GSM is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization*. During a biblical archaeological tour in 1976 at the ancient walls of Nineveh, founder Bettie P. Mitchell answered the call to “go and teach nothing but the Kingdom of God.”
Our Mission: Empowering people to live and love as Good Samaritans
Our Vision: To develop relationships worldwide that demonstrate the love of Jesus in Action
What we do every day:
Through thousands of loving volunteers in over a dozen offices in the Pacific Northwest (OR, WA, ID), Good Samaritan Ministries (GSM) provides services to men, women, professionals, families, children, and really anyone in need of heartfelt healing, encouragement,or empowerment. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization all Good Samaritan services are provide through donation support and volunteer effort.
GSM offers similar services internationally. Located in over 30 countries, our centers touch the lives of those in need by providing encouragement through service such as widow and orphan programs, care for the elderly, counseling/mentoring, empowerment classes, education for children, and MUCH more.
Last year GSM extended scholarships to over 8000 students and provided support to over 70 schools and hundreds of classrooms worldwide. GSM provides programs for food, nurseries, micro credit, orphanages, life skills, agricultural and vocational training.
More than 95% of the GSM’s funding comes from private, individual donations. The activities in each country are sponsored by a “Satellite.” A satellite is a connection of family, friends, neighbors and colleagues who organize themselves to raise money in support of GSM leaders in their adopted country while building lifelong relationships.
2012 Form 990 and Schedules