In 2007 twelve people from Southgate Church in South Bend, IN went to Nairobi Kenya to experience life in a different way. Whenever a mission team ventures out of their comfort zone into foreign lands, no one can predict what will happen. In this case our team looked into the face of glaring needs resulting in broken hearts. We were moved by the dedication of the pastors and the care-givers, but their lack of resources troubled all of us. Upon returning home, we began to rally interest on their behalf. Compassion for Africa was birthed in the late summer of 2007 and has been in a consistent growth mode ever since.