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Blog Action Day #BAD13 with Wisdom Wednesday Link Up - Simply Helping Him: Marriage Experience from a Help Meet



Oct 16

Blog Action Day #BAD13 with Wisdom Wednesday Link Up

Today I am taking part in Blog Action Day 2013 with Samaritan’s Purse raising awareness and discussion in regards to the issues in Sudan and South Sudan.

Samaritan’s Purse has been working on the ground in Sudan since 1993 and their work still continues on today.


The Sudanese have had to flee their homes due to their government bombing their homes, destroying their fields, homes and lives. After fleeing the people often live on leaves, twigs and bugs struggling to survive prior to reaching the Samaritan’s Purse refugee camps. Children arrive starving and malnourished. 25% of people in these camps is said to be under the age of 5 years. The Sudanese people find a glimmer of hope when they arrive at the Samaritan’s Purse camps. There are relief supplies, health care and the reminder that God has not forgotten them.

This is not the first time the Sudanese people have had to flee their homes, 20 years ago they were also forced from their homes for much of the same reasons, with many of the same struggles along the way. In the 20 year war there were over 2 million Sudanese lives lost. You can read one man’s story of being a Sudanese refugee for a second time here.

Ken Isaacs Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan’s Purse, testified at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in June 2013,  in Washington, D.C. A couple of the statements he made that broke my heart were, “What we are seeing on the ground is evidence of an orchestrated campaign to terrorize and starve people.” and “Currently, over 71,000 refugees are registered in the Yida refugee camp in Unity State and approximately 117,000 are registered in camps in Meban County, Upper Nile State of South Sudan.” You can read the rest of this report here.


Samaritan’s Purse has several posts to which I have linked a few in the above paragraphs, as well as a photo blog of the refugee camps that you’ll find here.


More articles you will find of the work that Samaritan’s Purse are listed below.

Wells have been dug so that the Sudanese can have clean drinking water.



Samaritan’s Purse has established nine water points throughout the Yida refugee camp, providing clean water for more than 20,000 people per day.


Medical care is being provided and making motherhood safer for Sudanese women.



Nurse Erin Whitehouse examines a child at Yida refugee camp’s Stabilization Center. Many refugees arrive with malnourished children who need immediate care. Mothers throughout the camp know to bring their children to the center if they become ill or need medical attention.

Feeding 5,000 requires a lot of food, miracles and storage.

South Sudan Projects


The food laid out here will only feed 250 families for a month.


Forgiveness is found in the hearts of those hurt by the fighting.


Everything that Samaritan’s Purse in Sudan and South Sudan is doing requires support from people like you and I. If you find God placing the direction on your heart to help those on the ground in South Sudan provide food, medical care, clean water and God’s love to the Sudanese people please take a moment and donate through this link today.

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  1. Judith at WholeHearted Home

    Thank you for sharing about Samaritan’s Purse. I used to prepare boxes with my children when they were growing up each Christmas. Thanks too for the linkup party…a day late 🙂

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      My kiddos love filling OCC shoe boxes 🙂 This year they were able to help my mom and then we’ll be doing a couple here soon too. Thanks for stoppin by and linkin up! Blessings sis!

  2. Mary Geisen

    I love the fact that you bring current issues into what is important for us to focus on in this world. I learn something new every time I visit. Thank you for the link up party! Blessings to you today!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      I love partnering with ministries around the world by using my little corner to reach others that are not aware of issues like this. Thank you so much for stoppin by and linking up! Blessings!

  3. Shari Lynne @ Faith Filled Food for Moms

    I LOVE Samaritan’s Purse and the work that they do!! Soon it will be time for Operation Christmas Child! Yay! Thank you for sharing and for the link up!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Me too! My kiddos love participating with OCC 🙂 Thanks for stoppin by and linking up! Blessings!

  4. Chris

    Thanks so much for hosting the link up……I so loved your post today.
    Thank you for bringing awareness to this issue, of which we hear so little! Youa re truly a witness to the Lord and I’m blessed to know you.

    Thanks, Misty.:)

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Thank you so much for stoppin by weekly, linking up and for your kind words! I’m so blessed to be able to share the work of those across the miles that are striving to make a difference where I am not able to right now. Blessings!

  5. Debbie

    Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great week!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stoppin by and linkin up! Blessings!

  6. Amy Jung

    Thanks for bringing attention to this!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      It wasn’t something that I had heard much about, so I was happy to partner with them to raise awareness. Thanks for stoppin by! Blessings!

  7. Rosilind @ A Little R & R

    I so appreciate the work that SP does! I have two friends who work for SP. One is a lady who grew up in Bosnia (the very town where I stayed for 3 months!), and received a shoebox that changed her life. She received Christ, moved to the States and now packs her own shoe boxes and shares her testimony all over the world!

    1. simplyhelpinghim

      Yes so do I! That is a wonderful story! Thanks for stoppin by and sharing! Blessings sis!

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