Giving {Living} Beyond: Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse.  Operation Christmas Child.  Shoeboxes.  Franklin Graham.  Goats. Wait?  Goats?  What do goats have to do with Samaritan’s Purse?

Maybe you, like me apparently, have been living under a rock and had no idea that Samaritan’s Purse has a gift catalog … filled with amazing ways to bless others around the world, some for under $10! How does giving a goat {$70} make a difference?  Watch this: $70 to change a community … maybe instead of that new game for the Wii or Xbox, your family would give a goat. Perhaps you are looking for some stocking stuffers or small gifts to honor people who have blessed you in the past year.   How about one of these:

  • Feed a hungry baby for a week {$9}
  • Milk {$5}
  • Life-Saving Mosquito Nets {$10}
  • Train and Equip an Evangelist ($35}
  • Care for AIDS Orphans and Widows {$40}
  • Baby Chicks {$14}

Maybe your extended family is willing to give up the annual “Dirty Santa” game and spend that money to build a freshwater well for a community {$400}.

Check out the Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalog for more ways to give.

There are many ways to give … many ways to {live} beyond.   Will you consider how you and your family can make a difference beyond your home?


This post is part of my Giving {Living} Beyond series.  While I am happy to partner with Samaritan’s Purse to provide information about ministry opportunities, the ideas and suggestions in this post are entirely my own.  I was not compensated in any way to share this information.

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  1. I got my catalog in the mail recently and cried as I read it. It really takes very little to do so much for others. I think we are giving soccer balls this year.

  2. Thank you for sharing this and challenging us to give in creative ways! I saw a widow’s program in Ethiopia where cows were given and it was life changing for the women. I think it is hard for us to comprehend that truth but it is truth! James 1:27, 2:14-17!


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