At Tearfund, we believe that local churches can offer their communities nothing less than total transformation. We work through churches in some of the world’s poorest places, helping them to respond to the needs around them.
Sometimes that means digging wells or pit latrines to improve sanitation, sometimes it means praying with the bereaved. Always it means challenging the greatest injustices of our day as well as supporting the most vulnerable people in the neighbourhood, whoever they may be.
So we work to inspire local churches to transform their communities – at home as well in the poorest parts of the world. The impact is miraculous: in Zambia the church provides nearly a third of the nation's healthcare. That's a big network plugging a big gap.
As Tearfund’s Chief Executive Matthew Frost says, ‘Our vision is not just an end to poverty – it’s about local churches being the body of Christ, bringing the kingdom of heaven to earth.’
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