Our mission, vision, values and history

Our mission is to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty around the world.

Our vision is to help build a faith-based global health movement to save lives and transform people through the power of Christ's love.


We are Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of the world. We depend on God and value prayer in all we do. We are concerned about the physical and the spiritual needs of the people we serve. We serve everyone in need, regardless of race, creed or gender. We affirm the involvement of volunteers from various faith backgrounds in our work. We conduct ourselves with sensitivity and respect when working with people of other faiths.

Integrity: We are honest in our communications, transparent and accountable in our finances, and trustworthy in our relationships.

Compassion: We care deeply about the dignity of people who suffer in our world and are motivated by God’s love to bring love, hope, and peace to people in need.

Teamwork: We promote teamwork in our relationships with those we serve, in our collaboration with other groups who share a common mission, in our partnerships with donors and volunteers, and in our interaction as staff and board.

Voluntarism: We enable people to contribute their gifts, time and energy in ways that truly make a difference.

Excellence: We provide high quality, effective, responsive programs because those we serve and those who support us count on us to do so.

Innovation: We encourage creative approaches that leverage the skills, knowledge and resources entrusted to us.