The Latest Worldwide News from Samaritan's Purse.

Read encouraging stories from our offices around the globe.

Thanks to your support, Samaritan’s Purse is able to provide spiritual and physical aid to hurting people in more than 130 countries across the globe.

From our offices in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia, our mission is to meet the needs of our victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Operation Christmas Child season is here!

Learn how to pack shoeboxes, donate your $7 online, or find a collection center near you.


ShoeboxGift Stories: Enrico and a Baseball

#shoeboxgiftstories is an ongoing series in which shoebox recipients share about the eternal impact of a simple gift. Enrico received a shoebox in Argentina at age 8.

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  • Canada: For a record offering of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, and for the safety of all our supporters and volunteers as they deliver shoeboxes to our processing centers.
  • Australia: Please pray for Simran and her family, that they will mature in the Lord and continue to share their faith with family and friends making an impact within the Fijian Hindu community.
  • UK: Please join with us in praying for the team of UK volunteers as they seek to locate spaces to set up and manage the processing centers for the 2016 Operation Christmas Child season.
  • USA: Pray for the people of Haiti and the United States as they recover from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew.
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Maria and a Cow Named Lula

A cute little stuffed cow named Lula was the most cherished gift that four-year-old Maria Fernanda Garcia found inside the Operation Christmas Child shoebox she received in Costa Rica in 1998.

Maria, now 21, recently accompanied a group of Canadian volunteers as translator and saw the familiar red-and-green Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. A long-forgotten memory stirred.

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The Greatest Journey Transforms the Life of a Girl and Her Family

Simran, a seven-year-old from an Indian Hindu family, loved her shoebox gifts - especially the colored pencils and coloring books. After receiving her shoebox, she joined The Greatest Journey class in her community. She wanted to know more about the creation and love of God because of the stories she had heard from church kids during the distribution.

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Vika’s Story: A Shoebox Recipient Packs Shoeboxes for Others

Vika received a shoebox gift while living in an orphanage in Ukraine as a child, and now she packs shoeboxes to send to other children.

“I still remember that feeling of excitement and hope I had when we received our shoeboxes.

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Unexpected Gift

On December 26, 2014, something unexpected and wonderful happened to the Kulemba family of Malawi.

That day their 12-year-old daughter Angella received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift from the local church.

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