Project Compassion began its ministry to the people of Mexico in 1991. During the first five years we made hundreds of single and five-day trips into the Northern and Central Baja regions providing free medical care where there was little or no care available. We were also instrumental in building clinics, planting churches, and assisting orphanages.
In 1995, our capabilities grew to allow us to perform weeklong clinics in other developing nations. This has proven to be our area of expertise, and we have assisted tens of thousands in need all over the world.
Project Compassion has responded to emergency requests, and has provided disaster relief from devastating events such as Hurricane Mitch to Nicaragua and Honduras, and earthquake relief to El Salvador. Our global response outreaches have included Central and South America, the Pacific Islands, Asia, Europe, and Africa. We continue to receive requests for help from all around the world.
Project Compassion is a Christ Centered organization whose primary purpose is to share God’s love by ministering to the physical and spiritual needs of all people through outreaches.
Project Compassion is a multi-denominational medical mission’s organization dedicated to advancing the gospel of Jesus Christ. We hold to the central teachings of scripture, that the Bible is the inspired word of God. We believe in the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and came to earth as God incarnate. He suffered and died on the cross, and after three days, he rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. We believe that Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead, and that the Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost and lives in our hearts today when we accept him as our Lord and Savior.
Although Project Compassion is multi-denominational, we are united in our core beliefs. Although there are many doctrinal differences in the people that serve on the teams, our main focus is to advance the Gospel by assisting local churches and missionaries in their work, and to help those in need.
By focusing on our commonality and lovingly tolerating our differences, we show the love of Jesus Christ to those we minister to. Since the teams are made up of individual persons from many denominational backgrounds, it is not the intent of Project Compassion to promote or discourage personal doctrinal beliefs. We ask that all team members be considerate and understanding of others personal beliefs and practices, particularly in different cultures and countries.
Project Compassion - What We Do
Project Compassion operates by responding to the personal invitation of a local church or missonary within a developing country. The clinic is used as an evangelistic outreach to their community. It has proven to be an effective and positive influence on the community and is considered a valuable resource to those that work in developing nations. The experience also provides a potentially life changing encounter for the volunteers that may deepen the mission awareness and encourage further participation.
Through a strong network of dedicated individuals, we are able to bring our proven and invaluable service directly to the point of need. Most often the clinic sites are in very rural and remote locations where medical care is limited or inaccessible.
All volunteers are used to run a full-functioning clinic, regardless of the volunteer’s career experience. A medical background is not essential, as we draw from the talents and knowledge of each individual. The environment varies with each country we visit, and we have conducted clinics in both churches and schools, local clinics and orphanages, and are even completely functional in open fields with mud-walled thatched-roof huts!
Accommodations vary from trip to trip and range anywhere from five star hotels to sleeping in hammocks as guests of indigenous people. Likewise the team meals can provide a flavor of adventure. Some are taken from wonderful local restaurants, with items not available in the U.S. Other times meals are cooked over an open fire in the middle of a jungle. One thing is for sure: Every time, it is an experience!
Our clinic can be set up in approximately thirty minutes, even in the most remote locations. We provide all equipment needed to obtain vital statistics on each visitor and supplies necessary for the physicians to perform examination/diagnoses. We also provide a fully stocked pharmacy to fill the prescriptions written by the examiners. Clinic logistics provides for private individual examination with the physicians, as well as one-on-one sharing in the Prayer and Counseling area.