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Tucked away in the desert dunes in Jordan, nomadic people often live without necessary medical care. Missionaries at Annoor Sanatorium for Chest Diseases share about the needs in the Middle East, and how they’ve seen God use the hospital as a place of peace and healing. 
Irina Creek, a former orphan living in the Soviet Union, shares her story of finding hope in a closed country through an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. Host Kristy Graham then dives deeper into Genesis 16 and how God sees every detail of our lives. 
Kristy Graham talks with Samaritan’s Purse president Franklin Graham about the life-changing impact of the Christmas Catalog. Learn more about some of Franklin Graham’s favorite items in the catalog and hear from country directors living in the field about how these gifts open doors for the Gospel in some of the farthest corners of the world. 
Millions of children around the world grow up in unstable homes due to war, death, and poverty. On World Orphans Day, we’re exploring both the complexities of the orphan crisis and the initiatives empowering parents around the globe. 
After years of living in darkness, hundreds of patients received their eyesight when Samaritan’s Purse conducted a week-long cataract mission in South Sudan. Join Kristy Graham as she introduces you to patients whose lives were changed by this routine surgery.   
Service members are impacted by the effects of war years after they return home. Whether they’re suffering from mental or physical trauma, the wounds of the past affect not just them, but also their spouses and family members. Kristy talks with Operation Heal Our Patriots staff members and military spouses to hear about their experiences rebuilding their marriages.
The Samaritan’s Purse’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) has responded to over 150 disasters around the world since 2008, meeting the physical and spiritual needs of those affected. These specialists have a unique firsthand view of both tragedy and hope. 
Each Christmas, thousands of shoeboxes are sent out to children in some of the most remote regions of the world. In this episode, Kristy Graham hears from Operation Christmas Child staff as they share about how shoebox gifts are sparking a discipleship movement in these hard-to-reach places.
We’re taking you through the first few days of the response to Hurricane Ian. The death toll continues to rise as more needs are uncovered and news outlets report on the storm. What often isn’t shared are the stories of hope amid tragedy. Join us as we hear from homeowners in Florida, Samaritan’s Purse staff members, and U.S. Disaster Relief volunteers. 
Hurricane Fiona recently hit Puerto Rico, leaving nearly 3 million people without water or electricity. Host Kristy Graham speaks with Samaritan’s Purse staff members and correspondents on the ground to learn what it looks like to respond to this natural disaster.
Kristy Graham sits with Luther Harrison, vice president of North American Ministries, to talk about how he got started at Samaritan’s Purse, our U.S. Disaster Relief efforts, and ways to pray for the ministry. 
In the most remote areas of the world, communities are suffering without access to basic healthcare services. Missionary doctors have a unique global opportunity to bring physical and spiritual aid. Hear from doctors in World Medical Mission’s Post-Residency Program to understand what motivates them to work in underserved areas! 
Inside a Refugee Camp

Inside a Refugee Camp

2022-09-0926:08

Life for refugee families displaced by violence will never look the same. They’ve been forced to exchange family heirlooms and the comforts of home for tent flaps and a foreign land. Walk with us inside a Syrian refugee camp in Iraq to meet families Samaritan’s Purse assisted and learn more about the intricacies of refugee camps. 
You Welcomed Me

You Welcomed Me

2022-08-2625:48

Last August, the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan sparked chaos as thousands of Afghans fled for their lives. Earlier this year, our podcast team spoke with Samar*, a young woman who transitioned to the United States through the Samaritan’s Purse Resettlement Program. Samar shares an update on her first six months in America.
Samaritan’s Purse is rebuilding homes and helping families recover in Mayfield, Kentucky after the deadly tornado outbreak that hit in December 2021. Meet homeowners who lost everything and be encouraged by their hope and resilience. LINKS:Volunteer with Samaritan’s PurseListen to “The Headlines: Devastating Tornado Outbreak” to hear what Mayfield, Kentucky, was like immediately after the stormFollow us on Instagram to see behind the scenesAre you interested in finding the Good News of Salvation? Visit the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.
As a little girl living in communist Romania, Izabella McMillon received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. Host Kristy Graham sits down with Izabella to hear about the life-changing impact of a simple gift.
The world is witnessing the aftermath of months-long conflict in Ukraine, but getting aid to those most affected by the violence continues to be complex and unpredictable. Kristy Graham takes you closer to the conflict than ever before as church partners deliver food and life-saving supplies into the red zone. 
Kristy Graham sits down with her husband, Edward Graham, to hear a ministry update about the work of Samaritan’s Purse around the world. Edward shares the latest on four major projects, which have seen growth and change in the first six months of the year— Ukraine, U.S Disaster Relief, Operation Christmas Child, and Children’s Heart Project.
This episode originally aired in 2019 after Kristy Graham returned from Operation Heal Our Patriots in Alaska. This week-long marriage retreat brings spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment to military veterans and their spouses. As we celebrate our freedom as Americans, we want to introduce you to military veterans and their spouses who have selflessly served our country. LINKSLearn more about Operation Heal Our Patriots https://www.samaritanspurse.org/education-2/operation-heal-our-patriots/ Meet Sean and Brandy Karpf, a couple whose marriage was saved this summerhttps://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/god-answers-prayers-to-save-a-military-couples-marriage/ Follow us on Instagram for behind-the-scenes content. https://www.instagram.com/onthegroundsp/?hl=en SHOW NOTESOperation Heal Our Patriots is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse that is especially close to Kristy Graham’s heart. Her husband, Edward, served 16 years in the U.S. Army so she knows military life firsthand. In this episode, Kristy takes listeners back to one of her favorite episodes, which was recorded while she was at Samaritan Lodge Alaska in 2019. At Operation Heal Our Patriots, couples have the opportunity to get away from the normal pressures of life, reconnect, explore the Alaskan wilderness, and participate in Biblically-based marriage enrichment classes. This ministry of Samaritan’s Purse was developed to strengthen marriages.Samaritan’s Purse gives thanks to God that through this program we have welcomed more than 1,400 military couples to Alaska since 2012, and hundreds of participants have accepted Christ as their Savior while in Alaska. In the first four weeks of the 2022 season, 25 individuals made decisions to follow Jesus, 21 were baptized in Lake Clark, and 23 couples chose to rededicate their marriages to God and each other.Kristy Graham shares the life-changing story of Tony and Amy Payne, one of the many couples impacted by Operation Heal Our Patriots. The Paynes met in a tattoo shop. Shortly after they got married, Tony felt led to join the military. Tony was critically injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) during one of his deployments. When he returned home, his marriage hit an all-time low. Out of desperation, Tony turned to God’s Word and accepted Jesus as his personal Savior. Tony followed faithfully after Jesus and prayed regularly for Amy to experience God’s love in the same way. It wasn’t until they came to Alaska that Amy understood what it meant to follow Jesus. Tony’s prayers were answered when Amy committed her life to God. At the end of the week at Samaritan Lodge Alaska, she was baptized in the icy waters of Lake Clark.Another couple whose marriage was restored was JP and Crystal Lane. JP joined the army when he was 22 and was deployed to Afghanistan. In 2011, he was wounded by an IED. He sustained 26 injuries and went through 28 surgeries. JP and Crystal knew that it was a miracle from God that he survived. They spent their time and energy sharing JP’s testimony with others, but at the end of the day they had little left for one another.“I enjoy one hundred percent inspiring people with the testimony that God has given us and what I’ve been through,” JP said. “But we would be so drained so much that when we were home we didn’t care about inspiring each other and it was breaking us apart.”It wasn’t until JP and Crystal came to Alaska that they truly refocused their marriage on one another and centered their lives around Christ. Operation Heal Our Patriots gave them space fo
The term “refugee” carries with it certain protections under international law, but what does this mean for Christians? Kristy Graham sits down with team members who have both academic and first-hand field experience to learn more about the effects of displacement, the importance of remembering the individual, and how Christians are called to help. Resources … Continue reading "Serving the Displaced: World Refugee Day 2022"
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Kimberly Morrison McClintock

🙏May God bless & protect the Samaritan's Purse Ministry spiritually, physically, mentally, & emotionally. Our Heavenly Father, please keep all of Your servants healthy so they can continue Your work. Praises & blessings to our Sovereign God! In Jesus, Holy Name, Amen 🙏

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