Adoption Awareness Month: Orphan Care and Family Support


In honor of National Adoption Month this November, Kristy shares specific ways that Samaritan’s Purse provides orphan care and her family’s personal adoptive story. She speaks with the directors from orphanages that Samaritan’s Purse supports to hear testimonies of children’s lives forever changed. Kristy also sheds light on the need for adoptive family support and shares ways to pray for those affected by the orphan crisis.

– Discover more information on how the Samaritan’s Purse Greta Home and Academy provides a Christian environment for orphaned children in Haiti.

– Find out more about the Christian Happy Homes through Mercy Ministries and how they are raising orphans with God’s love in Thailand and Cambodia.

– One way to support orphans around the world is by packing a shoebox through Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child! These boxes are delivered to orphanages with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

– Learn more about the Good News of Salvation by visiting the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

Show Notes

James 1:27 says, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”

November is National Adoption Month, which aims to bring awareness to vulnerable children that are abandoned, neglected, or orphaned. In today’s episode, Kristy shares how Samaritan’s Purse is supporting orphans, coming alongside adoptive families and sharing God’s love with the next generation. She also invites her husband, Edward Graham, to help share their own adoptive story.

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Honoring Veterans Day: A Lifetime of Service


We have nearly 100 veterans serving at Samaritan’s Purse, but God allows us to help hundreds more through Operation Heal Our Patriots—a ministry that brings wounded veterans and their spouses to a week-long retreat in Alaska. This Veterans Day, Kristy highlights opportunities that the ministry provides for veterans who have a heart to serve.

Discover more information on the life-changing ministry of Operation Heal Our Patriots and how it continues to restore marriages.

– Are you a service member from a U.S. military branch who has been injured or wounded in active duty after September 11, 2001? Consider applying to Operation Heal Our Patriots for an opportunity of spiritual refreshment, physical renewal, and marriage enrichment.

– Learn more about the Good News of Salvation by visiting the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

– Listen to past episodes that feature Operation Heal Our Patriots:

Show Notes

Veterans Day, remembered annually on November 11, is an opportunity to honor and acknowledge veterans and Gold Star families that have sacrificed for our freedom. We have nearly 100 veterans serving at Samaritan’s Purse, but God allows the ministry to help hundreds more through Operation Heal Our Patriots. This program starts with a week-long marriage retreat in Alaska then continues through ongoing support and family care. In this episode, Kristy Graham sheds light on the ways that Samaritan’s Purse gives opportunities for veterans to fulfill their hearts for service long after their week at Operation Heal Our Patriots comes to a close.

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