In this week’s episode of On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse, join Kristy Graham as she sheds light on how Samaritan’s Purse continues to respond to major headlines, from the unrest in the Middle East to the burning bushfires in Australia.
Samaritan’s Purse continues to alleviate suffering and share the hope of Jesus Christ with families all around the world through various initiatives and programming. Kristy digs deeper into how God opened doors for Samaritan’s Purse to change lives this year.
In this Christmas cheer-filled episode, Kristy Graham takes you to one of the eight Operation Christmas Child processing centers across the U.S. Each year, Samaritan’s Purse collects millions of gift-filled shoeboxes—packed with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys— to give to children across the world. The processing center plays a crucial part in getting the shoebox from your home to the hands of a child in need.
Samaritan’s Purse continues to provide aid to Syrian refugees who have fled violence in northeast Syria and resettled in northern Iraq. Thousands of men, women, and children left with nothing but the clothes on their backs. They need access to adequate shelter, clean water, hygiene items, and warm clothing as winter approaches. More than 10,000 refugees now live in Bardarash refugee camp. This camp lay vacant for years, but it is now once again providing a temporary home to thousands.
Liberians on the coast of West Africa have faced unimaginable hardship over the past thirty years. From a civil war to the world’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, the country of Liberia has suffered tremendous loss. Witness how God is working through Samaritan’s Purse to bring His hope and restoration to the country as you join Kristy Graham on the ground in Liberia.
This week in honor of Veteran’s Day, we are introducing you to military veterans and their spouses—families who have selflessly served our country and fought for our freedom. We are taking you to Alaska, where the Samaritan’s Purse ministry, Operation Heal Our Patriots takes place. This week-long marriage retreat is designed to provide spiritual refreshment, physical renewal and marriage enrichment to military veterans and their spouses.
Kristy Graham, podcast host of On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse, and her husband Edward Graham traveled to Quito, Ecuador to distribute Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, meet graduates of The Greatest Journey discipleship program, and encourage pastors as they work to share the Good News that can only be found in Jesus Christ. During this trip, they witnessed the life-changing impact that a simple shoebox gift can have in the life of a child and how Samaritan’s Purse uses the ministry of Operation Christmas Child to share the Gospel.
Kristy Graham, host of On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse podcast, started out early in the morning from Samaritan’s Purse International Headquarters in the mountains of North Carolina. She met up with a team loading relief supplies onto the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 cargo plane in Greensboro, North Carolina.