Following Jesus Where the Need is Greatest

We work with the local church to transform lives, restore relationships and lift people out of poverty.

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Our mission is to spread Christ’s mission of restoration across the world by giving people the resources they need to lift themselves out of economic, spiritual, physical and social poverty. 

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The local church can change the world.


The poor are precious to God

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We believe poverty is a result of the world’s brokenness and ruptured relationships with God, between people, and with creation. Our mission is to continue Christ’s mission of restoring these relationships.

We follow Jesus

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By His example and His words, Jesus calls us to serve those most deeply hurt by the brokenness of the world. We follow Jesus to where the need is greatest so we can serve in the centre of God’s calling.

God uses the Church to transform lives

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We work alongside local churches around the world to help them lift families out of poverty, respond to disaster, and radically transform their communities.

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People improved their diet through agricultural training
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Were able to save for a better future through Village Savings & Loans
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Received life-changing aid in times of crisis

The Surprise

March 27, 2019There isn’t much that can surprise the people living in the eastern DR Congo. After decades of weak government, foreign invasions and rebel activity they have seen it all. But what ... Read More

Ukume – A Woman with an Abundance of Hope

March 14, 2019Before the local church stepped in, Ukume Boltana’s life looked bleak. After her husband died, his family cast her out with no inheritance, so she didn’t have a mere penny ... Read More

Resolute Asnakech – Extraordinary Growth

March 4, 2019As a mother of seven children, Resolute often worried about how to feed her large family. So she quickly embraced the offer from Tearfund’s local church partner to learn how ... Read More
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