Thursday, June 18, 2009

Coffee Anyone?

We have VBS this week at our church and Tate’s group was challenged to use $5 as seed money to raise money for the Acuna, Mexico missions.  He thought about a few options, but then got really excited about selling Gobena coffee to the moms and dads dropping their kids off at VBS. 

The sign he made says, “You can help in 2 ways”, “Buy a cup of coffee and the money will go to Acuna missions”, and “Go to and buy coffee to help orphans”.  Then, we made flyers to hand out with information about Gobena and how to order their awesome coffee.

He made $15 to give to Acuna (which was pretty remarkable, considering we were selling hot coffee in June in Texas) and he helped spread the word about buying Gobena coffee.  He was excited about combining the two good causes.  Our pastor, who orders coffee for the church, also picked up a flyer to check it out.  Yay!

Gobena uses 100% of their profit to help orphans all over the world.  And, the coffee is all organic.  It’s really not that much more than what I would pay at the grocery store and I’m buying coffee anyway.  I would much rather spend a little more, knowing the profit is going to such a great cause, instead of buying some executive at the bigger coffee companies a vacation home in Maui.



Ellie was excited about sticking around to help out, too.  Good job, Tate and Ellie!


Tisha said...

That is great!!! I am sure that makes your heart so full of joy.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I try not to complain because each time I do you and Jess come to mind. What is a two week delay when you guys have been waiting much longer. Please know that I think and pray for you often. The Lord has used this time to teach me a thing or two! :)

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

That is a servant's heart! Great to get them started young!!!! How wonderful to have a passion to help others.

Maria and Family said...

Way to go Tate !!! I know you are proud :) :)

mandi said...

oh man! this is so awesome! it reminds me of a 10 week mission project i went on when i was 18. one man i worked with for only one of those weeks would be driving us around and he'd say 'look at that abandoned lot. what would you do with it to glorify god?' or 'look at that building for rent. what would you do for the kingdom if you had it?'. this way of thinking changed the way i view things forever. and this process of adopting baby G, being a care-taker for moses, speaking of the need around the world at the dinner table, selling coffee for orphans, it will forever change the way your kids approach life. just beautiful!

The Hull's at #4 said...

Way to go TATE!!! Did you buy some too? If I had been there, I'm sure you would have sold me!
Keep up the good work.

Mrs. Kimmie

Sara said...

Cute idea!!

Any news on the adoption front?