Church Partners with Distillery to Help Haiti Mission

A few weeks ago we shared West Towne Christian Church’s (Knoxville, TN) partnership with Northwest Haiti Christian Mission (Zionsville, IN) to frame three buildings for Haitian churches.

This week, West Towne is partnering with a less conventional organization—the Ole Smoky Mountain Moonshine distillery in Gatlinburg, TN.

Church member Stephen Chen came up with the idea during the church building project when NWHCM shared the need for five-gallon buckets with handles. Chen’s son works at the distillery, which gets more than 100 of these buckets each week to ship moonshine-soaked cherries.

“So far, West Towne has made three trips to Gatlinburg,” says a local news station. “Members use the church van to haul buckets and tubs from the distillery.” The church plans to buy a truck to facilitate the process.

“I think God can use everything for the good and I think he’s really done that in this case,” says Chen.

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