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On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse is a podcast with Kristy Graham that explores the work we’re doing around the world. Experience what it’s like to be in the field with our teams, and hear first-hand from staff, volunteers, and people we help. 

On the Ground with Samaritan's Purse On the Ground with Samaritan's Purse

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On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse is a podcast with Kristy Graham that explores the work we’re doing around the world. Experience what it’s like to be in the field with our teams, and hear first-hand from staff, volunteers, and people we help. 

    Building Resiliency in Christ

    Building Resiliency in Christ

    Bev Kauffeldt has served with Samaritan’s Purse around the world for more than two decades. Her life experience internationally coupled with her own testimony and cancer diagnosis have taught her to rely on God for strength daily. Bev candidly shares about failure and how it has taught her to rely on Christ.
     Resources:
    Find out more about the Samaritan’s Purse Apprenticeship Program that Bev Kauffeldt leads.
    Learn more about God’s love and how you can accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
    Listen to Opening Our Hearts to God’s Word, an encouraging episode about how the Bible can help lift our eyes beyond our current situation and towards our eternal hope in Jesus Christ.

    • 25 min
    Opening Our Hearts to God’s Word

    Opening Our Hearts to God’s Word

    Scripture is alive and active, and no matter the circumstances we face in life, God’s Word can help lift our eyes beyond our current situation and towards our eternal hope in Jesus Christ. This week, we are taking you behind the scenes to Samaritan’s Purse staff devotions where Randy Bishop talks about the history of the English Bible and how important it is that we not only read God’s Word, but crave it daily. Hear Kristy Graham and other members of the podcast team share Scripture that has impacted them in their walk with the Lord.

    Resources:
    Have You Heard the Good News of Salvation?Listen to Hope Is Where the Healing Starts to learn how God is working in the lives of Ugandan families to bring hope in a seemingly impossible situation.
    For further study, below are sources that Randy Bishop used in his devotion: 
    1.  Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ
    The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton
    The Swans Are Not Silent, Book Five
    By John Piper, Crossway, 2009
     
    2. The Legacy of the King James Bible
    Celebrating 400 Year of the Most Influential English Translation
    By Leland Ryken, Crossway, 2011
     
    3. The Origin of the Bible

    By various authors including F.F. Bruce, J.I. Packer, Philip Comfort, and Carl F. H. HenryTyndale House Publishers, 2012
     


     

    • 26 min
    Hope Is Where the Healing Starts

    Hope Is Where the Healing Starts

    God is our hope and our ever-present help in trouble, but there are times when our circumstances seem impossible. For some families in countries with minimal health resources, their children suffer from an untreatable condition: a heart defect. This is where Children’s Heart Project steps in to provide life-changing heart surgery, and God works in their lives to bring hope in a seemingly impossible situation. Kristy Graham talked with Sheena, a program manager for Children's Heart Project in Uganda, who shared her own story of healing. Additionally, our podcast correspondent, Stephen, traveled to Uganda to join Sheena’s team as they met with families and conducted screenings to identify children who are eligible for surgery this year. 

    Resources: 
    Listen to Francis’ miracle story to hear how God used Children’s Heart Project, not only through this 7-year-old boy, but in the lives of his parents and his entire community in Uganda.Hear about three generations of women whose lives were changed through Children’s Heart Project.In Renewing Lives by Healing Hearts, hear from two Mongolian mothers about how their children’s hearts were healed physically and, in the process, they themselves were renewed spiritually.Check out our episode Healing Hearts: Children’s Heart Project where Kristy Graham introduces you to Hishga, a young girl from Mongolia who received life-saving heart surgery. 
     

    • 25 min
    The Heart of a Country Director

    The Heart of a Country Director

    Country directors play a key role in leading and carrying out the mission of Samaritan’s Purse in our 15 country offices around the world. They work to ensure the passion for the Gospel stays at the forefront of everything their office engages in—from preventing human trafficking to providing clean water. Kristy Graham spoke to Edward Densham, the senior director of international projects, about what it is like to serve alongside country directors. Hear stories directly from some of these men and women about the impact of programming in their countries.

    Resources:
    Read about how Clean Water Strengthens Kenya’s Villages.Learn how Livelihood Projects Open Doors for Women in Cambodia.Listen to last week’s episode to hear how the Lord transformed Matt and Kayla Tucker’s hearts through Operation Heal Our Patriots.

    • 26 min
    The Transforming Power of the Gospel: Operation Heal Our Patriots

    The Transforming Power of the Gospel: Operation Heal Our Patriots

    Operation Heal Our Patriots transforms lives and gives veterans and their spouses hope in Jesus Christ. This week-long marriage retreat in Alaska provides military couples with Biblical training and Godly counsel, but the ministry does not stop there—Operation Heal Our Patriots walks with these couples for life. Kristy Graham, host of On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse, witnessed many military couples surrender their lives to Christ at the recent Operation Heal Our Patriots reunion. After, Matt and Kayla Tucker shared how the Lord healed their hearts and restored their marriage last summer in Alaska. We also take listeners to the Operation Heal Our Patriots reunion to hear from Tim Lee, a veteran who served in the Vietnam War, and Kristy’s husband, Edward Graham.

    Resources: 
     Call the Billy Graham Prayer Line at 888-388-2683. Watch the video and read more about the recent Operation Heal Our Patriots reunion.Listen to last week’s episode to hear how Samaritan’s Purse helps vulnerable women and girls around the world experience God’s love in tangible ways.

    • 26 min
    Helping Vulnerable Women Feel Seen and Loved

    Helping Vulnerable Women Feel Seen and Loved

    Samaritan’s Purse protection programing around the world helps vulnerable women and girls experience God’s love in tangible ways by creating safer communities built on the foundation of Christ. Kristy Graham talked to Monica Napier, the global protection technical advisor, about her passion for this important work and her recent trip to Niger. Kristy also spoke with Hanna Mukora, a protection program manager, who works on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where we provide women with a safe space to share about their trauma and engage in vocational training. 

    Resources: 
    Learn more about women’s programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read about Liya's Journey.Listen to Serving as a Spouse in Ministry, where Joy Dagher shares what it has been like sharing the Good News in dangerous places while also raising a family.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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Feydirwyr ,

Holy Spirit at Work

I love seeing how God works in our world through his people.

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Operation Heal Our Patriots

I just listened to The Hole only God can Fill.
It was so encouraging to hear about what God is doing in Alaska.

A-1890 ,

Love this podcast!

Love this podcast! And this ministry of getting the gospel out to this hurting world!

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