Warehouse in the World

In our globalized world, it is critical for us to pursue justice around the world as well as in our neighborhoods. As we engage and serve our global neighbors, we believe in doing so by forging long-term partnerships in which we can work together to bring the whole gospel to whole people and their whole community. Like our local service initiatives, our global service is oriented toward rehabilitation and sustainable development rather than period relief. This way of investing in our neighbors is an integral part of our own spiritual formation process.

There certainly is a time for relief, however, and particularly when an international crisis occurs, 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.

How Can I Learn More?

Here are some great resources that align with 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, view Hans Rosling TED talk on “New Insights on Poverty

Dominican Republic Medical & Construction Missions

We partner with By Grace Alone Ministries as they continue the long-term development of the Fuente de Vida project near Santo Domingo. This involves 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 listening trips, Warehouse 242 has the opportunity to experience the project firsthand and experience global development while learning with and from local Dominican leaders who know the communities best. For more information on how to be involved, email dr@warehouse242.org.

Rwanda: Rwanda Cyimbili Coffee & Genocide Recovery

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 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 a partnership with our neighbor, Enderly Coffee, purchases of Rwanda Cyimbili Coffee provides hope and supports jobs through commerce both in Rwanda and right here in West Charlotte where a portion of the sales price of each bag will be donated by Enderly to UrbanPromise Charlotte’s Street Leader Program.

Zimbabwe: LiveBirds & Battling HIV/AIDS

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.  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 more information on how to be involved, email info@warehouse242.org.