THE charity that mobilised churches and schools to send out more
than 100 million shoeboxes packed with Christmas presents to
children in poverty, has launched a new initiative.
Samaritan's Purse UK's project Raising Families will work
through churches in Asia and Africa to provide access to health
care, education, and food for families living in poverty. The
project seeks to reach 30,000 families over the next three
Churches are being encouraged to support the initiative by
sending for a harvest pack of resources.
The executive director of Samaritan's Purse UK, Simon
Barrington, said: "With families in some of the poorest and
hardest-to-reach parts of the world trapped in a cycle of extreme
poverty, this is the time for us to work together with them,
through local churches, to give vulnerable children and families a
The initiative was outlined at the Christian Resources
Exhibition last week, and more details of how individuals can
support it will be released over the next few weeks.