For over 50 years, we've walked alongside the vulnerable so that they may find hope for all of life.


As a wholistic organization of The Alliance, CAMA's mission is to see hurting communities reach their full potential. In working to alleviate suffering and poverty, we invest in local solutions guided by local leaders and local churches. We are committed to extending your deep compassion to suffering communities around the world.

CAMA stands for Compassion and Mercy Associates.
And we pronounce CAMA like "comma," the little special punctuation mark.


The Christian and Missionary Alliance established CAMA in 1972 in response to the Vietnam War. CAMA received 501(c)(3) status in 1974 as it continued to meet the overwhelming needs of refugees fleeing Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Today, as a specialized structure of Alliance Missions, our staff respond to the needs of people affected by violence, poverty, and disasters. The gospel is at the heart of our relief and development efforts.

... and our story continues.

Thanks to you, hope is flourishing in hundreds of communities.


As part of Alliance Missions (AM), we are committed to providing gospel access to the least-reached peoples of the world. We are one of four specialized AM structures, aligning with marketplace ministries, aXcess, and Envision to see gospel access for and from all peoples.

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Responds to disasters globally and partners locally to restore communities and alleviate poverty.

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marketplace ministries

Facilitates marketplace professionals who bring their expertise to a community to disciple those around them.

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Proclaims the gospel and multiplies networks of faith communities among the least-reached of the world.



Identifies and develops missional leaders through short-term missions experiences and innovative ministry strategies.