Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $48,722
55%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 55%!! Thank you all very much for your continuing support!

Keyword: samaritan

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Man Gives the Shoes Off His Feet to Stranger in Need at Kentucky Chick-fil-A

    12/20/2017 5:34:26 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    MSN ^ | 12-19-17
    Hallie Cassady’s family eats at Chick-fil-A in Bowling Green, Kentucky at least once a week. But last week’s visit to their favorite restaurant wasn’t like the others. Chowing down with her loved ones, the 13 year old witnessed a gesture of kindness that will alter her perspective forever. That day Hallie was one of many customers who noticed an old man in need of some help. "His shoes were being held together with duct tape," the teenager recalled to WBKO. Another diner noticed the man too, and Hallie says she watched as he looked in him the eye, took off...
  • Good Samaritan kills woman's attacker at Walmart (assaulted mother with infant in parking lot)

    09/12/2016 8:55:17 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 12 Sep 2016
    Two Good Samaritans are being credited with saving a woman’s life after she was attacked by two suspected carjackers who hit her over the head after she left Walmart was putting her infant child into a car seat in the store parking lot in Shawnee, Kansas on Sunday. A bystander, who rushed to the aid of the woman after hearing her screams, was shot multiple times by one of the suspects, according to police. Another Good Samaritan saw what happened, got out of his car and shot one of the attackers dead. A shopper who had just exited the store...
  • Good Samaritan killed after helping pull SUV from ditch.

    08/16/2016 7:47:16 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 113 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/16/2016
    <p>NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two South Carolina teenagers are charged with murder in the shooting death of a good Samaritan who helped them pull an SUV out of a ditch.</p> <p>North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor tells local news outlets the victim stopped to help the teens pull the vehicle out of a ditch about 11 p.m. Monday and was robbed and shot after the vehicle was freed. The name of the victim, who died at the scene, was not immediately released.</p>
  • NC sheriff: Good Samaritan fatally shot after stopping to help driver

    01/23/2016 7:40:54 AM PST · by csvset · 72 replies
    WNCN ^ | January 23, 2016 | WBTV Web Staff
    CATAWBA, N.C. (WBTV) - A good Samaritan, who stopped to help a driver who spun out on ice, was fatally shot by the driver in Catawba County. According to the Catawba County Sheriff, a driver spun out on ice along Mathis Church Road Friday night. Neighbors who overheard the wreck, went out to check on the incident. The driver of a truck came up on the incident and pulled over the help the driver, later identified as 27-year-old Marvin Jacob Lee, of Claremont. According to the sheriff, Lee was acting odd and belligerent. The neighbors and good Samaritan were talking...
  • The Cab Ride I’ll Never Forget

    12/02/2015 11:09:43 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 36 replies
    There was a time in my life twenty years ago when I was driving a cab for a living. It was a cowboy's life, a gambler's life, a life for someone who wanted no boss, constant movement and the thrill of a dice roll every time a new passenger got into the cab. What I didn't count on when I took the job was that it was also a ministry. Because I drove the night shift, my cab became a rolling confessional. Passengers would climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity and tell me of their lives. We were...
  • The Story of the Samaritan Woman, as Beautifully Retold in a Movie Clip

    09/12/2015 9:06:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-11-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Story of the Samaritan Woman, as Beautifully Retold in a Movie Clip Msgr. Charles Pope • September 11, 2015 • There is a story in the Gospel of John that you surely remember: the Samaritan Woman at the Well. She was a woman with a “past.” She’d had five failed marriages, and was now just “shacked up.”And Jesus reached out to her in that searing noonday heat. He reached out to her across the barriers of race and sex. He endured her initial anger and stayed in a conversation with her. He spoke to her of her struggle with...
  • Texas Pizza Worker Takes Smoke Break and Saves Kidnapped Child

    07/13/2015 8:54:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    The Root ^ | July 13 2015 | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Courtney Best normally smokes behind the pizza shop where she works, but on this day she decided to take her smoke break out front, and that decision may have saved a 7-year-old’s life.On July 9 Courtney Best, 26, stepped outside the Papa Murphy's pizza in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she works, for a quick cigarette. Instead of her normal routine of going out back for a smoke, on this day she stepped out front, and the move may have saved a child's life. "I stepped outside, I was standing by the trash can, and I [saw] a white car pull...
  • Work of Samaritan's Purse

    08/06/2014 6:34:42 PM PDT · by Uri’el-2012 · 8 replies
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | Aug 6. 2014 | Franklin Graham
    Samaritan's Purse physician, SIM missionary are recovering in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital. Dr. Kent Brantly’s condition is improving as he remains in the isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. His wife, Amber, has been able to see him and said he was in good spirits. Dr. Brantly, who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia, is being treated at a special unit set up in collaboration with the CDC to treat patients who are exposed to certain serious infectious diseases. He was flown to the U.S. in a medical evacuation plane equipped with...
  • Healthcare Sharing Ministries Provide Christ-Honoring Alternative to Insurance Under Obamacare

    10/19/2013 3:19:33 PM PDT · by narses · 16 replies
    Christian News ^ | 10/12/13 | Heather Clark
    As the deadline looms for American citizens to comply with the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, many Christians are scrambling to understand their enrollment options. But many may be unaware of the fact that Obamacare provides a heath insurance exemption for people of faith who enroll in a Biblically-based healthcare sharing program. On pages 107 and 128 of the Affordable Care Act, Christians who participate in healthcare sharing ministries are exempt from the “individual mandate” to obtain health insurance. The legislation reads, “…Exemptions from Individual Responsibility Requirements — (A) In the case of an individual seeking exemption based...
  • Obamacare vs. Samaritan Health-Care Ministry: A Case Study

    10/19/2013 3:17:17 PM PDT · by narses · 7 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jim Epstein
    When Jason Morris' son Cole was two years old, he broke his thighbone and spent several weeks in a full-body cast. The medical bills came to about $13,000, but Morris, his wife, and six children don't have health insurance. Instead they belong to Samaritan Ministries, an organization of devout Christians who chip in to cover each other's medical bills. Following the usual process at Samaritan, members from all over the country mailed the Morris family small checks that added up to enough money to cover all the bills. "We had the emotional side of it," says Morris, "but the financial...
  • The good Samaritans caught on dashcam:including one who plucked a baby from the middle of a road

    05/05/2013 7:25:21 PM PDT · by rawhide · 8 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | May 4, 2013 | Jaymi Mccann
    Dashboard cameras are more commonly used for documenting car crashes, accidents and crimes, but one Youtube user has uploaded a series of goof deeds captured on the devices. The video, which was uploaded by ArkadiYM93, features a series of kind acts by good Samaritans in Russia. It has since gone viral, amassing more than 880,000 viewings in just a one day. The video has had a very positive response on the website as Youtube users expressed their gratitude to ArkadiYM93. Youtube user xlv90 wrote ‘This video is so inspiring. It actually made me just want to go out and start...
  • Good Samaritan vessel aids wooden-hull trawler

    12/14/2012 1:59:33 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    ap ^ | December 13, 2012
    KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Two Wrangell mariners are safe with the help of a Good Samaritan vessel. The Coast Guard says the wooden-hull trawler Carrie Arlene sent out a distress report . ... The Coast Guard and Wrangell Search and Rescue tried to reach the vessel but were turned back by foul weather.
  • Lodge To Serve Wounded Warriors

    06/23/2012 5:43:36 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 5 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 22, 2012 | Casey Grove
    <p>Blinded when a suicide bomber's car exploded in Mosul, Iraq, in 2005, Scotty Smiley was in Alaska this week speaking on behalf of a new wilderness lodge for wounded military members and their spouses.</p> <p>Capt. Smiley, the first blind, active-duty Army officer, stood in uniform on a Port Alsworth dock jutting into Lake Clark and said he was enjoying the sun and fresh air. He talked to reporters about how the bomb blast nearly wrecked his marriage half a dozen years ago. An all-expenses-paid retreat like the one starting this weekend, put on by evangelist Franklin Graham's charity Samaritan's Purse, would go a long way toward helping other couples' relationships and faith survive a spouse's lasting battlefield wounds, Smiley said.</p>
  • 2 arrested after fight, shooting at Hendersonville apartment(TN)

    03/13/2012 4:47:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Forrest Sanders
    HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A neighbor armed with a shotgun who rushed in to stop a fight inside a Hendersonville apartment is facing his own set of charges. Officers responded to a shots fired call at an apartment on Waterview Circle and determined that a man, identified as Charles Ferrell, 29, and a woman had been living together at the residence. Police determined that Ferrell attacked the woman, causing some minor bodily injury. During the assault, the female victim was physically forced into a bedroom. Police said when she left the bedroom, she was physically assaulted and threatened with a...
  • The Good Samaritan Shot to Kill

    10/22/2011 7:22:05 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 19 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-22-11 | david hanners
    Police called him a "Good Samaritan," but Minneapolis detectives were still investigating Friday the case of a man who shot and killed an armed robber he chased down the night before. The man who fired the fatal shot had a permit for his handgun and told police he used the weapon after the fleeing robber turned and confronted him behind a restaurant. Police spokesman Sgt. William Palmer said the department was leaning toward classifying the shooting as self-defense. "However, decisions on charging are left up to the county attorney's office. And since there's a death, it might even be taken...
  • Man who robbed elderly woman is fatally shot by witness in Minneapolis

    10/21/2011 5:15:12 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 53 replies
    the republic ^ | 10-20-11 | ap
    MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police say a man who witnessed an elderly woman being robbed and pistol-whipped shot and killed her attacker. Authorities say the armed robber confronted the woman in the parking lot of a grocery store about 10 p.m. Thursday, took her purse and hit her in the head with his gun. A man who witnessed the robbery chased the suspect and shot him. When police arrived, the witness told officers he had a permit to carry a gun and that he had shot the armed robbery suspect during a confrontation outside a nearby restaurant. He told officers where...
  • "Nobody's Shalom" / A modern Parable of The Good Samaritan

    10/16/2011 12:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/16/11 | Julian Dulce Vida
    "Nobody's Shalom" - World Premiere Laemmle Sunset 5 Hollywood California Written and Directed by Jullian Dulce Vida Academy Qualified for Live Action short category Oscar race 2008
  • Officials: Good Samaritan shot man he tried to help(TX)

    09/17/2011 9:19:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    chron.com ^ | 16 September, 2011 | Jazmine Ulloa
    A 62-year-old man who stopped to help a couple on the side of the road Thursday evening in Southeast Bexar County ended up shooting the man he was trying to help after he was allegedly attacked, Bexar County deputies said. A 31-year-old man and his wife had been traveling on FM 78 around 7 p.m. when their truck ran out of gas at Firestone Parkway, and the older man pulled over to help, deputies said. A dispute arose between the two men over how the husband was addressing his wife. Investigators believe the older man was assaulted before he fired...
  • Good Samaritan lassos pair of dogs trapped in canal

    09/03/2011 9:45:39 AM PDT · by algernonpj · 16 replies
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | September 1, 2011 | Phil Ferolito
    Noya Deats' routine walk along the Roza Canal turned disastrous Wednesday when her two dogs, Fawn and Nia, decided to take a swim. ... But once in the water, neither dog could get out because of the swift current. Unsure what to do, Deats ran alongside the canal to keep up with them while she called her husband, Matt, and the police. ... After watching the deputy struggle to rope the dogs, he [farm laborer Jesus Villanueva] took the lasso and said: "Let me see." ... Seconds later, he lassoed each dog in rapid succession, pulling them to safety.
  • Samaritan’s Purse: The Palins Pitch In

    05/04/2011 4:53:59 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 49 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 05/03/11 | Doug Brady
    The Palins were in Alabama today helping out with disaster relief in the wake of last week’s killer tornado outbreak. Via Samaritan’s Purse: Todd Palin, four-time winner of the Iron Dog off-road snowmobile race across Alaska, along with his wife, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, joined Samaritan’s Purse volunteers to help tornado victims in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday. “I came here to work hard,” Todd said. “There’s no point in being here if you’re not going to work hard.” After getting a safety briefing and talking with volunteers, the Palins joined a crew helping homeowner J.L. Price recover from the...