Sunday, May 2, 2010

Coffee anyone?

We were introduced to Gobena coffee at the Minneapolis conference.  The coffee comes from Ethiopia, Colombia, and Guatemala.  100% of the proceeds go back to various forms of orphan care.  You can purchase coffee to be delivered to your home directly from their website.  (Click here for their website or you can click the button on the side of the blog page.)  They have a great story.  Here's an excerpt from the Gobena website:

About Us
In the summer of 2007, we traveled to Ethiopia to adopt our little girl, Eva. When we were there, the contrast in cultures was amazing. Most Ethiopians were not wealthy, but were rich in their sense of community and closeness of their relationships.
Gobena, was 71 years old, when he found a baby girl placed in the yard near his home. "Because she is God's soul," Gobena and his wife, Mulunesh, took care of the baby girl for 20 days. Then they placed her for adoption to be in a family who can take care of her long-term. This little girl is now a permanent part of our family. She is truly a blessing from God, and always will be a reminder that there is always hope, as long as there are people who care enough.
Their sense of community and caring for others has inspired us to start this ministry where 100% of the net profits are reinvested in the lives of orphan children throughout the world. Each time you purchase a bag of coffee, you are providing hope and life to children who do not have parents caring for them.
So, invite some friends over for some coffee and feel good about the fact you're making a difference by choosing Gobena Coffee.

Here are a couple of videos from the website also:

Gobena Coffee Story from Danae Lehman on Vimeo.

Gobena Coffee Video from Danae Lehman on Vimeo.

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