Guiding Principles

Tangible Help for the Poor

Our efforts are directed toward relieving distress and poverty among those most in need in such a way as to give them a tangibly better life.

We seek to empower people and communities to improve their lives through sustainable solutions to poverty and marginalisation, rather than just giving hand-outs.

Long-term Relationships

Our projects operate in partnership with organisations and indigenous leaders in our target countries with whom we have developed long-term relationships because it means: (1) Greater effectiveness through local insight, (2) Efficient use of money and other resources through the use of existing infrastructure on the ground, (3) Greater financial and operational accountability.

Reconciliation and Unity

Reconciling the world to God in Christ, and people and cultural groups to each other is God’s priority.

Love for All 

God’s great love for us and for the world is our motivation, and defines the way we relate to all people.

The Kingdom of God 

We believe that God is restoring the world through Jesus Christ. We join him in his work and provide hands-on opportunities for others to do so too.

Establishing New Faith Communities

We want to plant new churches, and remain open to God’s guidance in contextualising our efforts.

Mobilising Local Churches

We seek to train and empower local churches in both contributing and focus countries to engage in Christ’s restoration project, because this is central to their call. We give away resources, opportunity and knowledge for the purpose of serving this end.