HE IS ABLE
We believe that God is able to do far more abundantly than we could ask or imagine. We pray that this business will grow into something that is both beneficial to those we hope to impact, and a blessing to those who join our journey by purchasing our coffee. We plan to work diligently to deliver quality products and great service.
During our time in Uganda in April, we were able to get a glimpse of the ways that God is working there. As people often say, the trips we take to give to others often end up being more about what we need than what they need. I brought home a bigger picture of the global church, a greater love for our brothers and sisters there, and a deep gratitude for a church like ours here, at home, that cares beyond its four walls. We know His plans are so much bigger than ours, that He can move however He pleases. We are humbled, and eager to jump in with both feet.
The dirt roads, the brick homes, the kids. We love Kyampisi, the home of Rock Hill Church. Pastor Peter and his wife Joeline are natural leaders, and their impact on the community of Kyampisi is immeasurable. Their staff and church leaders are genuine, with hearts after the Lord.
On Sunday morning, the church is a vibrant display of unashamed worship. During the week, school is in session and the church grounds are filled with beautiful, smiling children.
However, the land where the church stands wasn't always a place so full of life. Once controlled by witch doctors, who practice child sacrifice, it was marked by death and darkness. After purchasing the property, Pastor Peter and his team chased the witch doctors off of the land. In their place, they built a church, a school, and a rehabilitation center (Kyampisi Childcare Ministries) for children who are rescued from child sacrifice. They learned early on that the needs in Kyampisi go far beyond the physical needs. They needed a church, a place to offer real and lasting hope to all those who enter.
This remarkably well done video, by Sakina Mission, will help you to understand what we mean when we talk about child sacrifice in Kyampisi. (Used with permission.) Find additional information and photos at sakinamission.org. Some of the faces that you'll see are people who we know by name, people we love and care about.
ONE POUND, ONE DOLLAR
It only makes sense for us to give back to the country that gave us our son. We have seen with our own eyes the way that God is using His church in Kyampisi to change hearts and lives with the gospel. We believe that God has only just begun working there, and we want to be a part of what He is doing. For each pound of coffee we sell, we will give a dollar to the church, through our local church, Harvest Bible Chapel, UC.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.