Ukraine Crisis: Behind-the-Scenes as the Response Develops

Samaritan’s Purse is helping Ukrainian refugees as they flee to surrounding countries.

Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the recent Ukraine crisis. Come behind the scenes with Kristy Graham and the podcast team to hear how the ministry is mobilizing to bring physical and spiritual help in the midst of the disaster.

Resources

Apply now to serve on the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

Give now to the Samaritan’s Purse response to provide help for the growing needs in Ukraine and surrounding countries.

Listen to our latest episode to find Biblical encouragement and hope in the midst of the Ukraine crisis.

Steps to Peace with God

Show Notes

2 Chronicles 32:7-8 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.’” And the people gained confidence from what Hezekiah the king of Judah said.

Samaritan’s Purse is responding to the recent Ukraine crisis and assessing the most urgent needs on the ground. Kristy Graham takes you behind the scenes as plans develop for the multi-level response.

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The Headlines: Our Prayer for Ukraine

Samaritan’s Purse is preparing to meet the needs of fleeing Ukrainians in the midst of the recent conflict. Hear from Kristy Graham as she offers Scriptures of encouragement and specific prayer requests for the needs on the ground.

Resources

Pray for the Crisis in Ukraine

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Steps to Peace with God

Show Notes

In response to rising conflict in Ukraine, Samaritan’s Purse has deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to the surrounding areas to assess urgent needs on the ground. Please pray for God’s strength and protection for hurting families and Samaritan’s Purse teams in Poland and Romania.

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The Headlines: Critical Airlift to Ethiopia

On February 15, the Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 cargo plane airlifted more than 13 tons of critical medical supplies to Ethiopia in response to the violent internal conflict in the northern region. Hear from the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States as well as Samaritan’s Purse leadership on how these relief items will bring physical and spiritual help.

Resources

Airlift Bringing Life-Saving Medical Equipment to Ethiopia

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Show Notes

Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 cargo plane is rushing more than 13 tons of critical medical supplies to Ethiopia in response to the recent turmoil.

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Interview with Steven Curtis Chapman: Kentucky Tornado Relief Benefit Concert

Kristy Graham sits down with Steven Curtis Chapman, the most awarded artist in Christian music history, to hear his heart for the Kentucky Tornado Relief Benefit concert. Kristy asks Steven about his vision for the concert, his encouragement for hurting homeowners, and prayers for those affected by the recent storms.

– There is still time to buy tickets for the Kentucky Tornado Relief Benefit Concert on February 20th.

– Visit Steven Curtis Chapman’s website to check out tour dates, new music, book releases, and social media updates.

– Learn more about Show Hope, a nationally recognized voice in orphan care and adoption advocacy founded by Mary Beth and Steven Curtis Chapman.

– Listen to the song Steven Curtis Chapman wrote called “’Til the Blue”, which raised money for Samaritan’s Purse in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

– Read “Choosing to SEE: A Journey of Struggle and Hope” written by Mary Beth Curtis, who shares her story of finding God in the midst of grief.

– Hear Steven Curtis Chapman’s song with his father called “I’d Rather Have Jesus” in his album, Deeper Roots.

– Are you interested in finding the Good News of Salvation? Visit the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

Show Notes

Steven Curtis Chapman, five-time Grammy award winner, is partnering with Samaritan’s Purse to perform a one-night only Kentucky Tornado Relief Benefit concert in Paducah, Kentucky on February 20.

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Staff Devotions with Franklin Graham

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work at Samaritan’s Purse? Every morning, the staff gathers for a devotion in God’s Word and corporate prayer. Come with us behind the scenes to hear a message from Franklin Graham as he shares from Psalm 23.

– Around the world, Samaritan’s Purse staff prays for God to provide hope and healing to hurting communities. Visit our website to read stories of His faithfulness and learn how you can join us in prayer.

– Samaritan’s Purse volunteers and staff are helping to sift through the ashes after Colorado’s Marshall Fire. Watch how families are giving their time in Boulder, CO, to help recover treasured belongings.

– Are you interested in finding the Good News of Salvation? Visit the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

Show Notes

“He is our hope. He is our deliverer. Without Him, we have no hope.” —Franklin Graham

At the beginning of each workday, Samaritan’s Purse meets together for devotions. Ministry leaders and staff have the opportunity to share a message from Scripture and present prayer requests from across the world. In this episode, hear how Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham reminded the staff that God is our Good Shepherd.

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Miracles on Miracles: 2021 Wrapped

Happy New Year, On the Ground listeners! God moved in amazing ways through Samaritan’s Purse in 2021. Join us as Kristy shares unheard miracle stories from our work in some of the most remote corners of the world.

See photo highlights from the year.

– Read how “Faith Still Stands Amid Mayfield’s Grieving” as volunteers help hurting homeowners in the aftermath of the recent tornadoes across the U.S.

– Check out pictures and videos of God’s faithfulness through the past year on our Instagram.

– Are you interested in finding the Good News of Salvation? Visit the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

Show Notes

God moved incredibly through the prayers of Samaritan’s Purse donors, staff, volunteers, and leadership through the past year. In today’s episode, Kristy Graham takes you around the world to hear about miracles that happened in 2021.

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One Gift to Help Change the World


All around the world, people are receiving help in Jesus’ Name because of your support of the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog! But what does that look like in the life of just one person, family, or community? In this joy-filled episode, Kristy Graham and members of the podcast team each highlight their favorite gift items in the 2021 Christmas Catalog. From serving desperate refugees to planting a grove of trees, stories are shared of how lives have been transformed and renewed.

– Bless families across the world through the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Catalog.

Learn more about how your family can give to the Christmas Catalog today!

– Are you interested in finding the Good News of Salvation? Visit the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website.

– See the podcast team’s favorite gift items this year!
o Serve Desperate Refugees
o Rescue Children in Crisis
o Bring Clean Water to a Community
o Honeybees
o Empower Vulnerable Women
o Plant a Grove of Trees

Show Notes

Merry Christmas, On the Ground with Samaritan’s Purse listeners!

Each year, Samaritan’s Purse creates a Christmas Catalog that spotlights various ministries that meet both physical and spiritual needs around the world. The podcast team gathered to pick out their favorite projects in the Catalog this year, and we want to share that with you.

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Special Episode! Behind the Scenes of Christmas Eve Lunch in Kentucky

Samaritan's Purse helps families devastated by the deadly tornadoes in Kentucky.
Samaritan’s Purse helps families devastated by the deadly tornadoes in Kentucky.

 

Kristy Graham shares the ministry’s God-sized goal—feeding thousands of people in Mayfield, Kentucky on Christmas Eve. On December 15th, the idea was first discussed. Now, our food services team is hard at work, preparing to serve families devastated by the Kentucky tornadoes.

Follow along on Instagram as the podcast team shows you behind the scenes of cooking Christmas Eve lunch for thousands of people.

Volunteer with us in Kentucky, Washington, or Louisiana.

Listen to an update from our team on the ground just days after the tornadoes hit Mayfield, Kentucky.

Read harrowing stories from homeowners who lost everything in the deadly tornadoes.

• If you need prayer or support, please call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s 24-Hour Prayer Line at 888-388-2683.

Show Notes

For families in Mayfield, Kentucky, Christmas will look a lot different this year. The town was leveled by an EF4 tornado on December 10th. Less than 24 hours later, Samaritan’s Purse was on the ground.

Now, teams of volunteers are continuing to help hurting homeowners start to recover by clearing debris, salvaging personal belongings, and tarping damaged roofs. Most importantly, they are bringing hope as they demonstrate God’s love in the aftermath of the disaster.

Knowing Christmas would not be the same, Samaritan’s Purse wanted to bless impacted families this Christmas season. We are planning to feed more than 4,000 people and give away toys and gifts to these families. Melissa, one of our podcast team members, sat down with Andy Jeter, the director of food services, to learn more about this Christmas Eve lunch.

The Headlines: Devastating Tornado Outbreak


“I’ve never seen anything like this,” shares a Samaritan’s Purse photographer on the ground this weekend in Mayfield, Kentucky. Samaritan’s Purse is actively responding to the deadly tornadoes that ripped through multiple states. Kristy Graham shares how the ministry is mobilizing thousands of volunteers to help hurting homeowners in Jesus’ Name.

– If you’d like to volunteer alongside Samaritan’s Purse U.S. Disaster Relief, please find more information and

Welcoming Our Afghan Neighbors


Samaritan’s Purse is providing care and support for Afghan families that have fled their homeland. Kristy Graham shares how the ministry is helping Afghans in transit in Albania and working with local churches to resettle families in the United States.

– If you are interested in sponsoring an Afghan family, visit our website to learn more and let us know you are interested.

– Listen back to “In the News – Responding to the Afghanistan Crisis,” to learn more about how Samaritan’s Purse mobilized teams to help Afghan families at the beginning of the crisis.

– Read “Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts, Distributes Relief to Help Evacuees from Afghanistan” and see how our ministry is bringing critical relief items to people in need.

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

Show Notes

Since the Afghanistan crisis in August, Samaritan’s Purse has been helping hurting families that fled with only the clothes on their backs. Many who barely escaped are now in need of food, clothing, and emotional support as they begin to rebuild their lives.

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