MORE began after the 2010 earthquake which devastated Haiti when churches around the world responded to the cries for help from our Haitian brothers and sisters. That experience showed the need for an international organization that could devote itself to serving and empowering the Suffering Church around the world.
Through that experience, we quickly realized that direct assistance alone is not enough to have a lasting impact on those who are suffering. Therefore, MORE refocused it’s support efforts towards community development projects. After the initial relief work, we then transitioned towards long-term, sustainable solutions like microcredit funding for local Christian families and the training and equipping of individuals to start ongoing social programs within the community.
MORE International has now started ten bases around the world using such model.
In 2013, when the Syrian Conflict entered its most critical time, we were faced with a new reality; that of the suffering and refugee church. MORE was given a new opportunity to help during that crisis. We began hosting Christian refugees in Brazil and working towards their sustainable integration. Over 200 refugees have been assisted since then. However, the focus of the refugee crisis has shifted towards Europe as many people have fled on foot or by boat to try to reach safety.
In 2016, MORE began to work in Italy to receive Christian refugees and to train local churches to reach out to those arriving there.