A Letter From Our President

Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse expresses his 2012 impressions and gratitude to you in this letter…


The Lord was gracious to Samaritan’s Purse in 2012 as we were able to bring physical relief and spiritual comfort to millions of people in over 100 countries across the globe. We praise Him for each of these opportunities to minister to the hurting by providing food, clean water, medical care, and other much-needed help. Most importantly, we are thankful for the privilege of sharing the hope found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those in some of the most troubled areas of the world.

Last year was an exciting time in our ministry as the Lord blessed us with enough Operation Christmas Child gifts to reach more than 100 million shoe box gifts collected since we began the project in 1993. We completed the construction of a new children’s home and school to build up generations of Christian leaders in Haiti and launched Operation Heal Our Patriots to minister to wounded American military personnel and their spouses.


Here at home and around the world, more than 580,000 dedicated volunteers sacrificed their time to work with us in ministering to the sick and suffering, building hospitals and churches, providing emergency relief to disaster survivors, and bringing shoe box gifts to hurting children—all in the Name of Jesus Christ.

The work accomplished in 2012 highlights the ways the Lord has opened doors for us to proclaim His saving grace among the nations. We give Him all of the glory for what was accomplished. “The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad” (Psalm 126:3, NKJV).

None of the work would have been possible without the faithful prayers and support of caring believers like you. Thank you, and may God bless you.


— Franklin Graham, President