This past year there has been an increased call on my heart to serve. To serve locally, and to serve world-wide. This book was part of that push. Attending The Influence Conference last September was also enlightening. The Influence Conference encouraged me to think about my own field of influence, and what I can do with the time and passions God has given me. This is a unique time in my life, with little ones at home, so I've been seeking out ways that I can love from where I am, right now, in the midst of cheerioes on the floor, toys being stepped on, dinner planning, little kid craziness. And so, I asked a question of myself. What am I passionate about? What do I want to focus those brief moments each week when I can actually sit down and write.
And for me, one of those those answers was missions. I've always had a desire to serve those in need, especially orphans. And, quite honestly, I wonder if the possibility of adoption will enter our lives someday. Not now, no, I know that God hasn't opened our hearts to that possibility right now. But I wonder if, maybe someday it will be different? I want to go on and on about orphan care, but for now, I'll introduce you to my new favorite cause.
Enter Mocha Club.
Mocha Club is an organization that gives back to Africa, through the practical premise of giving up a few mochas every month and giving that money to help those in need instead. Mocha Club has five developmental areas they invest in: Clean Water, Education, Economic Freedom, Heathcare, and Orphan Care. I first heard about Mocha Club through The Influence Network, and was given the chance to listen and talk to these people in person last Fall. This is a cool organization, friends.
Here's a short video to watch: "I need Africa more than Africa needs me." http://youtu.be/qsBeX3mPEhE.
If you'd like to find out more, and join in with me in supporting this program, follow the link below. I'd love to have you on my team!
Mocha Club is in no way paying me to write this post, I just wanted to share them with you today. If you sign up, you and I will both get some fun freebies, but that's all :)