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The mission we choose to accept
We are compelled by love to see things made right where poverty and brokenness exist. We work collaboratively to build capacity in local organisations, in order to release potential, restore dignity and reconcile relationships.
There is suffering and injustice all around us - our heart is to see these things put right. But it's not only about poverty - people can experience brokenness in lots of different ways. We aim to see the whole person restored, ourselves included.
What makes us different
Collaboration is key. Our team in Australia has a lot to offer - talents, experience, resources, knowledge. But we also see that locals and local organisations are the best placed to do the work we are together passionate about.
We partner with local NGOs who are like-minded in vision and values - we come alongside to offer what we have to increase their capacity so that together, we can help more people and ensure the work we are engaged in is sustainable for the long term.
What we value:
Enduring, patient, kind
not envious, boastful or on display
not conceited, proud or rude
not insisting on our own rights or our own way not self-seeking, touchy, fretful or resentful. Not taking account of wrong done against us
not rejoicing in injustice and unrighteousness - rejoicing when truth and right prevail.
Inclusive, diverse, respectful, empowering, humble, unified
we don't have all the answers
we can achieve more together than we can alone. Relationship is not a means to an end - it is an end in itself.
People, not projects
here to serve - it's a responsibility and an honour, we no longer regard people from a worldly point of view
not about me, us, or the organisation
family unit as the base of society
Truth, honesty, trust
tell it like it is, admit mistakes
in who we are and what we do
walking the talk, doing what we say
no masks - the same people in all contexts.
Quality over quantity.
good enough is not good enough
in who we are (character) and in what we do (action)
giving our best.
We can't do it alone, we don't know it all, we ourselves are broken, weak and poor. This is not our work - it's God's - we are dependent on Him. Reliant on God in our decision-making
Living by Christian values
Compelled By Love is an organisation with Christian values and worldview. Jesus is central to who we are, what we do and what we believe. It is the love we ourselves have experienced from God, which compels us to extend His love to others.
We do not exclude or discriminate against anyone based on their religion or beliefs, and we do not use tax-deductible funds for evangelistic purposes. The people we work with in our projects come from a variety of different faiths and backgrounds, and as an organisation we seek to promote a culture of respect, humility and acceptance of each other, no matter our beliefs.
Love, forgiveness, dignity and reconciliation are Christian concepts that are found and expressed in the Bible - and these are key to our work.
Those who support Compelled By Love's work include Christians, as well as people from other faiths, religions and understandings.
We see thriving communities that support, connect,
empower and inspire
individuals taking steps towards wholeness, full potential and restored dignity, facilitated by
effective, local organisations who are affirmed, encouraged and increased in capacity through collaboration with
Compelled By Love living out our calling and unique shape for the service of others, enabled by
supporters who advocate and give to see lives transformed.
Our Purpose is to:
Conduct Compelled By Love to display the love of Jesus and advance God’s Kingdom through practical action;
To relieve human suffering and distress in those in need of benevolence, restoring their dignity and value;
To identify potential in people, and work to provide opportunities and conditions in which they can live independent, meaningful lives;
To innovate and work for the relief from, and eradication of, poverty through sustainable community development, and improve quality of life for those in need of benevolence;
To raise first-world awareness and provide opportunities for people to see a different perspective and take action to make a positive difference in the developing world through the work of Compelled By Love.