521 West Lynn Street
Springfield, MO 65802
Rev. Dwight McConnell, Director
CompassionLink is a team of dedicated consultants who partner with missionaries and national churches to create and restore healthy communities. We use a Christ-centered, development-based approach to helping people help themselves. Our philosophy is that everyone has value, dignity, and potential, no matter their life situation. During that journey together, our team members take every opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
We support healthy communities through training in vertical gardens, tire gardens, food preservation, bio-sand filters, solar water disinfection, clean water initiatives, fuel-efficient stoves, alternative fuel sources, aquaponics, health and optical screening, health education and nutrition, basic first aid, infant resuscitation, disability awareness, emotional crisis recovery, and community health evangelism.
Prolonged exposure to a typical cooking fire can cause respiratory infections and eye damage, among other health problems. CompassionLink health training includes how to make rocket stoves which are fuel efficient stoves. These stoves can be made from available resources, require less wood to cook a meal, and are safer and produce much less smoke than an open fire.