Jul 30 2009

Where Is Your Heart in the World?

TEAR Fund NZ The way we fight poverty is through holistic child development. The combination of children and poverty is the laser focus of our mission. We speak up for the most vulnerable.

But if your call to serve the poor extends beyond holistic child development, which it does for many people, we’d like to introduce you to our partner TEAR Fund New Zealand.

TEAR Fund stands for The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund, and its purpose is to glorify God by extending His kingdom in ministry to the poor, oppressed and disadvantaged, and to encourage God’s people to live out the values and principles of His kingdom by sharing with those in need.

TEAR Fund New Zealand represents the compassion of Jesus. This organization partners with local Christian organizations and churches in developing countries who use local staff to work directly with the poorest people, helping the poor find their own solutions, cutting out the middleman and reducing costs.

Microenterprise, community development projects and disaster relief are TEAR Fund New Zealand’s key activities, but that’s not all this ministry does. Right now, it’s working to eradicate the Guinea worm in Côte d’Ivoire, and also has programs to fight adult illiteracy and sexual slavery, among others.

TEAR Fund New Zealand offers child sponsorship too, but does that through us. Sponsoring a child with TEAR Fund New Zealand is sponsoring a child through Compassion.

Although our friend is from New Zealand, you can still partner with this Christian aid and development agency. Visit tearfund.co.nz to learn more.

We promise they don’t write with an accent…then again, maybe they do.

Oh yeah, you may like this. TEAR Fund New Zealand’s non-sponsorship programs are conducted in places of the world we don’t currently work.

  • Afghanistan
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Malawi
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Palestine
  • Sudan

So if your heart is in those parts of the world, TEAR Fund New Zealand would be pleased to meet you.

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  1. Amy Wallace
    Jul 30, 2009
    at 4:26 am

    I love how Compassion partners with all of these great organizations

  2. Jul 30, 2009
    at 6:29 am

    very cool…thanks for the info!

    And I second what Amy said!

  3. Cheryl J
    Jul 30, 2009
    at 7:49 am

    Oh, this is wonderful to hear! I often have people asking me about those types of areas. And it is a place to turn when the news pulls my heart that direction. Blessings to you for reaching out beyond the regular child partnership and working with them to reach out further than the regular Compassion sponsorship goes.

  4. Mike Stephens
    Jul 30, 2009
    at 9:52 am

    Interesting, great to know!!!!!!! I am amazed at how many great organizations there are!

  5. Jul 30, 2009
    at 11:02 am

    For people who have a heart for children in Egypt, another place where Compassion and World Vision aren’t, Coptic Orphans has a comprehensive program for fatherless children. They’ve been around more than 20 years, and have a 4-star rating on charity navigator. It’s an indigenous organization, founded and run by Egyptian Christians, which gives them insight and access to some of the most remote and in-need places in Egypt. Sponsorships and personal relationships are at the heart of their work. And yes, I work for them. Lived in Egypt for almost 10 years doing development work at a government level, but jumped ship to the non-profit sector when I found Coptic Orphans to be one of the most, if not the most, effective organizations that has enough scale to be both efficient and effective. http://www.copticorphans.org

  6. Josh Valley
    Jul 30, 2009
    at 11:58 am

    I just ordered a course/resource from Tearfund called Just People…it’s awesome! And they definitely speak with the accent (lol), which I actually kind of enjoy. I love how God is changing so many lives through organizations like Tearfund and Compassion. And that last part really pumps me up!Strategic!…I believe Jesus is strategic as well :)

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