I’m going to Africa (Wanna come?)

And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

So first, let me just say that I am equal parts HUMBLED and SCARED OUT OF MY FREAKING MIND.

Second, I’m about to ask for your money. Just want to be up front about that. Please keep reading.

From the very first time I heard about The Mocha Club I have been so captivated by their philosophy. For less than the price of a mocha a day – a small sacrifice – you can make a big impact. Yes, yes yes. Small sacrifice for something big. I want that. I’ll take mine with soy…

One of the things I am constantly in awe of in this business world that I’ve stumbled into is how God is continually bringing women of faith into my businessy designy lettery bloggy online world. That was something I never even thought to pray for, but God continually connects crazy, swirling dots in my life and I come to know people like Marisa – Community Brand Manager for The Mocha Club. When Trina introduced Marisa and I, it was love at first conference call. Within hours, I was designing for their online store. As I was making the sketches, all I could think was “God, you are CRAZY. I cannot believe that I get to do this!!!!!!” (But seriously though God, you’re crazy).

And that brings us to a few months later, when Marisa asked me to go to Kenya with them. Writer, speaker, blogger, and super down-to-earth Annie Downs has started a Purpose Project with Mocha Club to raise money to fix up the classrooms and to help support the staff at New Dawn Educational Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Once her goal is raised, Annie is taking a group of women to Kenya this May to see the school and report back. We’ll also visit HEKO which is a ministry in the Kibera slum of Nairobi that serves those infected & effected by HIV/AIDS. One of the best parts? You could come with us! For just a $25 donation, you could win the chance to come on the trip with us. Check out Annie’s video:

So that’s it. We are about $2,000 short and we have ONE WEEK! Would you please help? Just $25 dollars could make a HUGE difference. Won’t you go on this journey with me? Literally, figuratively, I need your support. For more details about the trip, check out Annie’s blog. // –> DONATE HERE <– xo, l

*Have you ever been out of the country? Africa? Anywhere? Service project? I’d apprecaite any insight/love/prayers/chocolate!