Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, this organization has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Samaritan’s Purse serves the church worldwide to promote the Gospel. One way they do that is through Operation Christmas Child. This popular program has sent over 150 million shoebox gifts to children in over 150 countries and territories. Every shoebox gift is an excellent resource for evangelism and discipleship which leads to the multiplication of new believers and churches around the world. After receiving shoebox gifts, many children are invited back to participate in the Samaritan’s Purse discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. Through this 12-lesson course, which includes Bible stories and scripture memorization, they learn how to follow Christ in their daily lives as they share Him with friends and family.

Local volunteer opportunities are available in the Middle Tennessee area. Contact [email protected] for more information.