Compassion Fund: Global Disaster Response
Project # 40043

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. (2 Corinthians 3–4, NIV)

On February 6, 2023, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck thousands of buildings and killed thousands of people in southern Turkey and northern Syria. Another 7.5 magnitude earthquake quickly followed, escalating the already devastating situation.

For days, rescuers recovered both living and dead bodies from the rubble.

The death toll climbed into the 50,000s. Strong aftershocks continued to crumple buildings and cause injuries. Thousands lost everything—their homes, their livelihood, and many lost their entire family.

Our churches provided hope.

Thanks to donations to the MTW Compassion Fund, our workers in the region were able to channel immediate relief to partners and churches in the most devastated areas. They distributed clothing, food, and other material aid to over 1,000 needy families. In the weeks after, they were also able to use the funds to address more long-term needs such as temporary housing, rental and food assistance, building repairs, and small grants to help people get started on the long road to recovery.

While providing physical help, our workers and partners also offered pastoral and spiritual support to traumatized people. After sharing the gospel to a pair of Syrian sisters, the girls stayed up all night discussing the pastor’s words. The next morning one of them decided to follow Jesus!

Every year the Compassion Fund enables our missionaries and national partners to respond to urgent situations in their communities, meeting physical needs and sharing the love of Christ. We are grateful for your past support.

*Funds received by MTW as part of a disaster response appeal are used for relief and recovery, construction, travel for response teams, and related needs as well as for longer-term rebuilding and church planting. Exceptionally, when there are unspent funds, they will be used in future disaster and compassion situations.

This Year, Will You Once Again Help Us Extend Compassion to a World in Need?


Resources to help your church promote this year's PCA Compassion offering:

You may also email [email protected] for hard copy bulletin inserts.

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What Is The Compassion - Global Disaster Response Fund?

Through the years, your generous gifts to our Compassion Fund have enabled us to respond quickly to crises that touch our missionaries and their communities around the world. Urgent needs are met with medical and construction assistance, food and shelter for displaced families, and personal care and counseling for victims of natural disasters, among other things. In each case, your gifts are connected to MTW's church-planting efforts. 

Hurricane Ian in Cuba

Earthquake in Haiti

COVID-19 Relief

Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Greece Wildfires

Flood Relief for South Asia

South Sudanese Refugee Rescue

Food Supplies to Rural Zimbabwe After Famine

Relief and Rebuilding After a South Asia Cyclone

You can also mail checks to:

Mission to the World 
P.O. Box 744165 
Atlanta, GA 30374-4165

Please put "Compassion 40043" in the memo line.
Thank you.

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