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Who We Are


The Good Samaritan

The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them.

After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 50 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done our utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. We are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns us a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

As our teams work in crisis areas of the world, people often ask, “Why did you come?” The answer is always the same: “We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Our ministry is all about Jesus—first, last, and always. As the Apostle Paul said, “For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:5 (ESV).

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Our Distinctives

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The Gospel

We believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We’re committed to seeing this Gospel shared in the form of both words (that can change spiritual circumstances) and acts of mercy (that can change physical circumstances).

The Local Church

Where possible, we work through local churches – seeing them as God’s chosen instrument to bring hope to a hurting world. We work to raise them up to bring lasting hope to people in impoverished communities around our world.

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We choose to work in partnership – which is why we are always looking to inspire and encourage others to join with us in being part of God’s global mission. We know that each individual can bring their own talents, gifts and unique contribution – no matter how small – to this great work to which we have been called.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see transformation, whether it's an individual life or an entire community. We long to see people restored in their relationship with God and with each other and for their circumstances to be turned around.

Our Global Mission Statement

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organisation providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet 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. The organisation serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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We praise God for how He is working through Samaritan's Purse to save lives, ease suffering, and share the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan's Purse

Find Out More


Our Statement Of Faith

We base our ministry on a Statement of Faith, which you can learn more about here.


The History Of Samaritan's Purse

Discover how the organisation was founded by Bob Pierce, and how it's grown under Franklin Graham.

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Trustee Report

Read our latest financial reports and learn how we steward your gifts.



Discover who is on our Board of Trustees, as well as our key members of staff.