Gifts In Memory of Clark Reagan

In lieu of flowers, The Talley/Reagan Family has chosen to direct gifts to be given in memory of Clark Reagan to Escuela Padre Juan José Zugarramurdi II de El Viñedo, a school in great need in Venezuela. Gifts can be given online at SamaritanHands.org/donate – please choose In Memory of Clark Reagan as your designation. Please let us know if you have any questions and continue to keep these families in your prayers.

 

All gifts are tax deductible and Samaritan Hands will provide a giving statement at the end of the calendar year.

Resurrection Costa Rica

Samaritan Hands is bringing Resurrection to Costa Rica! We are looking for students to help participate in a Servant Leadership team will help facilitate and participate in Resurrection Costa Rica. The team will travel to Costa Rica October 7-14, 2019 to help facilitate and participate in this exciting event.

We will be staying in La Fortuna, near Arenal Volcano. During our time in Costa Rica, we will have an opportunity to share our Christian faith and commitment to Christ and His Church.

Team members will be expected to share their experience of God’s love and why they are making a trip such as this. If you’re interested in joining this team, please send us your email address and level of interest via this form. 

Annual Nuts Fundraiser

The holidays are approaching and it’s time for the annual Samaritan Hands Nuts Fundraiser!

All proceeds will go toward repairing the well at the orphanage in Guatemala.

Orders will arrive before Thanksgiving. The order deadline is Sunday, October 28.

To order:

– Fill out the order form available near the Welcome Desk or in the Sunday School folders on 10/21 and 10/28 at Fairview UMC.

– Contact  us via email – SamaritanHandsTN@gmail.com

Please be sure to include your name, phone number & email with your order.

Payment can be made when order is placed or when you pick up the nuts.

Checks should be made payable to Samaritan Hands.

2018 Prices:

* Large Mammoth Pecan Halves (16oz) — $12.50

* Pecan CHUNKS/broken pieces (16oz) — $12

* Small Pecan Pieces (16oz) — $12

* Fancy Mixed Nuts (16oz) — $11 (This includes:Toasted & Salted Fancy Pecans, Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Hazel Nuts, and Large Almonds)

* Deluxe Milk-Chocolate Covered Pecans (12oz) — $10

* Sliced Almonds (16oz) — $9

eGiving Update

eGiving.com has recently overhauled their entire eGiving platform and we have updated our website accordingly. The giving site now has a new look and provides many more features for both donors and Samaritan Hands. If you have any questions about using the new platform, please contact us and we will work with you and eGiving to resolve it. We are so grateful that this tool allows our donors to give conveniently and the funds are able to get directly to our ministries faster.

End of the Year Giving

In December we often get questions about End of the Year Giving. You can donate in multiple ways to any of our ministries. We thank you for your donations – they are what allows us to make a difference in lives all around the world.

  1. By mail/check. Please make your check out to Samaritan Hands and mail it to:

Samaritan Hands PO Box 6016, Maryville, TN 37802

Please indicate the ministry you are donating to in the memo (i.e. Guatemala Orphanage, Ishe Anesu (Africa), Paraguay Schools (please include your student’s number)).

2. Online at SamaritanHands.org/donate

You can set up a one time gift or recurring gifts (weekly, monthly, quarterly or yearly). Please ensure you choose your “Purpose” for the donation and add any notes necessary in the space provided. Donations can be made using a credit card, savings or checking account.

All donations must be made and postmarked by December 31, 2017 to be included in your 2017 Giving Statement. Please contact us if you have any questions.

2017/18 Missions Trips

Samaritan Hands leads groups to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Zimbabwe throughout the year. We typically travel to Guatemala in mid/late May, Zimbabwe in late August and Costa Rica in June and again in December. We are always looking to partner with new groups and add additional trips to these various countries. Depending on the needs of the project and surrounding communities, team members may participate in VBS, construction, medical, dental, glasses and sports ministries.

If you or your church are interested in partnering with Samaritan Hands on one of our trips, please contact us!

Website Update!

Check back soon as we continue to update our look as well information and news on each of our trips and ministries. We have been busy supporting our ministries in Costa Rica, Paraguay, Zimbabwe and Guatemala. In 2017 we have sent groups to Costa Rica, Guatemala and we are leading a group to Zimbabwe in August. We also hosted a very popular and successful fundraiser in February to support the children of Hogar del Nino in Guatemala.

If you are interested in partnering with Samaritan Hands through a missions trip, sponsorship or fundraising for our various ministries, please contact us via phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

A Note on the Passing of Marion Woods

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A Note from Dr. Jerry Russell on the passing of his dear friend, Marion Woods:

When the word came that my friend and mentor in missions ministry had passed over the Jordan into eternity, my heart sank for a few seconds. I had shed my tears and said my “goodbye” and I” love you and thank for being a Godly man” when we left Costa Rica on March 29. Yet, the truth is one is never prepared for that final moment. Marion had preached and taught that the Grace of Jesus was that great gift offered to all and available for all if one just receives that love of Christ and believes in their heart that in Christ, God has made it right between his children and himself.

Marion, as a teen, found the joy and truth of Gods’ grace. It was this grace that God carried him to Costa Rica to touch so many folks for the Kingdom. One life that made a difference, yes! To make a difference in this world… what an impact! My prayer is now one of gratitude and thanksgiving for” Papa Noel.” Make me, Lord, like Jesus and a servant like Marion Woods.