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Overcoming Tragedy Upon Tragedy

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Overcoming Tragedy Upon Tragedy

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Allen, a retired Army veteran, lost his beloved wife of 55 years to cancer. Then he lost his home to Hurricane Harvey. With no flood insurance and limited income, Allen tried to pick up the pieces of his shattered...

Disabled Senior Loses Home

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Disabled Senior Loses Home

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Priscilla’s failing health kept her from saving what was left of her flooded home after Hurricane Harvey. Without running water or power, she slept in the back of her SUV, waiting for the city to tear her house do...

Knowing You’re Going to Drown

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Knowing You’re Going to Drown

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Mary thought she and her husband would perish when their truck stalled in the rising waters of Hurricane Harvey. They were rescued, but they lost their home in the flood. See how this family and many others saw a ...

Grandma Walks Four Hours for Water

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Grandma Walks Four Hours for Water

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In Kenya, Numyuk’s grandmother made the daily four-hour round trip for water, leaving the young girl alone. Help came for both of them through CBN’s Operation Blessing and compassionate partners. See how their liv...

“Get out now! Water’s rising!”

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“Get out now! Water’s rising!”

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Brenda grabbed her medications and fled her Texas home as floodwaters rose in the streets. Seven days later, she returned to find everything ruined. It would cost thousands just to strip it to the bare walls. Then...

Home Alone Night and Day

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Home Alone Night and Day

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Sergio lived alone in a ramshackle hut in Peru waiting for his mom to return from work on weekends. The 10-year-old was always hungry and afraid because he had no water, electricity or locks on the door. Sergio vi...

The Flood Left Her Nothing…

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The Flood Left Her Nothing…

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Maria wept as she watched the floodwaters take her home and possessions. She had no place to live, and no drinking water. She could only cry by the roadside, “Water! Water!” No one answered—until friends like you ...

When Hard Work Isn’t Enough

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When Hard Work Isn’t Enough

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In their 15 years of marriage, Tim, Vikki and their four children have remained close despite health problems, lay-offs, and a move that caused them to lose nearly all they had. With more bills piling up and a lim...

“Grandma, What Are We Going to Do?”

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“Grandma, What Are We Going to Do?”

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Cathy deeply cared for her three grandsons. Their parents gave them up to foster care. Their innocent question, “What are we going to do, Grandma?” moved Cathy to tears. When a sudden heart attack threatened her l...

Empty Stomach, Starving Brain

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Empty Stomach, Starving Brain

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At 14, David had a rough life. He lost his home and parents in a typhoon and went to live with relatives. David was determined to make his own way and go to school, so he carried water jugs at 10 cents apiece. Fin...

Abandoned Because of an Ugly Face

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Abandoned Because of an Ugly Face

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Siti’s parents abandoned her because she was born with a disfiguring cleft lip. Now she’s 2 and her grandmother is having a hard time keeping her healthy. First, malnutrition, then TB infected this precious child....

“Even the Air Conditioner Melted!”

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“Even the Air Conditioner Melted!”

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Their entire community in Haifa, Israel was engulfed by a raging wildfire. Nili Keren’s family was among the 70,000 residents who evacuated. When they returned, everything was ashes. Through their tears they saw s...

No Safety in a Plastic House

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No Safety in a Plastic House

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Roxana’s husband died trying to rescue a fellow fisherman. Without an income, she lost her house and struggled to support her daughter. They lived in fear because her makeshift house wasn’t safe from intruders. Di...

Empty Pots. Empty Stomachs.

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Empty Pots. Empty Stomachs.

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A back injury kept Jorge’s dad from working. Jorge tried to put food on the table by raising chickens. When the stove pots were empty, Jorge offered his last two birds to feed the family. See his father’s tearful ...

No Food To Bring For the Hungry

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No Food To Bring For the Hungry

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When her class was asked to bring food for the poor, Mirian was ashamed. Her family had no food to spare, and she would often go without meals. See what happens when the teacher realizes that Mirian is among the h...

Neck Deep in Dirty Water

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Neck Deep in Dirty Water

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It’s no place for a pregnant mother. But Lilia had to spend up to 8 hours a day tending her nets in dirty river water to feed her son and grandson. Sometimes she didn’t catch enough to feed them. If only she had a...

It Was a Christmas They’ll Never Forget

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It Was a Christmas They’ll Never Forget

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The family was thankful to escape the flood with their lives, and they planned to spend Christmas in an RV on their water-drenched property. But wait! Little did they know that friends like you were planning an ex...

Watching Their Cardboard Home Collapse

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Watching Their Cardboard Home Collapse

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Johana’s rickety house of wood, cardboard and tin was scary enough, especially when the winds blew. Then it happened. Crack! Her family escaped just in time to see their home fall down. Even their stove was destro...

Look out for snakes!

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Look out for snakes!

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Twice a day, every day, Jacinta and her two daughters took a rocky path down from their mountain home in Honduras to fetch water. When mom fell and hurt her back, Carol got this dangerous job. Deadly snakes and th...

100 Degrees in Class and No Water to Drink

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100 Degrees in Class and No Water to Drink

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Ariela’s classroom in Honduras often reached 100 degrees and the kids had only filthy water to drink. God bless you for doing something about these unimaginable conditions! Hear what Ariela and her grateful classm...

He Never Had a Christmas Present…Until Now!

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He Never Had a Christmas Present…Until Now!

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Rocio's parents have never been able to afford a single Christmas present for their six children. See how friends like you made it possible for this family to not only thrive, but to give them a Christmas they'll ...

Single Mom Welcomes Operation Blessing Disaster Relief

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Single Mom Welcomes Operation Blessing Disaster Relief

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Maria Gonzales was proud of her lovely home in Fayetteville, North Carolina until floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew ruined it. Operation Blessing mobilized a team of volunteers to help this single mom get back on...

North Carolina Flood Victims Grateful for Helping Hand

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North Carolina Flood Victims Grateful for Helping Hand

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As floodwaters rose above 20 feet onto the Johnson’s property and into their home, the couple felt scared and helpless. Operation Blessing was quick to mobilize volunteers to help with recovery.

Helping Louisiana Police In Need

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Helping Louisiana Police In Need

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In the wake of the recent flooding in Louisiana, Operation Blessing and a team of more than 200 volunteers is helping people get back on their feet. In Denham Springs, they're reaching out to one group in particul...

Too Much Time With Too Little Money

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Too Much Time With Too Little Money

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Jason had worked for the same company for 17 years when downsizing caught him by surprise. After three months of job hunting, Jason and his wife Ashley began using credit cards to support their four children. They...

A Flood of Heartache

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A Flood of Heartache

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Even before the flood, it was difficult to have three generations living under one roof. The boys were still dealing with the grief of losing their dad in a car accident. Now, their home was a disaster. All of the...

When a Disaster Destroys Your Company

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When a Disaster Destroys Your Company

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Casimiro thanked God that his family survived the earthquake in Ecuador. Sadly, his air conditioning repair business was totally destroyed, and he had to let his employees go. Watch how Casimiro reacted to this se...

LA Floods: What the News Didn’t Cover

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LA Floods: What the News Didn’t Cover

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CBN’s Operation Blessing disaster relief team arrived in Louisiana even before the floodwaters abated. Exclusive footage shows relief aid delivered by boat and military vehicle to hundreds of isolated flood victim...

Helping a Sinking Single Mom

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Helping a Sinking Single Mom

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Rocio’s water taxi was damaged beyond repair, leaving her without a livelihood—ferrying people up and down the Amazon river. She lost her only source of income to support her elderly mother and three children. See...

“I saw the river coming towards us—right through the house.”

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“I saw the river coming towards us—right through the house.”

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Before Timmy knew it, water was rising in his backyard and a river was running through Jacqueline’s house. The flooding in Denham Springs, Louisiana, was unexpected, widespread, and devastating to the families hit...

“Don’t cry mommy, God will provide!”

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“Don’t cry mommy, God will provide!”

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Natividad depended upon her old sewing machine for her livelihood. When it broke, the family’s income was gone! To make matters worse she became ill with an infection. All she could do was cry—until someone came t...

“Don’t cry mommy, God will provide!”

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“Don’t cry mommy, God will provide!”

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Natividad depended upon her old sewing machine for her livelihood. When it broke, the family’s income was gone! To make matters worse she became ill with an infection. All she could do was cry—until someone came t...

Student faints from hunger

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Student faints from hunger

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This shouldn’t be happening today! Nine-year-old Luis tried to suppress his hunger by drinking only water—12 glasses in one day. Each day, his single mom struggled to find steady work to feed her family, but water...

Student faints from hunger

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Student faints from hunger

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This shouldn’t be happening today! Nine-year-old Luis tried to suppress his hunger by drinking only water—12 glasses in one day. Each day, his single mom struggled to find steady work to feed her family, but water...

An 11-Year-Old Boy Becomes Man of the House

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An 11-Year-Old Boy Becomes Man of the House

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In order to help his single mother deal with the demands of childcare, 11-year-old Brian quit school to help her. Operation Blessing was able to set the family up with a small business in order to help provide for...

An 11-Year-Old Boy Becomes Man of the House

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An 11-Year-Old Boy Becomes Man of the House

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In order to help his single mother deal with the demands of childcare, 11-year-old Brian quit school to help her. Operation Blessing was able to set the family up with a small business in order to help provide for...

Charities Join Forces to Provide a Blessed Christmas

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Charities Join Forces to Provide a Blessed Christmas

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Operation Blessing works with The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots to bless families with groceries and gifts.

Charities Join Forces to Provide a Blessed Christmas

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Charities Join Forces to Provide a Blessed Christmas

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Operation Blessing works with The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots to bless families with groceries and gifts.

Desperate Mother Turned Away From Fifteen Hospitals

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Desperate Mother Turned Away From Fifteen Hospitals

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After fifteen hospitals said they couldn’t help, a desperate mother from Honduras turns to CBN’s Operation Blessing for a cleft lip surgery to save her toddler.

Fadiya West Bank

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Fadiya West Bank

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Fadiya is a Muslim Palestinian living in Hebron. She got married at 17, but the relationship became abusive and Fadiya wanted a way out. After ten years, she got divorced, but because it is culturally unacceptable...