Target Earth International's mission of "Serving the Earth, Serving the Poor" has been adopted by Jaguar Creek. TEI focuses on those regions of the world that are most devastated by the mix of human suffering and the destruction of the earth where people live on a dollar a day or less. Our devotion to God, who created and sustains all the world through Christ, calls us to work for a sustainable future where love and justice prevail; where all creation reflects the glory and extravagant handiwork of God; where our service to the earth addresses every form of ecosystem degradation; and where our service to the poor provides tangible hope to the children of future generations and dignity and justice to the oppressed of today.
The vision of Target Earth is to involve as many people as possible in the service of the earth and the poor. Our primary emphasis takes people to the most devastated regions of the world, while ultimately, we look to serve the earth and the poor in every nation and community on the earth.
Service projects and internships provide people opportunities to directly address poverty and the destruction of the earth.
Conservation programs protect endangered ecosystems and their inhabitants.
Academic programs train people for intelligent, compassionate and effective service to the earth and the poor.
Research and Education Centers advance the critical understanding of how best to serve the earth and the poor in specific regions of the world.
Field Stations provide local staging areas for targeted research and service projects.
Community Centers serve as the new local "town halls" that bring together spirited, voluntary community action on behalf of the earth and the poor.
Strategic Alliances with other Environmental NGOs and Christian organizations help us to improve our service, research and education efforts on behalf of the earth and the poor.
Resource Tools build a greater awareness of the personal, cultural, spiritual and global issues affecting our motivation and ability to serve the earth and the poor.
Environmental Technology models sustainable living that provides justice for the poor and has minimal impact on the earth.
Outdoor Awareness Programs introduce people to the wonders of creation and the challenges of environmental degradation.
IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR WORK, Target Earth will model devotion to God, concern for the lost, compassion for the poor, partnership with other organizations, respect for God's creation, passion for excellence in our labor, and a spirit of humility in our hearts.