Compassion First Ministry
"With the desire to provide the very best to those with the very least, Mike Mercer founded Compassion First in 2007. Compassion First is an anti-trafficking organization based in Portland, Oregon with operations in the nation of Indonesia. The ministry provides excellent, holistic care for women and girls who have survived sex trafficking and exploitation. Compassion First also partners with Indonesian law enforcement to provide anti-trafficking training, and operates a community development and prevention ministry with a population of women and children who are significantly at-risk.
At his core, Mike is a pastor. Prior to founding Compassion First, he served as a missions and youth pastor. He has also served the Foursquare Church denomination in disaster relief efforts starting with Hurricane Katrina. Mike is the co-founder of Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) and currently supports FDR’s international operations."