Compassion and Mercy Associates

Joining Hands to Reach a Hurting World


A Business Beyond Batik

June 6, 2016 |

Today’s post is written by Sarah, a CAMA worker in Southeast Asia. CAMACrafts is a handicraft company in Laos, Southeast Asia encouraging women to use their traditional cultural skills to continue their livelihood and care for their families. The goal is to lead Lao and Hmong villagers toward self-sufficiency through a viable business as an aid […]

CAMA Indonesia: A Story on Sea Cows and Offerings

March 7, 2016 |

Today’s post is written by a Myrna Maxey, a CAMA worker serving in Papua, Indonesia. She and her husband Buzz began the Papua United Football Club as an HIV/Aids awarness program in 2011. For the past seven years, they have also partnered with two local pastors translating the Bible into Ngalik. This is a recent story […]

Get Involved: Moringa, Now Available Near You

January 11, 2016 |

Moringa is “like having the fruit and vegetable drawer of your fridge in one leaf,” says our CAMA worker serving in Southeast Asia. Now this superfood is available on Amazon to deliver straight to your home! In case you are unfamiliar with moringa, the leaves from the moringa tree, also known as the “miracle tree,” […]

The CAMA Man

November 16, 2015 |

While teaching a marriage seminar at Living Waters Church in Poipet, Cambodia, I was introduced to a distinguished older Cambodian man, Mr. Sary, referred to as the “CAMA man.” Back in 1979, Mr. Sary had been part of the Khmer Rouge—a political party that systematically killed thousands of Cambodians in what became known as “the killing […]

The CAMA Chair

October 19, 2015 |

The chair is no longer white—it’s more of a dull gray, dingy white. On the back of the chair, in Khmer and English, are the blue letters “CAMA.” I found myself wondering how many people had sat in that chair as part of the ministry established in Poipet, Cambodia through one CAMA couple. When CAMA […]