International Aid, located in Spring Lake, Michigan, is “a Christian relief and development agency that responds to biblical mandates by providing and supporting solutions in healthcare.” According to an article published in The Fundamentalist in 1994, International Aid is an outgrowth of an old World Vision project that used the warehouse and became a separate entity in 1980. At the time of the article’s publication, International Aid had recently been promoted in a book by Oliver North titled One More Mission in which North defended the war in Vietnam in addition to funding a trip by North to Vietnam. As an organization giving assistance to missionaries, the Fundamentalist reported that a report by the Resource Center out of New Mexico stated that “International Aid is primarily a warehousing and transportation operation, providing services to right-wing evangelical groups and occasional paramilitary groups” in Central America. The group also worked with other missionary organizations support paramilitaries and right-wing regimes in Central America including World Vision and Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Resources on Mediamouse.org
- 03/94: Keep Your Charity, We Want Justice: International Aid and the Role of “Humanitarian” Assistance