghan families fled their home in a state of emergency—leaving with only the clothes on their backs. Now, Samaritan’s Purse is helping them begin their lives anew as they resettle in the United States. Today, you’ll hear the powerful story of one family’s journey from Afghanistan to America.

Resources

Samaritan’s Purse Afghan Resettlement Program

Samaritan’s Purse website

Asha’s Refuge website

Welcome.US

Steps to Peace with God

Show Notes

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Matthew 25:35

When the Taliban took over Afghanistan in August 2021, tens of thousands of innocent people escaped for their lives—including the Mussa* family. Stranded at the Kabul airport for days, this mother and her eight children clung to the hope of a better life in America.

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Our First 72 Hours in Ukraine


Samaritan’s Purse is in Ukraine to help meet the needs of fleeing victims of the ongoing crisis. Hear the sounds and stories of what it’s like on the ground in Ukraine, how our team is responding, and ways local churches are acting as the body of Christ.

Resources

Apply now to serve on the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Give now to the Samaritan’s Purse response to provide help for the growing needs in Ukraine and surrounding countries.

Listen to our last episode to hear behind-the-scenes updates as the ministry prepared to respond to the Ukraine crisis.

Steps to Peace with God

Show Notes

“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.” —Colossians 1:9

Samaritan’s Purse is responding to needs on the ground in Ukraine and surrounding countries as the conflict persists. Our podcast correspondent, Melissa, joins our Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to witness how our teams are working to meet physical and spiritual needs.

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The Headlines: Samaritan’s Purse Sends Emergency Field Hospital to Ukraine


On March 4, Samaritan’s Purse airlifted an Emergency Field Hospital and a Disaster Assistance Response Team on our DC-8 cargo plane to bring relief in the midst of the Ukraine crisis.

Resources

Apply now to serve on the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Give now to the Samaritan’s Purse response to provide help for the growing needs in Ukraine and surrounding countries.

Listen to our latest episode to hear behind-the-scenes updates as the ministry prepared to respond to the Ukraine crisis.

Steps to Peace with God

Show Notes

On Friday morning, March 4, Samaritan’s Purse sent a team of disaster response specialists and an Emergency Field Hospital to provide critical medical relief during the crisis in Ukraine.

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Ukraine Crisis: Behind-the-Scenes as the Response Develops

Samaritan’s Purse is helping Ukrainian refugees as they flee to surrounding countries.

Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the recent Ukraine crisis. Come behind the scenes with Kristy Graham and the podcast team to hear how the ministry is mobilizing to bring physical and spiritual help in the midst of the disaster.

Resources

Apply now to serve on the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Give now to the Samaritan’s Purse response to provide help for the growing needs in Ukraine and surrounding countries.

Listen to our latest episode to find Biblical encouragement and hope in the midst of the Ukraine crisis.

Steps to Peace with God

Show Notes

2 Chronicles 32:7-8 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.’” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.

Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the recent Ukraine crisis and assessing the most urgent needs on the ground. Kristy Graham takes you behind the scenes as plans develop for the multi-level response.

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The Headlines: Our Prayer for Ukraine

Samaritan’s Purse is preparing to meet the needs of fleeing Ukrainians in the midst of the recent conflict. Hear from Kristy Graham as she offers Scriptures of encouragement and specific prayer requests for the needs on the ground.

Resources

Pray for the Crisis in Ukraine

Samaritan’s Purse website

Follow us on Instagram

Steps to Peace with God

Show Notes

In response to rising conflict in Ukraine, Samaritan’s Purse has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to the surrounding areas to assess urgent needs on the ground. Please pray for God’s strength and protection for hurting families and Samaritan’s Purse teams in Poland and Romania.

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The Headlines: Critical Airlift to Ethiopia

On February 15, the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 cargo plane airlifted more than 13 tons of critical medical supplies to Ethiopia in response to the violent internal conflict in the northern region. Hear from the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States as well as Samaritan’s Purse leadership on how these relief items will bring physical and spiritual help.

Resources

Airlift Bringing Life-Saving Medical Equipment to Ethiopia

Samaritan’s Purse website

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Steps to Peace with God

Show Notes

Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 cargo plane is rushing more than 13 tons of critical medical supplies to Ethiopia in response to the recent turmoil.

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