Who We Are
Partners in Compassionate Care (PCC) exists for the purpose of providing Christ-centered hope and healing for the people of Southern Sudan, mainly through partnership with like-minded organizations and individuals who share our desire for fulfilling the Great Commission and delivering help for suffering brothers and sisters in Christ.
- To develop a Christ-centered surgical hospital and training center in the Bor area of Southern Sudan that is professionally staffed to save lives.
- To provide spiritual support offering eternal hope to all people in the hospital and its community.
- To develop and foster discipleship and leadership programs to train and enable local church leadership and better help them observe the Great Commission.
- To help establish community-based programs to encourage clean water, sanitation, and improved personal hygiene.
- To provide resources for sociological, psychological, and intellectual development.
- To assist in the establishment of programs and efforts that will promote economic development.
- To increase international awareness and understanding of the experiences of the Sudanese people and the church of Sudan.
- To facilitate an environment of enablement rather than dependency.
Statement of Faith
The Bible is inspired by God and tells us of God’s gracious provision of the only way of salvation for mankind.
There is only one true God who exists in three persons; Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the sinless Son of God. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind. He was raised from the dead, ascended into Heaven and intercedes for us at the right hand of God the Father. He will return visibly and bodily in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit, the third member of the Trinity, instructs us today to understand the Scriptures and unites believers into the Church Invisible regardless of gender, race or social class.
Man’s only hope for salvation is to place faith in the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith in Him makes man a new creation, gives eternal life and fits him for Heaven.
Because of the gratitude we should bear to God for our salvation and because we have concern for those who do not yet know Him and because we are so commanded, believers have the responsibility of reaching out to those who do not yet know the love and grace of God, telling them of His wonderful gift and discipling those who accept it.
Partners in Compassionate Care is a group of ordinary people who saw desperate needs in a war-torn land and committed to act on our conviction that we could bring solutions through partnership. We model our actions on the teachings of Christ, and our mission is to provide hope and healing for the people of Southern Sudan by partnering with like-minded organizations and individuals.
We started as a group of nine, some of whom had served as American parents to the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan who arrived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 2000. When Sudanese church leaders invited us to visit Werkok to see how difficult everyday Sudanese life can be, nine of us traveled to Sudan in 2004, at our own expense, to assess medical care in Southern Sudan.
What we saw were unbelievably poor living conditions and nearly nonexistent health care, but we also saw an amazingly vibrant Christian church.
And so we formed Partners in Compassionate Care. We invite you to join us as partners in caring for the people of Southern Sudan.