a little history...

The Perry Brown family is a big part of what we do here at Servants With a Heart. They own Furniture Factory Outlet World in Waxhaw, NC and provide for us the SWH truck, forklifts, warehouse space, and necessary help to operate our nonprofit. Our special guest blog writer is one of Perry’s sons, Dedrick Brown, who manages the furniture store as well as our involvement with Samaritan’s International, his family’s nonprofit.


We believe our store is blessed because my Dad has always tried to bless other people with the profits we make. In 2005 a friend of my Dad took him to Nicaragua. He immediately saw the great need there, and decided to try to do something about it. He was able to start a nonprofit ministry called Samaritan's International. After several trips to Nicaragua, he bought a piece of property and built a compound outside Managua. After living there for many years, my Dad had to move home  because of medical reasons and the operation is led now by my brother, Patrick Brown. This compound houses our school, church, dining room, staff housing, and farm projects, as well as rooms for visitors to stay in. When SWH visits Nicaragua, it is where we stay.

I met Jeff and Suzanne Yoh when they attended a packing event led by another ministry. They immediately decided they wanted to start their own ministry to feed children. After meeting with them, we formed a great relationship between our ministry, our store and their ministry. Through this great partnership with Servants With a Heart, we have been able to pack millions of meals to help the people of Nicaragua and many other countries. We continue to work very hard at this, and the Lord blesses us every day. I am honored to be a part of these great ministries.

Dedrick Brown

Below are some photos of the compound in Nicaragua, as well as Dedrick and other SWH volunteers distributing food with Patrick in nicaragua last month

Suzanne Yoh