Speaker shares her experience as a Samaritan’s Purse global intern
Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2018) — Interning at Samaritan’s Purse is all about working hard and serving God and others, said Annie Arbiter, who spent six months interning with the evangelical Christian humanitarian relief organization. Arbiter spoke at an information session for Samaritan’s Purse Global Internship Program for interested California Baptist University students on Jan. 18.
Samaritan’s Purse Global Internship Program allows students and recent graduates to use their skills to impact the world for Christ in a tangible way, Arbiter said.
Arbiter, a Wheaton College graduate, interned from the end of 2016 until the summer of 2017, working in Greece and also in the Caribbean islands during the intense hurricane season that left many island communities devastated. Arbiter said she spent much of her time in the islands serving in refugee camps, helping maintain shelters, water sanitation stations and hygiene projects.
“I learned so much from the resilience and grace that so many refugees show in the face of such dire circumstances, and I feel honored to have built relationships with some of them,” Arbiter said.
Arbiter said Samaritan’s Purse focuses on serving in places of great need.
Samaritan’s Purse also conducts Operation Christmas Child (OCC), partnering with churches and organizations to deliver gifts and share the gospel message with children around the world.
CBU has participated in OCC since 2012. In 2017, the CBU community packed more than 950 shoeboxes in a campus-wide effort, with several departments and schools donating items for the shoeboxes. Additionally, FOCUS groups assembled the boxes and the Associated Students of CBU provided food for the event.