The following six principles make us tick. They also guide our work.
Practically that means we are here for others instead of for ourselves. Our "profit" is the encouragement we get when people from all over the world tell us that we brought a smile to their face, or helped them make it through a tough time, or had just the right word at just the right time, or…
We can't change the world all at once. But, we can work with whomever is in front of us at any given time and place. So, wherever on the planet God sends us, that's where we work until He sends us someplace else.
There are too many hurts and too many hurting people in the world today. We are not interested in piling on the pain because that was not Jesus' model. "Compassion" comes from Latin roots that mean "to suffer with." This means we are called to be kind, respectful, gracious, and focused on blessing others, while being true to ourselves and our calling. Overall we've found that lending a hand is a much better approach than biting one.