As news broke of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal in April, like so many others, we sought a way to aid in relief efforts and help however we could.
In every bag of coffee we sell, we include $1 that goes to a General Missions Fund – meant to support pressing and emergent projects, such as disaster relief. All of our funding is project based – rather than direct support – to limit the possibilities of funds being misused. Without any connections on the ground, we didn’t know the best place to share our support in Nepal.
And then my path crossed with Christi and Matt Turner, a local couple who have been doing medical missions in Nepal for several years and are traveling there next week. They are connected with an orphanage and school in Nepal that cares for over 70 kids, most of whom are refugees. Their school, church, and shelter were all damaged in the earthquake. Their few possessions are gone, and they have little to no access to clean water.
As they prepare for their upcoming trip, the Turners plan to take supplies to the kids and orphanage staff. Lifestraws for clean water, ponchos to protect from the elements, and mosquito nets for use while they sleep in temporary shelter.
Between now and when they leave next week, we are donating ALL of our proceeds to help procure these supplies. You can lend your support through purchases in our Online Store, at B. Whimsy in Dalhart, or at our local church embassies – People’s Church and First Baptist Church Dalhart.
About Our Ambassador Program
We are so excited to begin working with the Turners and their church – not just for this project – but for on-going support for the orphanage and school in Nepal. As they begin the rebuilding process, they plan to focus on sustainability and sufficiency. As Purpose Coffee Ambassadors, their coffee sales will support those efforts.
Well before we had our first shipment of beans, when Purpose Coffee was a dream and a prayer, we had churches, bible studies and small groups, and businesses that were enthusiastically supporting the venture and asking how they could get involved.
We developed our Ambassador program for these groups, giving them the opportunity to use Purpose Coffee to raise funds for the project of their choice (as long as it is within our funding guidelines – project based support benefiting child welfare in developing countries, particularly in areas related to health and wellness, education, and fighting human trafficking.) Some, who don’t have a missions program in place already, chose from our list of projects. While others – like the Turners – come to us with specific needs in mind.
If you, your church, or your business are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please contact us.