Motivated by Jesus Christ’s love for all people, and particularly for people with few resources with which to feed, clothe, and educate their families, Agros International empowers families and communities to build a life and a future founded on strength and hope.
The life and teaching of Jesus are counter-cultural. Jesus spent his time with the brokenhearted, the sick, disabled, and marginalized. He elevated the status of women and continually modeled to his disciples care for the poor. In this way Jesus invites us into a different worldview that values each human regardless of poverty or status, and one that challenges injustice, self-righteousness and the abuse of power. We at Agros seek to follow Jesus’ example in our work to restore hope and opportunity to the world’s poor, and we invite others to participate with us.
Agros is a faith-based organization. The Agros board and staff are committed to follow Jesus and to heed his most important command: to love God and love our neighbor. Our faith is rooted in the belief that this love transforms everything we see and do. Believing that all people are made in the image of God and are loved by him, we seek to follow in the ways of Jesus. For us this means authentically embracing the following statements.
- We strive to reflect God’s grace to one another and those whom we serve in action and in word. Our primary motivation for service is to answer Jesus’ call to serve the poor.
- We carry out our work in humility, partnership and participation with those whom we serve. We recognize that love is the supreme value, that fellowship is an open invitation and that our actions speak more eloquently of our faith than any statement we may make.
- We strive to be intentional about finding time for prayer, maintaining spiritual discipline and growing in our personal faith. In the course of our work, we respond freely to questions about our faith, and speak honestly and openly without being prescriptive or coercive.
We serve the poor without requiring or prohibiting religious participation or denominational affiliation. We will continue to integrate the values that Jesus taught into our development model: love, peace, unity, and justice. We believe these values will enable the people we serve to live with faith, dignity, mutual understanding and consideration.