"Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind."
Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. The goal is for each child to become a responsible and fulfilled adult.
Compassion's work has grown from modest beginnings in South Korea in 1952 when American evangelist Rev. Everett Swanson felt compelled to help 35 children orphaned by the Korean conflict. Today it is a worldwide ministry where millions of children are now reaping the benefits of one man's clear, God-given vision.
Food for the Hungry seeks to end ALL forms of human poverty by going to the hard places and walking with the world’s most vulnerable people. They’ve been serving through purposeful relief and development for over four decades. They believe in the fight against poverty, which is why they serve the vulnerable in over 20 countries globally. They're moved and inspired by their Christian belief that every person has intrinsic value, and that it’s their responsibility to advocate for the poor and marginalized without regard to race, creed or nationality and without adverse distinction of any kind. They serve on the basis of need alone. They strive to respect the culture and customs of the people we serve in order to preserve their humanity and dignity.
They provide life-changing resources such as clean water, medical aid, food, equal educational opportunities to girls and boys, vocational training and empowerment in the midst of unimaginable hardships. Their view of poverty is holistic and complex. They honor the people we serve by inviting them to contribute to the process. They are grateful to be invited into the communities we serve and work side-by-side with local leaders, responding to their needs with transformative solutions, which are both sustainable and implemented at the hands of the communities themselves.