Compassion and Service:

  • Focus on Vulnerable Individuals: Vulnerable individuals, including the homeless and those in need of help, should be the primary focus of our good works. We are called to serve them above all other priorities.

  • Duty to Fellow Man: Our primary duty in life is to our fellow human beings. This is what God wants from us—to support each other, learn from one another, and live out the lesson of Cain and Abel by showing love and compassion.

  • Equality and Dignity: We recognize the inherent dignity and worth of every individual, regardless of their circumstances, and strive for a society where all are treated equally.

  • Empathy: We cultivate empathy as a core value, striving to understand the struggles and challenges faced by others. Through empathy, we can better respond to their needs and provide support.

  • Practical Assistance: Our commitment to service includes providing practical assistance to those in need, such as food, shelter, clothing, and access to healthcare. We aim to alleviate suffering and promote well-being.

  • Mental Health Support: We acknowledge the importance of mental health and offer support and resources to those struggling with emotional or psychological challenges.

  • Community Building: We actively work to build a strong sense of community among our members and extend this sense of belonging to those seeking support. Building a supportive community can provide a lifeline for those facing difficult times.

  • Advocacy: We advocate for social justice and the rights of marginalized and vulnerable individuals. This includes standing up against discrimination, inequality, and systemic injustices.

  • Education and Skill Development: In addition to meeting immediate needs, we support the long-term well-being of individuals by providing education and skill development opportunities to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

  • Compassionate Listening: We practice compassionate listening, offering a non-judgmental and empathetic ear to those who need to share their thoughts, concerns, and experiences.

  • Visiting the Lonely: We visit those who are lonely or isolated, providing companionship and emotional support. Loneliness can be a significant source of suffering, and our presence can make a difference.

  • Environmental Stewardship: We extend our compassion to the Earth and its creatures by promoting responsible stewardship of the environment. Caring for God’s creation is an integral part of our faith.