Hope Store consists of various “Hope Items” that share the gift of
Healing to those who are suffering from disease
Dreams to those who are unable to pursue their dreams because of poverty, and
Laughter to those who are devasted by disaster.
Samaritan’s Purse Korea is committed to sharing the Gospel and hope to people in need all around the world.
A missile struck Tetyana’s apartment complex in Kharkiv. She survived, but she knew the next time she might not be so lucky. Civilian casualties were becoming more and more common in her neighborhood.
“It was terrifying to hear that sound,” Tetyana remembered. Windows shattered and part of her apartment building crumbled. “When we heard explosions coming closer, I felt such fear. It was at night, and I really felt covered with fear. Early in the morning, I took whatever I could and took the first possible train.
Tetyana, a native of eastern Ukraine, is one of more than 7,000 patients who have sought treatment from Samaritan’s Purse doctors and nurses since the beginning of the conflict. She fled her community as bombs began hitting closer to home. Our doctors and nurses in the Emergency Field Hospital treated Tetyana for a persistent case of bronchitis that had grown worse because of the exhausting travel from her home. The team also prayed for and encouraged her.
Providing medical care to families hurting from the situation in Ukraine has alleviated many concerns that were adding to their turmoil. It’s opening up opportunities, as well, to address spiritual concerns and emotional burdens now that they can rest without fearing for their lives. The medical care that Tetyana received was the perfect gift of hope.
What is an Emergency Field Hospital?
The Emergency Field Hospital (EFH) is a strategic asset for disaster-stricken areas where medical infrastructure is damaged or nonexistent. It is a fully-functioning unit that can provide urgent medical relief within 24 hours of arriving on-site. At maximum capacity, an EFH includes an emergency room, laboratory, inpatient wards, operating rooms, specialized equipment, and a critical care unit, allowing the hospital staff to treat more than 100 patients and perform 15 to 25 surgeries daily.
What is The Greatest Journey?
A part of the Operation Christmas Child ministry, The Greatest Journey is a 12-week discipleship course designed for children who receive the OCC gift box in the mission field. Children who participate in the program learn how to follow Christ and share Him with others. Since 2009, over 26.9 million children have participated in this discipleship program.
Veronica volunteered at a local orphanage and soup kitchen in Mexico where she served as a teacher for “The Greatest Journey,” a 12-week discipleship program for children. “It’s a miracle that I couldn’t even imagine myself doing this just four years ago.”
An alcoholic father, a brother who left for heaven due to a sudden accident, and her mother taken away and put behind bars, this was the reality that Veronica was forced to face. Her world was reduced to nothing but chaos and despair. And she had no one to rely on.
Then one day, at the orphanage where Veronica was staying,
OCC gift boxes were delivered for the children.
Veronica received her gift box and as soon as she read the note inside,
Her tears of despair changed to tears of gratitude and joy.
“I am praying for you.”
These words from an anonymous donor were life-changing for Veronica.
It was through the 12 Week’s Discipleship program called “The Greatest Journey” that introduced Veronica to the Gospel and brought healing to her heart.
For Veronica, the 12 Week’s Discipleship program was a gift of hope that she so desperately needed.
Dennis lost his job during the COVID pandemic and was struggling financially. Most importantly, his youngest daughter who was just around two years old, was diagnosed with malnutrition due to scarcity of food. His heart was broken by this news.
With each passing day, his situation continued to worsen and it was when he felt that he was at his wit’s end that Samaritan’s Purse came to his neighborhood in the Philippines. He was able to receive help at his most desperate time of need.
Not only was his daughter able to receive the medical care that she needed, his family became a beneficiary of the “Feed a Crisis-Stricken Family” hope item. And they were able to recover the laughter and joy that were lost.
“Now, I want to give back by helping other families in need.” After receiving the necessary support and also being introduced to the Gospel, Dennis had a new dream. It was to follow the heart of God and to help those in need.
Make your gift today to share the gift of hope to other families in need.
How will the funds be used?
Your donation of 50,000 KRW is enough to provide meals for an entire family suffering from disease, disaster or conflict for a full month.
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