“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” (Matthew 25:35-36).

The merciful servants reaching the world with the compassion and hope of the Gospel are the very hands and feet of the Lord Jesus. Men and women who are willing to reach the lost, help the helpless, minister relief, supply support, provide training, and create solutions. The members on this list are true heroes. These are the Top 10 Christian Organizations in Third World Countries.

 

1. World Vision
Established: 1950
Headquarters: Monrovia, California

Well-known for their involvement in providing emergency assistance to families affected by disasters, this Christian humanitarian organization is actively pursuing solutions to poverty and injustice in hopes that children, families and their communities worldwide live in an environment where they can achieve their full potential. World Vision gives people the opportunity to partner with them through the Sponsor a Child program.

 

2. HOPE worldwide
Established: 1994
Headquarters: Wayne, Pennsylvania

This international charity organization changes lives through compassion and thoughtful solutions providing sustainable, high-impact, community-based services to the poor and needy. With medical clinics, disaster response teams, and thousands of willing volunteers, HOPE worldwide serves more than 1.5 million people annually across the globe.

 

3. Samaritan’s Purse
Established: 1970
Headquarters: Boone, North Carolina

“Go and do likewise” is the call to action that the Samaritan’s Purse eagerly responds to every day—rescuing and restoring hurting people who have largely been passed by. The goal of this nondenominational evangelical Christian organization is to provide spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has served victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

 

4. Christian World Outreach (CWO)
Established: 1979
Headquarters: Littleton, Colorado

Christian World Outreach seeks to improve the quality of life in people who otherwise have little hope and opportunity in society, such as those found in many third world countries. There is strategic effort to form partnerships in the individual communities by employing nationals, who in turn provide effective solutions specific to their country’s needs to achieve optimal effect. The overall mission of CWO is to treat individuals’ physical, emotional, spiritual, and educational needs, and to give every person the opportunity to hear about the good new of Jesus.

 

5. Engineering Ministries International (EMI)
Established: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Headquarters: 1982

This non-profit Christian development organization is made up of architects, engineers and design professionals who generously donate their skills to help impoverished children and families around the world to enjoy a better quality of life. Types of facilities being designed include hospitals, orphanages, schools, and clean water projects.

 

6. Food for the Hungry (FH)
Established: 1971
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

This Christian organization has served poor communities on a global scale since 1971 by providing both emergency relief and long-term work. They are dedicated to all efforts that will put an end to world hunger. They truly demonstrate the right response to the commands to love God and to love others.

 

7. e3 Partners
Established: 1987
Headquarters: San Diego, California

This important group equips Christians with the training and tools they need in order to impact the world with the love of Jesus. “Every year, we send thousands of people on hundreds of short-term mission trips that address critical social issues, promote the Gospel, and establish new churches in unreached communities.”

 

8. Blessings International
Established: 1981
Headquarters: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

This bold organization demonstrates the love and compassion of Jesus in a very practical way, by providing life-saving pharmaceuticals, vitamins and medical supplies to medical mission teams, clinics and hospitals in third world countries. They are dedicated to build healthy communities through treatment and disaster relief.

 

9. Awana
Established: 1950
Headquarters: Streamwood, Illinois

You don’t have to go very far in Christian circles to hear at least something about this amazing organization. They are dedicated to firmly establishing the word of God in the hearts and lives of thousands, upon thousands of children who will, in turn, impact their homes, communities, countries, and the world.

 

10. Bible League International
Established: 1938
Headquarters: Fort Worth, Texas

Believing that the Word of God will not return void and will prosper everywhere it is sent, this organization serves churches around the world that don’t have the most basic spiritual tools such as Bibles, biblical resources, and training. Many remain in poverty because they are functionally illiterate and this dynamic organization uses Bible-based literacy techniques to effectively teach reading and writing skills while providing an introduction to the Word of God.


Let us pray for the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and seek ways to participate in a labor of love demonstrated in the efforts of Christian humanitarian organizations across the globe. Begin the journey today by getting to know these Top 10 Organizations in Third world Countries.

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3 Responses

  1. Kim S

    It is surprising to me that The Salvation Army is not on this list. They do remarkable work in third world countries.

  2. Phyllis Huntley

    I would like to know where Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (or Nazarene Disaster Response) falls on the list. Like the Salvation Army, they are also highly involved in third world countries. Thank you.

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