Duck Boat Tragedy

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 a duck boat capsized during a storm on Table Rock Lake near Branson, MO killing 17 people. Of the 17 killed, 9 were from the Coleman family, many of whom were connected to Apostolic churches.

Compassion Services International extends thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families affected by this tragedy, particularly the Coleman family. 

Tia Coleman and her 13-year-old nephew were the only 2 of the Coleman family to survive the incident. Tia lost 4 members of her immediate family, husband Glen (40), sons Reese (9) and Evan (7) and daughter Arya (1).

Other family members lost were Angela Coleman (Sister-in-law, age 45), Horace Coleman (Father-in-law, age 70), Belinda Coleman (Mother-in-law, age 69), Ervin Coleman (Husband’s Uncle, age 76) and Maxwell Coleman (Nephew, age 2).

Also among the victims were a married couple from Missouri, William and Janice Bright, who were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. 

Please join us in prayer for the families affected by this tragic incident, especially the Coleman family who share our faith.

Guatemala Volcano Disaster Relief

As you may be aware, Guatemala has been hit with a series of volcanic eruptions which has devastated parts of the country. Brad Thompson, the UPCI missionary in the area has reported the following:

“The initial blast sent rivers of lava pouring down the Pacific coastal side of the volcano and shot ash and debris miles into the sky, closing the international airport and raining ash over Guatemala City and the outlying areas.

The UPC of Guatemala has a disaster relief policy, which was put into effect immediately. The Bible School in Guatemala City has been set up as the organization and distribution center for relief efforts.

So far we have 10 people connected to our churches confirmed dead and several others missing. We have several families who have lost everything. We do not know the extent of the impact as this is an ongoing situation. Today we sent 6 caskets to the coast on the back of my pick up. We have sent monetary help for funeral expenses along with food, water, clothing and medications.”

There are a number of immediate needs including water, face masks, respiratory medication, basic food, and hygiene supplies. These items can be purchased in Guatemala, but financial support is required.

Please help us raise funds to support this immediate and developing relief effort, as well as be prepared for future natural disasters.

Please share this, pray for those affected, and donate:

Donate to Support Guatemala Volcano Disaster Relief

Medical Missions Trip in South Asia

CSI will be in South Asia June 25th conducting a medical missions screenings and education at multiple locations.

Our goal is to raise $4,500 for medical supplies for the team to take with them to South Asia.

Learn more at:

Feeding Our Family: Our Response to a Dire Hunger Crisis

Northern Uganda is experiencing its third year in a row of severe drought. Much of West Africa's Sahel region is facing its worst famine in years. Our sources report that in one area alone, 18,000 refugees are without food or shelter. CSI is on location in these and other famine-affected areas around the world working to feed our family of humanity, including our church family.

Read the Full Article: Dire Hunger Crisis: Famine in Africa Takes Lives of Two Apostolic Pastors' Wives by Dr. Camra Faulkner

  • $25 Helps Feed a Whole Family for a Month
  • $100 Helps Feed Four Families for a Month
  • $500 Helps Feed Twenty Families for a Month

From Him-To Them-Through Us

Compassion Services International exists to offer help and hope to people living in desperate situations around the world. CSI receives an overwhelming number of requests for help from around the world each year. We want to be the hands and feet of Christ while providing for the physical and spiritual needs of those who are suffering. CSI does this by offering Disaster Relief, Medical Missions, Humanitarian Aid and more around the world. These endeavors not only help to meet the immediate physical needs of those we serve but it also opens the door for the love of Jesus to be displayed and for the gospel to be shared. 

Help the Suffering

CSI believes in offering help and hope to those suffering in the aftermath of natural disaster and to those who suffer daily because they live in impoverished areas where drought, famine and inadequate medical care are ongoing needs. 

Compassion Your Way

Compassion Services International wants to give each supporter the opportunity to create their own unique compassion experience. Some are called to give. Some are called to go. Some are called to pray. Some are called to help raise awareness about who we are and what we do. Whatever compassion calling you have we hope that you will find that Compassion Services International offers you the ability to fulfill that calling. 

So choose one way or choose them all but just know that this is-Compassion Your Way. 


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