Mission Partners

Compassionate Hope Foundation

Isaac and Susan Henson


Compassionate Hope is a Christ-centered, global charitable organization focused on providing hope and a future to victims and potential victims of human trafficking and religious persecution in Southeast Asia. 


Our 50 Homes of Hope in Southeast Asia have welcomed 850+ children into a loving, family environment where their physical, spiritual, emotional, educational, and vocational needs are met. Our commitment to our children extends to education and training through university, Bible college, or vocational school, helping end the cycle of poverty that leads to human trafficking. 


Compassionate Hope has partnered with a team from Christ Church to focus on providing prayer, love, and support for the Patricia B Hammonds Homes of Hope in Thailand. We have periodic meetings to strategize on how God allows us to be on mission, even in your backyard.  We have a variety of opportunities to connect personally with the home leaders, love them, pray for them and be on mission with those serving overseas. 


If you would like to discover YOUR place in this mission, we would love to connect with you. You can contact ambassadors Jamie and Amy Aughtman to JOIN OUR TEAM!!

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e3 Partners

Lane, Edward, and Emily


The mission of e3 Partners is to equip God’s people to evangelize His world and establish His church. We have seen God moving in incredible ways TODAY in building His church! You are invited to come hear how you can be a part of joining God in what He is doing in using His people to walk as humble servants to engage the 500,000 million unreached and unengaged people in the Mid-South region of Southeast Asia. This is a part of the world that many live and die and never get to hear the name of Jesus. You will also hear more about how you can be involved in “Living Second” engaging our own community for Christ.

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East Lake Initiative

Pam Bates


East Lake Initiative has been providing holistic community development in East Lake for 10 years. For the past two years, we have been part of a collaborative endeavor known as Thrive Together Jefferson County. We serve two generations within families simultaneously offering all of the services ELI has traditionally offered (education, housing, health, nutrition, and economic development) along with emergency food assistance and utility assistance through our primary partner- Serving You Ministries  and workforce development through our community partner-  Hope Inspired Ministries. 

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International Leadership Institute

Jimmy and Ann Aycock


The International Leadership Institute is a global movement of men and women who are passionate to change history by training and mobilizing leaders of leaders to reach people with the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each year, more than 600 leadership conferences equip men and women around the world with the Eight Core Values of the most effective Christian leaders who are fulfilling the Great Commission to “go and make disciples of all nations.”

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Living the Faith

Becky Weeks


Living the Faith is led by Christ Church’s own minister of spiritual renewal Pastor Jane Wairegi. Living the Faith’s mission is to reach the people in the innermost parts of Africa by meeting their spiritual, physical, and emotional needs by living out the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Living the Faith ministers in Kenya in the areas of church planting, community transformation, wise water wells, and a community center.

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Oak Mountain Missions

Lynda Staley


With spiritual inspiration and the support of area churches, Oak Mountain Mission Ministries was formed by Mr. Roddy Cooper and chartered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2001. In its early years, the Mission served others from Roddy’s garage and mini warehouse. As the need for support grew, the Mission expanded and served clients from a facility in Riverchase. In March, 2009 the Mission moved to its present 10,000 square foot facility in Pelham which allowed it to increase both the number of people and types of support it could provide. The facility has refrigeration and a pantry for food, rooms for clothing selection, warehouse, and prayer room. While providing food remains the most significant role of the Mission, its services have expanded through the years to include clothing, furniture, household items, and financial assistance.

Thanks to more than 300 volunteers and generous support, the Mission serves individuals referred from various agencies and faith support churches in Shelby and Jefferson Counties. With your prayers and commitment, the Mission will continue to help spread Christ’s love to others.

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Refugee Ministry Nashville, Tennessee

Emily Heinkel



Dan and Emily Heinkel work with Somali refugees in Nashville, Tennessee. They are committed to living among their friends and neighbors from Somalia, meeting practical needs and multiplying disciples, churches, and leaders. 

The Somali people love camels, so the Heinkels sell camel milk as a means to build lasting relationships by brining their friends a taste from home.

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The Wellhouse

Carolyn Porter

“We exist to honor God by rescuing and providing opportunities for restoration to female victims of human trafficking who have been sexually exploited.”

We provide a safe residential environment to women, offering spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical support services. We welcome all women who have been sexually exploited through human trafficking. Regardless of race, color, creed, or religion, women in pain can be assured they will find love and acceptance at The Well House. 

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