Samaritan’s Purse is a ministry dear to my heart. Most people know of the work of this organization because of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes; but, they do so much more. Last year I shared the Christmas catalog for Samaritan’s Purse and invited you to join me in buying gifts that spread hope and life around the world.
On April 27, 2011, tornadoes devastated North Alabama. In fact, the county in which we currently reside was profoundly affected by the tornadoes that day with one small town nearly destroyed and another drastically damaged. Samaritan’s Purse was part of the relief effort in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where they helped rebuild houses for those who had lost their homes in the storms.
Samaritan’s Purse may be most widely known for the Christmas Shoeboxes but there are families both in the United States and around the world whose lives have been forever impacted by the work of this organization. Three of those families share their story in the movie, Three Hearts.
Three Hearts introduces us to three children from Mongolia who suffer from tetralogy of fallot, a life-threatening heart defect. As we meet two teenage boys and a three-year-old girl and their families, we journey with them to Texas where they are welcomed into host homes and prepare for heart surgery.
My husband and I watched Three Hearts … we both were moved to tears at the bravery of these children, the love of their mothers, and the generosity of the host families, physicians, and Samaritan’s Purse staff who opened the doors not just for heart surgery, but for new life through Jesus Christ.
I’m thrilled to tell you all about this powerful movie and encourage you to read more about the Children’s Heart Project and find out how you can be involved. And, I am also very excited to be able to give away FIVE copies of Three Hearts to my readers!
In order to be entered into this giveaway, will you share your heart story? Maybe you have a family member who has faced heart surgery or maybe you have experienced the touch of the Great Physician on your own heart. Perhaps your heart story is about learning to love in a new way or having your heart changed by building a relationship with someone else. Whatever it is, will you take a moment to tell me your story?
Additional entries into the giveaway are available:
- Follow @SamaritansPurse on Twitter (http://twitter.com/
- Sign up to receive occasional email updates from Children’s Heart Project at http://ar.gy/chphome
Just come back and leave a separate comment for each entry.
If you want to purchase Three Hearts, you can do so at Amazon or on the Three Hearts website. I encourage you to experience for yourself the wonder of Three Hearts.
Don’t forget, leave a comment with your heart story and be entered to win one of FIVE copies of this amazing film! Giveaway closes Saturday, March 17, at midnight central time. Winners will be announced on Monday!