Samaritan's Purse International Relief is a nondenominational evangelical organization of Christian Gospel sharing and assistance to those in need worldwide. Currently headed by Franklin Graham, son of renowned evangelist Billy Graham, this ministry truly brings the love of Christ to the world.
Samaritan's Purse not only distributes Bibles, food, and basic necessities, it also helps establish and strengthen communities through its development programs. They are giving fishing boats and equipment to help fishermen in Bolivia. They build schools and help develop farms in other countries. They even build churches in Sudan and elsewhere. They do all this and more to practically reach the people and share the love of Jesus Christ with them.
EFG firmly believes in education and the old saying, "if you give a man a fish he will eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish he will eat for the rest of his life." The Scriptural remedy for poverty is hearing the Gospel (Matthew 11:5 and Luke 4:18). Samaritan's purse takes the first step by preaching the Gospel to the poor. It then goes above and beyond by teaching them trades and starting their projects. Glory to God.
I once heard Bishop Wellington Boone say the Body of Christ must move from a consumer mentality to a producer mentality. Programs like these are enlarging and empowering the Body of Christ. To learn more or get involved, visit the website for Samaritan's Purse.