Hi friends! All of you have supported us and loved us through this journey. We thank God for you so much. God works in mighty ways and He has provided everything we've needed for this adoption to come to fruition. With many of you supporting us financially, God providing more work for Charlie, and with us cutting back majorly on our finances, God has provided more than HALF of the cost of the adoption. Remember in the beginning we only had the application fee and start up fee. Not even 10% of the cost of the entire adoption! :D God is good.
Since we still have to raise about 20% of the total cost, we have signed up with this amazing organization called JUST LOVE COFFEE ROASTERS. We will soon have a webpage where you can buy coffee, shirts, hats, coffee mugs, etc. and the proceeds will go toward our adoption fund set up by JUST LOVE. We have set a goal to raise $4000.00.
The coffee is from Ethiopia (coffees birthplace) among other regions. So you know it's going to be good coffee!! :D The other part of their organization is that they are fair trade certified. Fair trade aims to help producers in developing countries and promote sustainability. The idea is to help them move towards economic self-sucfficiency and stability in these developing countries.
The founder of JUST LOVE is Rob Webb and here is his story...
"Rob Webb knows coffee. When Rob was two years old, his father started Webb’s Coffee Service, which blossomed into a full-blown refreshment service supplying businesses in Nashville, TN and the surrounding areas, and is now run by Rob.
Rob Webb knows the adoption process. In the summer of 2008, Rob and his wife Emily were called to adopt from Ethiopia. After much prayer and discussion with their first two children they started their adoption journey in August 2008. During the flurry of paperwork and preparation, Rob & Emily read books not only on adoption in general, but specifically on Ethiopia. Learning that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee caught Rob’s attention, and after reading about the living conditions and wages of the average coffee farmer, he was compelled to take action. What developed through his reading and his trip to Ethiopia to unite with his daughters was a realization that he could combine his expertise and longstanding desire to roast his own coffees with his desire to help others. Just Love Coffee Roasters was born! Roasting Fair Trade Specialty coffees, Just Love uses proceeds to help an Ethiopian orphanage and families adopting not just from Ethiopia, but from anywhere in the world."
When our webpage is up and running we will give you the information. If you love coffee (or can find something for you other than coffee and or a gift for others) and want to support us this is an opportunity for us both. If you enjoy the coffee and support the cause tell others about our webpage and help us spread the word.