June 13, 2024

Representatives from Samaritan’s Purse spoke at California Baptist University Nov. 16 about the opportunities the global nonprofit organization has to offer students.

Best known for its program Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse is involved in much more, and its representatives were able to share opportunities in nearly every field while also  spreading the gospel.

“The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them,” the organization’s website said for the inspiration of its origins. “After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, ‘Go and do likewise.’”

Lisa Singer, employee relations specialist and event coordinator at the CBU Career Center, said she was excited about this opportunity, not only for those who would be helped, but also for those students who may choose to pursue the internship options offered.

“This is an opportunity for internships in anything from public health, engineering, aviation, communication, marketing,” Singer said. “Pretty much if you have a discipline, they will put it to use. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Many students were able to attend the event and reflect on the work for which the nonprofit organization is known.

Jesse Chen, junior international studies major, mentioned its impact on individuals and communities at large.

“They not only provide physical aid and relief to hurting people around the world, but also have many good community developmental programs,” Chen said.

Elyse DeFore, senior intercultural studies major was enthralled for this chance.

“It would be a dream to work for them,” DeFoe said. “It really would.”

More information on Samaritan’s Purse and the offered positions can be found at the Career Center.

All disciplines are welcome, and those who desire to spread Christianity to the world.

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