We are so excited to share our Ethiopian adoption adventure, and our CRAZY lives with all of you! Our hope is that it will encourage you to step out in faith to do what God has called you to do! There are FIELDS of fatherless children waiting for someone to care for them, to love them, to tell them of JESUS' love for them...will YOU be the one??

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fall Is In the Air!

Yes, friends, it's that time of year! Time to snuggle with your hubby and sip a delicious cup of COFFEE!

We're so excited to be signed up with Just Love Coffees and can't wait for you to visit(and hopefully purchase from) our store there!

But I'm getting ahead of myself...let me tell you how this wonderful fundraising program began at Just Love Coffee.

Rob Webb knows coffee. When Rob was two years old, his father started Webb's Coffee Service, which blossomed into a full-blown refreshment service supplying businesses in Nashville, TN and the surrounding areas, and is now run by Rob.

Rob Webb knows the adoption process. In the summer of 2008, Rob and his wife Emily were called to adopt from Ethiopia. After much prayer and discussion with their first two children they started their adoption journey in August 2008. During the flurry of paperwork and preparation, Rob & Emily read books not only on adoption in general, but specifically on Ethiopia. Learning that Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee caught Rob's attention, and after reading about the living conditions and wages of the average coffee farmer, he was compelled to take action. What developed through his reading and his trip to Ethiopia to unite with his daughters was a realization that he could combine his expertise and longstanding desire to roast his own coffees with his desire to help others. Just Love Coffee Roasters was born! Roasting Fair Trade Specialty coffees, Just Love uses proceeds to help an Ethiopian orphanage and families adopting not just from Ethiopia, but from anywhere in the world.

So, there you have it! You'll not only help us bring our daughter home, but those sweet ones left behind in Ethiopia as well! It's a WIN-WIN situation!:)

So, START SHOPPING!:) Our URL is http://www.justlovecoffee.com/TheRichardFamily. This will take you right to our page there, and you can shop from there:).

And for those of you who AREN'T all that fond of coffee...they have other goodies for sale at Just Love as well..AND..we are also opening another "store" at another wonderful sight for adoptive families..so, stay tuned!

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