CAMA Services

Transformed Lives. Restored Communities.


Compassion and Mercy Associates (CAMA) takes the gospel to the world’s poor and communities devastated by disasters.

In 1972, towards the end of the Vietnam War, the Christian and Missionary Alliance was compelled by compassion to begin a wholistic ministry called CAMA to meet the overwhelming needs of refugees. Today, CAMA continues to respond to the needs of people affected by war, poverty, or disasters—keeping the gospel at the center.

We join with local churches and local believers worldwide to respond to disasters, alleviate human suffering, and tackle poverty-related challenges like malnutrition, unemployment, and illiteracy.

Our Focus


We support Alliance churches in disaster areas so they can serve their communities.

Community Development

We tackle poverty through local leaders and local resources.

People Development

We invest in men and women as we work side by side.


We work with local and national partners to accomplish more together.

Our vision is to see lives transformed and communities restored.

Want to read more?

Forty years of Andy and Bev Bishop’s relief and development work with CAMA is recounted in the book You Never Really Know ‘Til You Get There. Their work helped move CAMA to where it is today. The book is available from GoodPlacePublishing.