True Sojourners is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to blessing and empowering the people of the “hard places” of this world with tangible demonstrations of love. We accomplish this through a series of unique development projects that are all done in partnership with local leaders who direct each initiative.
We believe all people should have access to God's blessings to humanity, with no strings attached. Blessing can take various forms, but often includes things like the opportunity to be educated, to receive medical care, to drink clean water and to personally know that you are loved.
The aim of our long-term, self-sustaining development model is that the people we are seeking to bless are not continually dependent on outside assistance. Our partners are highly gifted, visionary leaders that are quite capable of self-sufficiency once connected with necessary resources.
While buildings can be important to the success of some initiatives, we value people above structures and projects. Therefore, according to us, the truest measure of the success of our initiatives always lies in the lives of the local people who we are seeking to bless.
We focus our efforts on communities that have received little attention from other aid organizations. Whether it be a tiny island in the middle of the ocean, in a remote mountaintop village or out in the middle of the desert, we want all people to know and experience God’s blessings in their lives.
There are reasons why “hard places” are called such. Often, the climate of a given place means that development calls for unique new approaches that are sometimes risky. True Sojourners is willing to take such risks to see progress in the “hard places”.
For True Sojourners, partnership isn’t just an ideal, it’s a necessity. Our cross-cultural projects have little or no chance of success without an honest exchange of ideas and resources between East and West. We both have so much to offer each other, who would want it any other way?
Our projects don’t “belong” to us, but to the local leaders whose vision is to lead, grow, and sustain each initiative for the good of his/her own people. We function in a consulting role as we assist our partners with things like vision, sustainability, funding, research, and training. We have long-term relationships with each national partner so that things like transparency and trust are unquestionably clear.