More than shoeboxes..

So many people think SP is only Operation Christmas child.. did you know there is SO MUCH MORE they do EVERY day?! They work in over 100 countries around the world. They have equipment packed and ready to respond to any world disaster within 24 hours. Wow that’s fast.

A little background info..


SP is an organization devoted to helping people in need. (my life dream!) Their website says:

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.”

For over 40 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

Umm, yes please. Very cool, right?

They are involved in SO many different countries…helping so many different needs. I am in awe and inspired. #changetheworld. If you’re interested in any of these ministries, click the details link for more info.

  • Disaster Relief & Development (International & Domestic)
    provides desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine. details
  • World Medical Mission
    volunteer base of Christian physicians, dentists, and other medical personnel in mission hospitals and clinics around the world. details
  • Children’s Heart Project
    CHP works with top-quality hospitals to provide surgery for children who live in countries where the required medical expertise and equipment are not available. details 
  • HIV/AIDS Prescription for Hope
    programs to strengthen the international Christian response to the disease; mobilize private, church, corporate, and government resources; and develop a unified plan to defeat this disease. details 
  • Turn on the Tap Water Project
    Every 20 seconds, a person dies from diseases caused by dirty water. Providing clean water, coupled with heath and hygiene education, is perhaps the most preventative measure we can take in keeping our world from infectious disease. details 
  • Sudan Church Rebuilding Program
    African Christians in South Sudan suffered through decades of war and persecution. Thousands of believers were killed and hundreds of churches were destroyed. With the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, Samaritan’s Purse launched a program to rebuild churches destroyed during the conflict. details 
  • Haiti Rebuilding Program
    Rebuilding a broken country details 
  • The Greatest Journey
    A discipleship program for childrendetails 
  • Operation Christmas Child
    the world’s largest Christmas project, brings joy and hope to needy children around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God’s love. Since 1993, more than 86 million shoe box gifts have been delivered to children in more than 130 countries. 

Our emergency relief programs provide desperately needed assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine. As we offer food, water, and temporary shelter, we meet critical needs and give people a chance to rebuild their lives.

Our community development and vocational programs in impoverished villages and neighborhoods help people break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a better tomorrow.

We impact the lives of vulnerable children through educational, feeding, clothing, and shelter programs that let them know they are not forgotten.

We provide first-class treatment in the Name of the Great Physician through our medical projects, as well as supplying mission hospitals with much needed equipment and supplies.

As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, “Why did you come?” The answer is always the same: “We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5, NIV).

Lastly, watch a few of these, and be inspired. (side note: these are only a few places where they are working… there are so so so many more, check out their youtube channel or website for all places!)

  • Disaster Relief – International & Domestic
    The absence of food

    Malnourishment screening in Kenya

    Joplin, Missouri

    International Relief Overview

  • World Medical Mission
  • Children’s Heart Project
  • HIV/AIDS Projects
  • Turn on the Tap Project
  • Operation Christmas Child

Pretty cool, right??? Shew.

More info:

And for any of my runner friends, check out Team Samaritan’s Purse

Everyone else, make sure you like their facebook page.

Which ministry area above do YOU find the most interesting?


2 thoughts on “More than shoeboxes..

  1. SP just doesn’t know yet what a great employee they have hired….you are going to do great things, because you have the heart for such a giving organization. I wish only the best for you and will be praying for you as you start this new adventure!!

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