History of Caring Partners International
Caring Partners International (CPI) was established in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) Christian ministry. Its primary mission is to enable and equip local churches to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the lost and suffering around the world. Founded by Rev. Roy Cline, the ministry has focused solely on “Evangelism Through Medicine™” programs that are carried out around the world in/through the local church.
For more than 15 years, Caring Partners operated in rented warehouse space in a very old building in downtown Middletown, Ohio. The building was an abandoned paper mill, and the conditions were less than optimal to store and process medical supplies and equipment. Despite the challenges of space, environment, and infrastructure, God blessed the ministry and it continued to grow and expand. Shipments of medications, medical supplies, and equipment were delivered to church mission projects throughout the world, including Tanzania, Belarus, Mexico, Cuba, India, Kenya, and several sites in the USA, including relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina.
In 2009, the ministry received a huge blessing when a very generous local donor heard about the work God was accomplishing through CPI and its partner churches and felt burdened to help. The donor granted the ministry enough funds to purchase their current 10,000 square foot facility in order to carry on the ministry’s Kingdom impact. Through this debt-free facility, Caring Partners has continued to grow and expand its “Evangelism Through Medicine™” ministries and programs.