Our story is one of passion, mixed with compassion and practical stewardship.
Eternal Perks is a not-for-profit company which partners some common sense, business-minded strategies to the world of global outreach.
The concept is simple, really (although the execution is slightly more complicated than we’d care to admit). We import coffee from countries around the world, buying only the top-grade, single-origin varietals, then we package them into the perfect bag of aromatic beans – delivered straight to your door each month.
That’s what we do, however. The real power is in why we do it.
Our mission is to provide financial support to organizations and/or individuals around the globe who are on the front lines of global fights, such as: drilling for fresh water, fighting hunger, overcoming addiction, and providing medical attention to areas impacted by disease. We partner with organizations which have specific goals of meeting the physical and emotional needs of people, then provide them with the solution to their spiritual emptiness. We provide practical solutions to real problems.
When you sign up for the coffee subscription program through Eternal Perks, the net proceeds of your purchase are donated to a front-line ministry partner who is serving in the country in which your coffee was grown. For example, when you buy Guatemalan coffee, proceeds are donated to a ministry local to Guatemala. Likewise, with the purchase of Kenyan coffee, the proceeds are sent to a ministry in Kenya.
We do not solicit donations or ask people to buy things they wouldn’t normally buy. Statistically, however, 83% of the US population drinks coffee. Will you make us your choice? Lives depend on it.
We are grateful for your partnership.
How it all began?
Having received a clear calling from God to serve on short-term missions trips, Eternal Perks’ founder, Mark Young, traveled the globe over thirteen years – from Romania to South Africa, from Kenya to Colombia, with many stops in between. Regardless of the destination, the need was great. Every missionary was hungry for resources. Every village lacked some essential ingredient to healthy living. Every donation was already allocated to some under-funded project. At times, it just seemed overwhelming. And, essentially, it is.
You see, in the world of missionaries, there is a disconnect with the traditional workforce. We can all agree that missionaries are “called” to the missions field (because what rational person would do the things they do otherwise). Right? They give up the comforts of home and move into typically impoverished areas to minister to the less fortunate. But, what isn’t commonly understood is that most missionaries are responsible for “raising support” to support their ministry. They travel back to the United States to solicit donations from churches, as well as individuals, until they have enough money raised (or pledged) to go back to their mission field. And, if the money doesn’t come, they can’t return until it does. These folks have made relationships with people from other countries and then have to interrupt their work – all in the name of finances. Not only are they responsible for doing their job, they are responsible for figuring out how to get paid to do their jobs. In fact, they often spend a large portion of their lives trying to solicit donations when, if you think about it, isn’t what they are called to do.
In June of 2016, on a trip to Guatemala with Calvary Chapel of Fort Lauderdale, Young met a man by the name of Jeff Stone. Jeff is the pastor of Calvary la Esperanza, a church near Quetzalatanga, Guatemala. While the ministry in Guatemala was outstanding, both in spirit and deed, there was something different. Stone, clearly a guy on a mission, was determined to not be a ministry which was always asking for money. He has found several ways in which he can raise funds to support his ministry – like a good businessman should. One of his ways: He buys local Guatemalan coffee from coffee farms and sells it to the short-term missionaries who visit his church. It was inspiring.
Stone’s ingenuity, partnered with Young’s determination to aid the many missionaries out in the field, led to the birth of Eternal Perks: a non-profit coffee company.
As a registered 501(c)(3), Eternal Perks is dedicated to selling locally-grown coffee from different regions throughout the world, then reinvesting the proceeds back into the local communities from where the coffee was grown. It is the goal of Eternal Perks to help support (if not fully support) missionaries who are fulfilling their God-given calling, relieving them of the burden of raising support and worrying about finances.
We want to be the people who use practical business strategies to empower the Kingdom laborers to live within their calling. Really, it’s just good business.