Feeding Families in Crisis: Colombia

Read more testimonies of how God is working through Samaritan’s Purse to provide relief for families on the Colombia-Venezuela border.

Follow us on Instagram to meet individual families impacted by the Samaritan’s Purse Colombia projects.

In Colombia, Samaritan’s Purse is providing food, shelter, and hygiene items to weary Venezuelan families migrating on foot to find a better life.
In Colombia, Samaritan’s Purse is providing food, shelter, and hygiene items to weary Venezuelan families migrating on foot to find a better life.

Show Notes

Due to one of the largest migration crises in Latin American history, Venezuelan men, women, and children are fleeing by the thousands to find a better life. Samaritan’s Purse is working at the border in Colombia and has established shelters along the migrant route to provide food, hygiene items, and a safe place to sleep for these families.

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Building an Emergency Field Hospital: Combating COVID-19 in North Carolina

– Visit our website for more updates and stories of how God is working in our North Carolina Emergency Field Hospital.

– Pray for the Samaritan’s Purse DART as they assemble an Emergency Field Hospital in Los Angeles County in response to COVID-19.

– Go back and listen to our episode “Inside the Hot Zone: Fighting COVID-19 in the Bahamas,” to hear patient and medical personnel share stories from our field hospital in the Bahamas.

Kristy Graham interviews members of the disaster assistance response team to learn more about the logistics and teamwork required to build an Emergency Field Hospital in western North Carolina.
Kristy Graham interviews members of the disaster assistance response team to learn more about the logistics and teamwork required to build an Emergency Field Hospital in western North Carolina.

Show Notes

On New Year’s Day, Samaritan’s Purse transported a 30-bed Emergency Field Hospital from our warehouse to Caldwell Memorial Hospital in Lenoir, North Carolina to help with the surge of COVID-19. Samaritan’s Purse is supporting five hospital systems in North Carolina that are overwhelmed with coronavirus patients.

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Praising God in 2020: Ministry Prayers and Testimony

– See God at work in 2020 through our year-end photo highlights.

– For more behind the scenes content, follow us on Instagram.

– Do you want to know more about having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Learn more about having peace with God.

In July of this year, Kristy met nine children from Mongolia who received life-saving heart surgery in the U.S. through Children’s Heart Project. COVID-19 prolonged their stay, but God used the time for both physical and spiritual healing. Tune in to "Healed Hearts: Nine Children Return Home to Mongolia," to hear how God touched each child, mother, and translator.
In July of this year, Kristy met nine children from Mongolia who received life-saving heart surgery in the U.S. through Children’s Heart Project. COVID-19 prolonged their stay, but God used the time for both physical and spiritual healing. Tune in to “Healed Hearts: Nine Children Return Home to Mongolia,” to hear how God touched each child, mother, and translator.

Show Notes

Thank you for joining us for another episode of On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse. As we wrap 2020, we know the work of Samaritan’s Purse could not be accomplished without your prayer and God’s provision. Hear from members of our staff as numerous departments share how your prayers have made an eternal impact on their work. Be encouraged as the ministry lifts up On the Ground listeners in prayer for the coming year.

“One of the goals of this podcast is to allow you a glimpse into the work around the world. As a team, we want you to know how your prayers are specifically making a difference. Ultimately, they impact the work in the field, but it takes many unnamed people to make the work happen.” – Kristy Graham

Making an Eternal Impact: Gifts for Families Around the World

– Discover 37 gifts of hope in the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog to give this holiday season.

Follow us on Instagram to see more behind-the-scenes photos of the people and projects impacted by Christmas Catalog gifts.

– Check out our website to see the ways God is currently working through Samaritan’s Purse across the globe.

– Kristy’s family’s favorite gift items this year!

Show Notes

Each year, Samaritan’s Purse creates a Christmas Catalog that highlights various programs that meet both physical and spiritual needs around the world. Kristy gathered her kids around their kitchen table to pick out their favorite gifts—teaching them about the power of blessing others. After their conversation, Kristy heard from a few of our field staff to gain perspective on how each gift creates a ripple effect.

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A Message from Kristy: Leaning on Christ During Advent

– To hear more episodes about finding hope this Christmas, go back and listen to Kristy’s conversations with Yuliya, Yves, and Dania: three people who received Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes as kids and are now giving back.

– Read more about how Samaritan’s Purse is continuing to spread God’s love with families around the world.

Tune in to "A Message from Kristy" to hear her heart for Advent season.
Tune in to “A Message from Kristy” to hear her heart for Advent season.

Show Notes

Thank you for joining us for another episode of On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse. To launch the Advent season, Kristy shares her heart for living in the tension of waiting on the Lord’s return. Continue reading “A Message from Kristy: Leaning on Christ During Advent”

Sounds of Hope: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Recipient Gives Back

– Find out how you can make an eternal impact this year by packing a shoebox gift.

– To send a gift-filled shoebox from your home, you can custom build a shoebox online.

– Dive deeper into Dania’s shoebox story with bonus photos and videos about how her life was changed by Operation Christmas Child.

Show Notes

During this National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, Kristy sits down with three shoebox recipients whose lives were eternally changed because of a simple gift.

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The Ripple Effect: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Recipient Gives Back

– Find out how you can make an eternal impact this year by packing a shoebox gift.

– To send a gift-filled shoebox from your home, you can custom build a shoebox online.

– Dive deeper into Yves’ shoebox story with bonus photos and videos about how his life was changed by Operation Christmas Child.

Show Notes

Good news, great joy! In honor of this National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, Kristy sits down with three shoebox recipients whose lives were eternally changed because of a simple gift.

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A Letter Changed Her Life: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Recipient Gives Back

– Find out how you can make an eternal impact this year by packing a shoebox gift.

– To send a gift-filled shoebox from your home, you can custom build a shoebox online.

– Dive deeper into Yuliya’s shoebox story with bonus photos and videos about how her life was changed by Operation Christmas Child.

Show Notes

To kick off National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child, Kristy sits down with three shoebox recipients whose lives were eternally changed because of a simple gift.

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BONUS: Meet Our Staff, Appreciating Veterans Day in the Ministry

– Are you or your spouse a service member from a U.S. military branch who has been injured or wounded in active duty since September 11, 2001? Apply to participate in Operation Heal Our Patriots for the 2021 season.

– Discover more about how Operation Heal Our Patriots is working to strengthen the relationships and faith of our wounded veterans here.

– To hear more episodes highlighting Operation Heal Our Patriots and veterans who have selflessly served, listen to “Operation Heal Our Patriots,” “The Lifelong Impact of Operation Heal Our Patriots,” and “Memorial Day: Honoring Those Who Died for our Freedom.”

Show Notes

This week in honor of Veterans Day, we are introducing you to Samaritan’s Purse staff members who have also served in the U.S. military—taking you around the ministry to hear the stories of men and women who bravely served and are now giving their talents to help in Jesus’ Name. In today’s episode, Kristy talks with these veterans about their time in the service, their calling to Samaritan’s Purse, and how they’re continuing to grow in faith and surrender to God.

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Inside the Hot Zone: Fighting COVID-19 in the Bahamas

– If you enjoyed hearing first-hand from our COVID-19 treatment center, go back and listen to “Hope in Cremona, Italy,” and “Central Park Emergency Field Hospital,” to learn about our earlier responses in 2020.

– For more behind the scenes content, check out our Instagram.

– Stay updated on how God is moving through the ministry by visiting our website to read stories like, ‘Emergency Field Hospital Opens in the Bahamas to Care for COVID-19 Patients.’

Show Notes

On October 15, Samaritan’s Purse airlifted a 28-bed Emergency Field Hospital to the Bahamas—along with doctors, nurses, and supplies—to help combat the island’s second wave of COVID-19. Overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, Nassau’s Princess Margaret Hospital was filled to capacity and desperate for space. The Prime Minister, who was familiar with the ministry’s work after Hurricane Dorian of September 2019, called Samaritan’s Purse for additional support.

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