Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Be A Good Samaritan

How Would You Like to DO Something for a Disadvantaged Child for Christmas?

Well, you could do like us and donate one or more shoe boxes of Christmas gifts to children in under developed nations through Samaritan's Purse Canada, a Christian relief organisation. Franklin Graham, one of Bill Graham's sons is the President and CEO of this fine organisation.

Here is a bit about the organisation:
Samaritan's Purse Canada is the Canadian arm of a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization that has been providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world since 1970.

We partner with our supporters in Canada and with local organizations (usually churches) abroad to provide compassionate and cost-effective assistance to anyone who needs it, regardless of religion, race, gender or socio-economic standing.

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.

Through community development and vocational programs, we help people break the cycle of poverty and exploitation – giving them hope for a better tomorrow. Through education, shelter, and long-term care projects, plus our Operation Christmas
Child shoe box program, we provide help and joy to vulnerable children.

Through our medical projects, we provide quality health care in the name of the Great Physician. We also send medical and dental personnel to help in countries around the world. And through our Teams program, we give servant-minded Canadians the opportunity to work alongside Samaritan’s Purse in a Mission, Relief or Youth Team.

Through our Household Water Program, financed by our Turn on the Tap fund-raising initiative, we are providing life-saving safe water and essential health and hygiene training to hundreds of thousands of people in the developing world.

All of this much-needed effort enables us to be modern-day Good Samaritans – and sometimes earns us opportunities to share our faith in Jesus Christ.

Samaritan’s Purse Canada, established in 1973, is working in about 70 countries around the world while Samaritan’s Purse International (including offices in the U.S., England, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Australia) is working in more than 100 countries.

When Dr. Bob Pierce founded Samaritan’s Purse in 1970, his goal was "to meet emergency needs in crisis areas through existing evangelical mission agencies and national churches.” We continue that mission.

Put a smile on a child's face this Christmas.

To find out more go to this web site here.

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