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Samaritan's Purse

Dr. Bob Pierce
Samaritan's Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization, founded in 1970 by Dr. Bob Pierce, providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Upon Dr. Pierce’s death, Reverend Franklin Graham became the President of Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan's Purse operates a number of projects including Operation Christmas Child, a program where shoe boxes are packed with personal hygiene items, school supplies, and toys, and distributed to nearly 8 million children annually in 95 countries; World Medical Mission, a program that sends doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals to distressed areas of the world; Turn on the Tap, a fund raising initiative to provide safe water in the developing world; plus other programs such as those helping the HIV & AIDS afflicted, orphans, community development, and evangelism.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Les Steckel
Founded in 1954, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is the largest Christian campus ministry in the world. It is on more campuses than the next three largest campus ministries combined. Since 2007, FCA worked with more than 356,250 people on 7,125 campuses, and with more than 46,000 coaches and athletes at camps across the globe. FCA’s purpose is to combine people’s passion for sports with their passion for Christ, and teach them that those two worlds don’t have to be separate. FCA strives to give meaning to the athletic nature that all of us are born with, and use it for something that stretches beyond sports. FCA accomplishes its goals by ministering to all aspects of sports and competition as represented by its “Four C’s”: Coaches, Camp, Campus and Community. Two of FCA’s earliest proponents were Branch Rickey, best known as the President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers who signed Jackie Robinson, thus breaking Major League Baseball’s color barrier, and Tom Landry, Hall of Fame Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Rickey was an underwriter, while Landry served as a trustee for the organization.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Alec Hill
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is an evangelical Christian student-led ministry dedicated to establishing witnessing communities on college and university campuses. Over 1,000 staff members minister with over 32,000 students and faculty on 573 campuses in the United States. Beginning in 1877, at Cambridge University in England, a group of Christian students met together, in spite of the disapproval of some University officials, to pray, to study the Bible and to witness to fellow students. This movement spread across England, to Canada, and finally in 1938 to the University of Michigan, where students founded InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. The Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord; growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world. InterVarsity is governed by a Board of Trustees and is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.

Campus Crusade for Christ

Bill and Vonette Bright
Founded in 1951 at UCLA by Bill and Vonette Bright as a ministry for college students, Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational Christian organization that promotes evangelism and discipleship in more than 190 countries around the world. The Bright’s underlying concept was to “win the campus today and change the world tomorrow.” Traditionally, Campus Crusade for Christ has a team of staff based on a major state university. That team is focused on getting the gospel in front of every student on that campus, building into the lives of Christian students, and raising up leaders among the students to go abroad and help launch new ministries. Today, the campus ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ is a network of vibrant, growing movements on 1,029 campuses in the United States and beyond. Proven and diverse outreach strategies expose millions of students to the gospel each year. Over the past five years, more than 37,900 students made a decision to become a Christian.

Compassion International

Reverend Everett Swanson
Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began by providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training. Today, Compassion helps more than 1 million children in 25 countries. Compassion focuses on spiritual, physical, economic and social needs of children. Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program has the following bases.  Compassion is: Christ Centered. Each child has an opportunity to hear the gospel in an age-appropriate and culturally relevant way. Child Focused. Engaging each child as a complete person, we treat children like we'd want our own children treated. Church Based. We partner with churches, parents and communities — to teach, train and mentor children. Committed to Integrity. We're dedicated to delivering excellent programs with complete integrity.

World Vision

Dr. Robert Pierce
Founded in 1950 by Dr. Robert Pierce, a young pastor and evangelical missionary, who had first been sent to China and South Korea in 1947, World Vision is a Christian humanitarian charity organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision seeks to facilitate an engagement between the poor and the affluent that opens both to transformation. The organization respects the poor as active participants, not passive recipients, in this relationship. They are people from whom others may learn and receive, as well as give. The need for transformation is common to all. Together, both World Vision and the poor share a quest for justice, peace, reconciliation, and healing in a broken world. World Vision is a global organization with offices in approximately 100 countries. These interdependent national offices are bound together by a Covenant of Partnership, a biblically based agreement that enables them to work together in a unified and complementary way, motivated by a faith in Jesus Christ. World Vision’s staff serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.

Willow Creek Community Church

Jim Mellado
The Willow Creek Association (WCA) was founded in 1992, and works to link like-minded, action-oriented churches with each other, and with strategic vision, training, and resources. WCA is driven by a calling to serve Christ-following leaders as they build Biblically functioning churches, Acts 2 communities of faith that reach increasing numbers of lost people and grow them into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. The WCA's goal is to seek out and share God-given breakthroughs with widespread potential from churches around the world, supporting a rapid diffusion of innovation through the local church for the sake of Christ and His Kingdom. The WCA is a not-for-profit ministry, with more than 12,000 Member Churches from 90 denominations and 45 countries. These churches, and others served, represent a wide variety of sizes, denominations, and backgrounds, and are ministering in literally every corner of the world. While pursuing their own unique, God-given vision for ministry in their own communities, Member Churches confirm a shared commitment to Christ and a passion for reaching those who are not yet part of His family.

SBA List

Marjorie Dannenfelser
Founded in 1992, The Susan B. Anthony List’s mission is at the nerve center of the pro-life movement and political process. Advancing, mobilizing and representing pro-life women directly contradicts the claim that abortion is a woman’s right and the premise that abortion somehow liberates women. To accomplish the ultimate goal of ending abortion in this country, SBA List believes activating more pro-life women in the political and legislative arenas is critical. SBA List’s five-point mission reflects a renewed strategy at every level necessary to save lives and change the course of history: 1.Train pro-life and political activists, campaign staff, and candidates in the fundamentals of running successful grassroots and political campaigns. 2.Advocate the passage of pro-life legislation in Congress. 3.Dispel the myths about abortion through the media. 4.Identify, educate and mobilize women voters to vote pro-life. 5.Elect more women to Congress through our connected Candidate Fund. The organization is named after the suffragette Susan B. Anthony. Anthony was an outspoken critic of abortion, even calling abortion “child murder.” Although she is known for helping women win the right to vote, it is often untold in history that she and most early feminists were strongly pro-life.

Redeem the Vote

R. Randolph Brinson, MD
Redeem the Vote (RTV) was founded by Dr. Randy Brinson during the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election to register people of faith regardless of party affiliation, or personal political beliefs, but as a matter of Christian principle, that people of faith must be engaged in the political debate and vote as a matter of moral imperative. Modeled after MTV’s “Rock the Vote” youth-voter registration campaign, Redeem the Vote enlists the help of many well-known Contemporary Christian musicians to register young evangelicals and promote political participation Since its inception, the organization has continued to reach out to both parties in an effort to find the best in both, and find solutions to the debate, not trump or destroy one person or party. Brinson claims, “This is in stark contrast to many of those conservative Christian organizations that seek to develop a partisan mentality and approach to problems that have solutions beyond partisan rhetoric. In fact, some believe the development of working relationships between Democrats and Republicans may even be counterproductive in the sense that large sums of money would be difficult to raise if their was no battle to be fought, or political enemy to be slain.”

Students for Life of America

Leonard Leo
Students for Life of America (SFLA) began as American Collegians for Life at Georgetown University in 1988. Since then, it has evolved into a national non-profit organization with a professional staff. SFLA works to provide students with the resources they need to overturn Roe v. Wade and to end abortion. SFLA recognizes that college students are the future generation of leaders and activists within the pro-life movement and yet have been an overlooked sector of pro-life activity. In the past, the college pro-life movement has lacked stability. Typically a campus group will start, grow, see the active members graduate, and will, all too often, struggle to overcome this transition. SFLA is working to reverse this trend. The mission of Students for Life of America is to: educate pro-life college students about the issues of abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide; identify pro-life student leaders; equip college pro-lifers with the training, skills and resources to be effective and successful; promote student activity to other local, college and national groups.

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