I'm sure many of you have heard that following the indictment of President Omar Al-Bashir for war crimes in Darfur. The government of Sudan forcibly removed all aid organizations from the Darfur region. The government confiscated their vehicles, Satellite phones, computers, everything. The people in this region have no infrastructure. Their schools, hospitals, clinics, and often food came from international aid organizations that are no longer allowed to be in the country. Photo courtesy of Time Magazine
For whatever reason, one of the only remaining organizations is Samaritans Purse, which was started by the son of Billy Graham. Samaritans Purse is a highly ranked charity, by the charity watchdog website Charity Navigator. Samaritan's Purse keeps their administration and fund raising costs low, most of your donation goes to provide aide.
As our hearts break over our own economical woes, let us not be so short sighted that we forget we are still amongst the wealthiest 5% of people on the planet. Let us not forget there are those in need all over the world. Now more than ever the life giving health care, education, and food that Samaritan's Purse provides in Darfur is desperately necessary. They are working to stretch their own programs and to continue and maintain as many programs of other aide agencies as possible. If you tithe regularly, if you give regularly, or if you rarely give but are perhaps motivated to do so now. I would encourage you to consider giving to Samaritan's Purse.