Warehouse in the World

 

“Do not do for others what they have the capacity to do for themselves.”

We believe the most dignified way to Engage is to come alongside our global neighbors and expand their capacity so that they can flourish in the ways God intended.

By providing a hand up instead of handouts, we can join Jesus in his movement of making all things new—here in West Charlotte, and in pockets of influence around the world.

RELIEF

When an international crisis hits, we trust the on-the-ground disaster relief experts with Samaritan’s Purse. We encourage financial investment in their work, so that they can provide quick, effective, and compassionate relief to global neighbors.

REHABILITATION & DEVELOPMENT

We provide transitional support to global neighbors who are getting back on their feet, so that we expand their capacity to influence their local communities in the ways that make most sense for their context.

Dominican Republic

We partner with our friends from By Grace Alone Ministries as they continue their long road to developing the Fuente de Vida project serving communities near Santo Domingo. We are strengthening the capacity of local leaders to bring urgent medical assistance, educational development, small business startups, and pastor training opportunities to materially poor neighbors. Through short-term trips, the Warehouse community has the opportunity to see the project scope firsthand, and experience global development while serving the indigenous leaders who know the communities best. For more information, email team leader Laura Strahl at dr@warehouse242.org

Rwanda

A coffee plantation in northwestern Rwanda is experiencing the positive impact of a dramatic rehabilitation project. Once overgrown and neglected due to the country’s infamous genocide, this plantation—operated by our friends with African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (A.L.A.R.M.)—is experiencing new life. In addition to an abundant landscape of bourbon-variety coffee trees, the plantation site is home to a medical clinic, schools, a church, pastor training facilities, and incubators for small business startups. Through purchasing Rejuvenate Coffee—grown at the plantation, and roasted by West Charlotte neighbors with Enderly Coffee—we are providing hope and jobs through commerce.

Zimbabwe

The global HIV/AIDS pandemic has disproportionately affected sub-Saharan Africa. We partner with SIM and their HOPE for AIDS initiative, both to support indigenous leaders in Zimbabwe, and to develop the next generation of small business leaders who can put AIDS to work through economic development (*See Hans Rosling’s video below). We believe that strong local economies, flourishing with the support and involvement of the local church, provide the best hope for combatting the world’s preeminent health care crisis.

For further reading about our Philosophy:

When Helping Hurts, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
Helping Without Hurting in Short-Term Missions, by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert
Toxic Charity, by Robert D. Lupton

To watch-and-learn:

Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty and life around the world.

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