What is Samaritan Work?
And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me.” – Matthew 20:40
Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. – James 1:27
In the book of Luke, Jesus told a story about a man who was traveling. He was attacked by robbers, beaten and left half dead. As he was lying there two different men passed by, one of them a priest. These men had no pity or mercy for the man lying in the road. They were too busy with their ministries to spend time taking care of a man of little importance. Then a Samaritan man came by. He felt compassion for the man who was lying there, stopped and took care of him before going on his way.
The Samaritan was commended for his mercy, unlike the priest, who may have been doing great things but had no pity for the poor and needy.
Most of the areas we travel to are impoverished and needy. It is inevitable that we will encounter many different types of needs. Although these ministries are not our main focus, we cannot simply walk by and ignore people who need our help desperately. Because of this, we have set up a branch in our organization, called Samaritan Work which addresses these type of situations.
This section of our organization has enabled us to support 72 orphans (some shown in these pictures), many of whose parents were killed for their faith in Christ. We also have been able to send milk into very remote villages in Asia for babies who are starving as well as pay for much needed medical aid to pastors.
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