Tithing is a biblical principle that calls on believers to return the first fruits of their bounty back to God. Habitat for Humanity encourages all United States affiliates to share resources across national borders to help meet the extreme need for housing globally, and work toward a goal of tithing 10 percent of unrestricted income.
Our vision of “a world where everyone has a decent place to live” extends beyond Wake County. Affordability is a critical issue in Wake County. Globally, housing needs are more diverse, with challenges ranging from land tenure to access to safe drinking water. Habitat Wake has built 285 homes outside the United States and ranked number one among 1,400 Habitat affiliates in global building during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. In 2015, Habitat Wake committed to reaching a biblical (10%) global tithe by 2018.
Habitat Wake primarily supports construction of Habitat homes in Cambodia, Honduras and Malawi and organizes mission trips to at least one of those countries annually.
In 2018, the following Global Trips are being led by Habitat Wake or Habitat Wake partners:
- Madisi, Malawi, June 1 -10. Contact Gabi McDermott for details.
- El Salvador, June 9-17. This trip is being organized by the Catholic Community of Saint Francis of Assisi. Contact John Budway for details.
- Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 3-11. Contact Michelle Pavliv for details.
Your financial support also can help us build globally! A donation to the Global Impact Fund is invested directly into building a home in one of our partner countries -- Cambodia, Honduras or Malawi. Thank you for helping us achieve our vision of a world where everyone has a safe, decent place to live.