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!
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 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.