Posted by: andwego | March 24, 2010

PraiseFest!

Melissa (WEGO admin extraordinaire!) and us in our tent/booth

PraiseFest was this past Saturday and it was better than we could have hoped it to be!  God orchestrated all sorts of amazing things throughout the day, from allowing us to have our coffee brewing at drink stations throughout the park to having radio station reps hearing out story and offering us free radio spots.  We made almost $800 which is going straight to the orphanage and to our next batch of coffee.

Skyler (our web/graphic designer/advertisement), Denny (J's buddy and our videographer/major supporter) and Jonathan

All sorts of people attended the event and we met many who expressed interest in WEGO and in helping us market/sell our coffee.  Part of our day involved getting people to enter our contest to ‘win free coffee for a year’ by coming up with a new name for our company.  We got TONS of entries and are filtering through them this week, as well as considering all of the online entries we have received.  Remember, the contest runs through Saturday, so there is still time to enter more of your amazing ideas!

Charlotte and Jonathan workin' the coffee sales (see those big bundles of coffee? 25 bags for only $200 - that's a $50 savings - interested?)

One of the most personally encouraging things that happened was a contact Jonathan made with the manager of a local Christian radio station.  He had overheard Jonathan telling our story (re: moving from Canada and raising support to survive while working for WEGO) to someone else and then entered into conversation.  He wants to get us on their station – not just once, but several times – to tell about what we are doing, why we decided to move here, how God is working in our lives, etc.  Jonathan spoke with him today and it looks like this will start coming together after Easter.

TJ dancing to the band's music

While we are not seeing much financial support come in for our family, we see God’s hand in so many situations, showing us that HE is in control.  HIS plan is far greater than we can see and HIS provisions definitely look different than how we think they should.  So we pray that God would continue to open our eyes to the reality of His goodness while we walk forward.

Sweet Charlotte getting 'butterfly eyes'

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  1. I know he is going to Bless you through this ministry,
    the more trust you give him-the more he is able to MOVE!! Never forget that. He wants to give everything to us, we just have to be ready for it.

    ” 7Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk? 8Do I say this merely from a human point of view? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? 9For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.”[b] Is it about oxen that God is concerned? 10Surely he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us, because when the plowman plows and the thresher threshes, they ought to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest. 11If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you? 12If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more?

    But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ. 13Don’t you know that those who work in the temple get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar? 14In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel. ”

    1 Corinthians 9: 7-14

    I love you guys, and am praying for you~~~!!

  2. Wow, what an encouraging update! Amazing at what a fast pace the Holy Spirit is working! Love you guys!!!!


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