As many of you have read through this blog, my best friend, Jolene, and her husband Jon brought home their beautiful son from Ethiopia this past September.
It is awesome and SO exciting to see God leading them once again back to this country they love, to these people they love, to bring their second child home!
They’ve started a fundraiser to help with the initial costs of the adoption, and you can help. The fundraiser is through Just Love Coffee, and a portion of each bag of fair trade coffee you purchase through their link will go directly to Jon and Jolene.
Here is the very cool story behind 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.”