Operation Blessing International

Afghanistan

Young girls gather around a local well as they collect water for their families.

Will you pray today for these young girls and so many others like them? Pray that they will have the opportunity to attend school and skills training courses so that they can break the cycle of poverty in their families.

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Operation Blessing International: Providing Sustainable Relief around the World

Billions of people around the world need one form of help or another. Some countries have a shortage of clean, potable water, while others are stricken by calamities and natural disasters. People in war-torn countries are also in dire need of help. Of course, there are also the poor people living in urban areas who struggle just to put food on the table. Operation Blessing International (OBI) is one of the many non-profit organizations that help these people, not only by providing them with immediate relief, but by establishing programs to help these people help themselves.

Founded in 1978 by televangelist and 700 Club host Pat Robertson, Operation Blessing International began by helping families and individuals start a better life through the generosity of the viewers of the 700 Club with the help from local charities and churches. The organization broadened its horizons in 1990 when it shifted its focus from helping individuals and families towards funding outreach projects which had wider reach. They also went international by sponsoring disaster relief efforts, as well as medical and feeding missions to countries where it is most needed. Their most recent efforts were to provide relief for victims of the Ebola virus outbreak that happened in 2014 in West Africa and for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan which ravaged the Philippines in 2013.

Despite its prominent international presence, OBI also helps in the relief efforts during times of calamities in the United States including helping the victims of Hurricane Sandy and Katrina just to name a few. The organization also still conducts regular hunger relief programs for the poor people in America through their Hunger Strike Force program wherein trucks deliver approximately 2 million pounds of food and other relief goods to homeless shelters, food pantries, church ministries and other programs across all 50 states.

Needy provided with warmth on cold night

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Local first responders and a group from Operation Blessing International worked Thursday to make sure the needy had warmth for a cold night.

Volunteers with OPI prepared emergency kits for Norfolk residents in need. Jody Gettys said they were stuffing bags with sweatshirts, hats, and gloves, along with other items.

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A brief video of a child’s life in the Maasai tribe.

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Cambodia - A young boy proudly holds new school supplies.

Join us in praying for impoverished children in Cambodia and throughout Asia who do not have the opportunity or resources to go to school. Pray for special donations and programs that would allow these children to get an education and break the cycle of poverty.

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Abandoned by her parents and left to scavenge the dumps for food, 11-year-old Mary finally found a safe refuge. But she had one wish: to have more beauty in her life. See how Operation Blessing partners helped make that possible.

TOMS + Operation Blessing International, Peru

“…Good health is improving how a person feels about themselves, and removing the shame they may feel. Good health can come by good medicine, but it can [also] be given in the form of a canvas shoe.” — Dr. Sandra Arbaiza, Operation Blessing International’s director of Medical Programs

Take a look at this Facebook photo album to learn more about Operation Blessing International & TOMS giving shoes in Peru…

Pakistan

After floods displaced these boys from their homes, they relish access to clean water brought by aid workers.

Today, please remember children like these in your prayers. Pray especially for those who do not yet have access to clean water, nutritious food and sturdy shelter.

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Turkey – Bashar and his family are from Mosul, Iraq. They fled their home when ISIS took over the city and threatened kill them if they did not convert to Islam. Now, Bashar and his family live as refugees in a makeshift camp with other displaced families unable to return home.

Today, on World Refugee Day, would you join us in praying for suffering families in the Middle East and throughout the world who have been forced from their homes and are now struggling to survive? Pray they would continue to have hope for the future and have access to the resources they need like food, clothing and shelter.

India

A young boy receives free treatment at an HIV clinic in India.

Today, please pray for the more than 2 million children across the world currently living with HIV, most of whom contracted it from their mothers before they were even born. Pray for access to treatment and increased prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

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Cambodia

When Sokarn was born with a cleft lip, his mother worried about his future, and the shame and teasing he would receive from his neighbors and peers.

Thankfully, Sokarn was offered corrective surgery free of charge to his family. But there are still so many children in developing nations who can’t afford the corrective procedure. Today will you pray for increased access to the proper medical care for these children?

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China

Yunan was born with congenital heart disease. Thankfully, at three years old, she received the heart surgery she needed.

Now Yunan is on her way to a healthy, happy life, but many more children are still suffering from potentially life-threatening medical problems. Take a moment today to pray for access to medical care for children like Yunan who are still in great need.

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South Sudan

Batamas and her daughter are refugees from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. Now safely living in South Sudan, they have been given shelter by local families and received food and supplies at a distribution for refugees.

Though Batamas and her daughter are safe and being cared for, there are many more women and children like them who are not. Will you please pray for refugees who have fled their countries because of violence, drought, and famine? Pray that they will find sturdy shelter, nutritious food and clean water to see them through.

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