Dear Friends,
International Samaritan came into being through the Spirit of God, the same Spirit that touched our hearts to do this work.  That Spirit guides us in the places we serve, and leads us to service in other lands. 
That founding Spirit also gives us strength to help the desperately poor and alleviate the effects of their poverty.  We are not eliminating poverty, but we are reducing its severity for those we serve, and the Spirit bids us continue.
The Service Learning Trips of summer 2012 made many positive changes, both in the lives of those we serve and in the lives of our volunteers.  We are already working on our 2013 Service Trips, where more positive changes will occur.  Please join us.
In the Lord,
Fr. Don Vettese, S.J.