Alliance Justice and Compassion resources and promotes the local and global ministries of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada that seek to bring wholeness and well-being to people made vulnerable by circumstances of poverty, disaster, and injustice. May the stories and thoughts inspire the reader to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Compassion Ministries - Our Best Kept Secret

     Whether it is a poor widow in West Africa receiving loaner goats to start her own herd, or a hungry man that lives on the street being fed by a local church in Canada - these ministries are not the first thing you think about when you consider what the Christian and Missionary Alliance is.  In reality, the family of Alliance Churches in Canada is recapturing the strategic priority of justice and compassion that was a part of our genesis over 100 years ago.  We are on a journey towards restoring a biblical balance of experiencing and expressing the whole Gospel of Jesus Christ.
     I have been mandated with the task of nurturing, resourcing, and promoting this by communicating our stories, promoting opportunities for individuals and churches to engage, and providing avenues for dialoguing, reflecting theologically and sharing best practices.  
     This blog will be one avenue to highlight stories from both churches and global ministry teams.  Here is a list of the kinds of ministries that we are engaged in: 

  • Community Health Education 
  • Medical clinics
  • HIV/AIDS education and care
  • Microeconomics
  • Well / clean water projects
  • Animal loans
  • International food aid
  • Agricultural development
  • Literacy 
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Work among refugees
  • Education for refugee children
  • Work with girls at risk
  • Vocational training 
  • abandoned baby rescue
  • Care for terminally ill cancer patients
  • Food banks
  • Clothing banks
  • Cold weather shelters
  • Chaplaincy
  • Parish nursing

Watch for specific stories in the coming days...

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