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Review for Good Samaritan Ministries, Beaverton, OR, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As someone who volunteered for a while and eventually worked as staff I would say this organization knows what it means to "love God and love your neighbors". Good Samaritan Ministries (GSM) works hard everyday to relationally lift people higher in their potential and to work on the harder stuff we often don't want to deal with through counseling and programs designed to develop the whole person.

GSM leads people to self discover potential blind spots, emotional road blocks and behavioral issues based on the ethic found in the story of the Good Samaritan. This timeless story still challenges everyday people and the most respected theologians about what it means to love sacrificially, love those who need it most, and even those who don't deserve it. Consequently, GSM offers donation-supported tools and programs and I was able to quickly see that this organization leads by example.

Using actions rather than just words and doctrine, or opinions, it is through their domestic and international programs I could see their local/global impact. They provide widow and orphan programs, micro business to lift poor families, addiction recovery, donation based (no fee) counseling services, personal training, and long standing commitments to teach and sponsor kids through education who could NEVER otherwise afford good schooling. .

Simply put, Good Samaritan Ministries is a Kingdom focused, and Kingdom expanding organization. Their calling over 40 years ago was actually to "teach (demonstrate/lead) nothing but the Kingdom of God". I think their calling, resulting ministry actions, and longevity speaks to the effectiveness of this organization which is why I will continue to support Good Samaritan Ministries. I have enjoyed connecting others to this amazing organization.

Role:  Donor