Helping vulnerable people in remote areas is at the core of many relief organizations. It certainly is for Samaritan’s Purse, a faith-based humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in need as part of Christian missionary work. We spoke with Dorothy de Vuyst of Samaritan’s Purse. She tells us about her organization and what she has experienced on the road to faraway places.Samaritan’s Purse Wants to Go to the Most Difficult Places “We’re an organization that really wants to go to the most difficult places where the needs are the greatest. I think that characterizes us,” says Dorothy de Vuyst, Samaritan’s Purse Canada’s regional director for Africa. “We’re a faith-based organization, and that continues to be a primary aspect of what we do. We firmly believe that helping people in difficult situations is not only addressing physical needs, but also spiritual ones.”“People need God’s love,” Dorothy continues. “Especially in situations like Iraq, South Sudan, and the Congo. There is a belief within the organization that God’s love and peace are foundational to solving some of these conflict issues. That is the message that we bring as an organization.”The story of Samaritan’s Purse began in 1970 with a vision “to meet emergency needs in crisis areas through existing evangelical mission agencies and national churches.” It was founded by American Baptist minister Bob Pierce, who twenty years earlier had established another faith-based relief organization, World Vision. In the decades to follow, Samaritan’s Purse has expanded their direct aid and program funding to more than 100 countries around the world, mostly in remote areas.