We are watching as stories of suffering turn into stories of life.

Mothers who used to sell themselves at night for pocket change, are starting businesses and changing their community.

Young girls who were preyed upon by traffickers are seeing their worth, gaining confidence, and protecting themselves against exploitation.

Kids with disabilities who were on the fringes have access to case-managed care and a loving family of friends and staff at our community centers.

Young children who were wandering the streets during the day have a safe place to play and learn.

This Christmas, your church is invited to participate in a joyful exchange of life with our friends in East Java, Indonesia. Christmas Offerings at local churches continue to make this ministry a reality. Will you join us?

 

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The Cemetery Outreach Story

We are providing microloans, educational sponsorships, skills training, parenting classes, and many other much-needed services for families as they fight for a better future. Will your congregation help us walk alongside them with life-giving resources and individualized care?

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Christmas Offering Media Kit

We have put together a beautiful media kit to equip you to effectively lead your congregation through the Christmas Offering. The kit includes short and powerful videos, photos from our ministry in East Java, slides with information about Compassion First, and printable handouts.

Meet our friends

This community is sacred ground. The families we serve reveal a piece of who Jesus is that is not found anywhere else. Many of these women and children have suffered abuse, exploitation, and trafficking. Most are disabled, orphaned, ill, or widowed, and all of their situations are informed by severe poverty. In their suffering and in the darkness, Jesus is moving powerfully and bringing hope, life, and joy.

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An Offering for Vulnerable Families

God cradles the broken places of the world in the arms of his church. The life we are witnessing in this community is largely supported by Christmas offerings gathered and given by churches like yours. Would you consider inviting your congregation to join us in the cemetery through a designated offering this Christmas?

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PARTNER WITH MOTHERS

Mothers who used to sell themselves at night for pocket change, are starting businesses and changing their community.

Will you help us expand opportunities for women in this community?

EMPOWER WOMEN AND GIRLS

Young women and girls who are preyed upon by traffickers are seeing their worth, gaining confidence, and protecting themselves against exploitation. These girls are strong, resilient, and full of hope.

Will your church invest in them with us?

SUPPORT FAMILIES

We are providing microloans, educational sponsorships, skills training, parenting classes,
and many other much-needed services for vulnerable families in this community.

Will your congregation walk alongside these families?

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CHRISTMAS OFFERING

Connect with Us

It’s not required, but we would love to connect with you if you’re interested in taking a Christmas Offering. You can email Mary Robertson, our Associate Director of Development, at mrobertson@compassionfirst.org or call 503-207-1320.

Use the Media Kit

We have put together a beautiful media kit to equip you to effectively lead your congregation through the Christmas Offering. The kit includes short and powerful videos, photos from our ministry in East Java, slides with information about Compassion First, and printable handouts.

Request a Speaker

CF speakers will be visiting churches in November and December to give short updates or full sermons about Compassion First. Let us know if you’re interested as soon as possible, because these weekends fill quickly.

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