Samaritan's Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work. The organization's president is Franklin Graham, son of Christian evangelist Billy Graham. The name of the organization is based on the New Testament Parable of the Good Samaritan, in which Jesus uses a parable to teach people one form of the Golden Rule; "love your neighbor as yourself".
Operation Christmas Child$263m
This is a project of samaritan's purse that collects and delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to millions of hurting children around the world. We do this to demonstrate god's love, gain a hearing for the gospel, and share the true meaning of christmas--the birth of jesus christ, our lord and savior. Jesus told us, "go therefore and make disciples of all the nations" (matthew 28:19). In 2017, operation christmas child reached boys and girls in 107 countries with 10,999,792 gift boxes, including 8,878,954 collected in the u.s. Since 1993, occ has handed out 157.8 million shoebox gifts. The 2018 national collection week will be November 12-19 at thousands of locations across the u.s.
South Sudan Relief$39m
As south sudan went through the worst famine the world has seen in six years, samaritan's purse distributed food rations to over 450,000 people and supplementary food to over 92,000 women and children at risk of malnutrition. We supplied more than 350 million liters of clean water to refugees. Our international medical teams at maban hospital served over 9,300 patients, performed over 2,800 surgeries, and delivered more than 500 babies. Over 6,500 bibles were distributed and more than 80,000 people heard the gospel through the jesus film and other programs facilitated by local churches--many of these churches constructed by samaritan's purse since 2005. "for he satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness" (psalm 107:9).
As international forces fought to liberate the city of mosul from the death grip of isis terrorists, samaritan's purse established an emergency field hospital near the front lines to provide life-saving surgical care for wounded civilians as well as fighters from both sides. More than 450 medical professionals and support staff served at the hospital, treating over 4,100 patients and providing more than 1,700 surgeries. After the fighting subsided in September, samaritan's purse turned over the field hospital to the iraqi ministry of health. Through this project, god gave us opportunities to share the love of christ in one of the most troubled parts of the world.