Archive for October 11th, 2022

Prayer and Help for Coffee!

I have been given a great opportunity.

A coffee colleague has offered to let me take over his shop. It is a great little place I side the local public library.

Everything is made in house (except a few things), including bread, pastries, and good products, and it comes with a coffee roaster, as well.

I have always wanted to learn to roast, so this is great.

More importantly, I see this as a huge step toward my ultimate dream: a youth/community center.

Being in the library brings all these benefits:

  • A foot in the door with the city
  • Many schools are within a mile, and the high school students already come every day after school, so I can get to know them, as well
  • There is low-overhead

I will have to leave teaching at the university, but I can be home more and not constantly rushing. I have not had an actual full-time job in over 5 years, so it should be consistent income, too.

Plus, it does not interfere with my church duties. I will actually have more time to out into Youth and other ministries.

In other words, I will miss the ministry on a college campus, but I will be able to spend more time in local ministry while taking that giant step toward a Christian Youth Center.

So, most of all I ask for prayer.

However, if anyone is at all interested in making a donation to help me get this venture moving, I have a GoFundMe, as well. You can read just a little bit more more over there:

Any help is appreciated, but I expect nothing from this community other than a few prayers thrown heavenward on my behalf.

In His Love,


VerseD: Psalm 107:1

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:1, ESV

Love naturally expresses gratitude. Give thanks to God for His love an and grace.