I’ve spent the last week traveling with Samaritan’s Purse. I’ll be sharing more about my trip in the coming weeks, but wanted to share some photos with you.
This is a picture of two-year-old Nafissa. She lives in Niger. Nafissa only weighed 11.5 pounds when her mother, 25-year-old Rahamou, brought her to the Samaritan’s Purse clinic several months ago. They were both starving.
Due to severe acute malnutrition, Nafissa cannot see. “Before Nafissa’s blindness, she used to crawl and make small noises,” Rahamou told us. “When she lost her eyesight, she stopped all of this.” Rahamou’s bones also showed through, and she was exhausted.
I was born decades after Dr. Martin Luther King’s legendary address in our nation’s capital – and 31 years after Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat.
Being born in 1986, I obviously have never experienced the pains and fear of segregation. My only knowledge of the civil rights movement, I gained from movies or read about it in history books, including the impact on and of my grandfather’s ministry.
How often do you compare yourself – your life – to those around you? Maybe not in a way that screams “I’m coveting what you have,” but in a more subtle way. In today’s digital age we are inundated more and more with images of the perfect family, the perfect house, the perfect outfit, the perfect vacation, the perfect party, the perfect meal and on, and on, and on…
How about this Christmas you give a gift that will change a life? As you are shopping for loved ones, you can also shop for others around the world too. And there is no need to fight the choas at the shopping mall. With one click you can browse and shop the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog.
Thanksgiving is upon us. Which means, it is that time of year again. It is National Collection week for Operation Christmas Child.
In honor of my grandfather’s 96th birthday this Friday, I will be giving away copies of Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador. This is personally one of my favorite books. It captures my grandfather’s lifelong mission of sharing the Gospel around the world in hundreds of pictures, quotes, comments and personal reflections.