Why Compassion Ministries?
We are constantly awash in an endless stream of suffering and need. Pain and loss are on display on the news, the internet, in conversation, and in the vacant expressions of faces we see on the corner as we drive by. The sheer volume of it can seem so overwhelming that the only answer is shut it out, to mute our compassion so that it cannot interfere with our personal goals for peace and happiness. But as Christians, that is an answer we cannot accept. We believe that true contentment cannot be reached by protecting ourselves from suffering, but by the Holy Spirit living the Christlife within us. That Spirit compels us to love without bias.
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
– 1 John 3:17-18
We cannot stop the suffering in our broken world, but we can act as channels of God’s love for those in need while we are here.
Church-wide Compassion Project
“Thongkouang is a tiny village of about 1,000 people in rural Laos. Families here have lived in extreme poverty for generations. Parents struggle to earn enough to feed their children, who often forego their education in order to work and help support the family.
Situated just a few miles from the Thai border—a gateway to Thailand’s dangerous and notorious sex tourism industry—the village is a target for traffickers who lure young girls and boys with deceptive offers for work. Many children and families migrate to Thailand, only to disappear and never be heard from again.”
Gospel Community Church is partnering with World Concern to bring the love of Christ to Thongkouang through wise compassion, working not only to meet needs at hand, but to involve the villagers in the process of breaking the root causes that perpetuate the deep poverty and vulnerability of the area.
Join the project here!
- Child Sponsorship– Lifting up orphans and street kids
- Crisis Response– Collecting and distributing resources quickly
- Community Transformation– Breaking cycles of poverty