Compassion and Mercy Associates

Joining Hands to Reach a Hurting World


A Prison’s New Hope Soccer Team

July 3, 2017 |

Today’s post is written by Buzz Maxey. Buzz and Myrna Maxey founded Papua United Football Club, a soccer program in Papua, Indonesia that focuses on discipleship and HIV/AIDS awareness. Last month I revisited the local narcotics prison on the outskirts of town in Papua, Indonesia. In the small chapel, I was moved by the spirited […]

Peace with Love through Soccer

September 14, 2015 |

The following was sent by Buzz Maxey, a CAMA worker in Papua, Indonesia. “We played 39 soccer games, hosted 15 coaching sessions and tournaments for kids, gave 14 AIDS awareness presentations, and experienced 3 days of peace training together. The best part about it was that people from diverse cultures, races, and religions all came […]

A Call to Prayer for Papua

September 3, 2015 |

The following was sent by a CAMA worker in Papua, Indonesia. We’ve recently returned to Papua from our year-long home assignment in the US, and we’re being hit hard again by the number of people who are dying here each day. In the last few days, there have been three funerals in our neighborhood. Today […]

AIDS and Home Health Training in Papua

March 23, 2015 |

Today’s post is written by Myrna Maxey, a CAMA worker in Papua, Indonesia. I received a test from my friend Fitri that read, “I want to talk with you about the mobile phone we received for AIDS information. Now already there are more and more people phoning.” Fitri and her friend Hana received HIV/AIDS training and […]

From Prison to Soccer and Discipleship

December 14, 2013 |

Papua, Indonesia: A local believer, “Jimmy,” shared his personal story of embezzlement, jail, repentance, and growth with CAMA workers in Papua, Indonesia. Jimmy had stolen from his boss and was thrown in jail, where he spent 18 cold, dark nights. He asked the guard for a light bulb and was able to read his Bible […]