Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Virtual Coffee: Let's Get Real about Sudan

What is virtual coffee? A chance to catch up on life with bloggy friends that you don't get to see every day. A little dose of real life in the midst of fancy blog posts and DIY projects. Well let's be real, I don't ever get that fancy but you know what I mean.

Funny that I choose to write this post having not had any coffee yet. And if you know me in real life, you know that this rarely happens. I mean, twice a year rarely. It's a rough morning without coffee. Especially when its not on purpose. Wednesday's are my early mornings at work, and by the time I got to the coffee pot it was empty and I had to be at work in 10 minutes. So if we were meeting for coffee in real life, I would tell you that my family needs to buy a bigger coffee pot, stat.

And then I would tell you that I can't wait to pull my new Keurig out of it's box to taste it's sweet variety of delicious coffee, but that I have to wait until we move which makes me sad. 
It won' be long my friend.

Then I would tell you that I got a call that my wedding dress is currently in route to my house. I would probably do my happy dance, and go back to trying to not talk about wedding stuff every time I see you. 

But then I would break my rule and tell you that yesterday I had my makeup run through for the wedding day, and that it was fabulous. I would tell you that Andrea, the makeup artist and friend, is amazing and listens so well. So well that she had our engagement photos out as she was shopping for makeup and then printed out the picture ideas she had. One was of Megan Fox, and when I left the salon, I kid you not I actually felt like Megan Fox. Then I'd make another promise to stop the wedding talk.

 I would tell you that I'm taking the whole month of August off of work so I could properly prepare for the you-know-what. I know, I know, wedding talk...but it was kind of un-related..right?

I would then tell you that this is going to be a fantastic two weeks of life. There is so much going on I don't even know where to start. But my friends from Washington who have never been here for my birthday, will actually be HERE. In the state of California, on my freaking birthday. How rad is that?

 Then we would have to get realer than real and talk about stuff that matters. Much more than the wedding, and coffee, and friends.
I would tell you about Sudan. And you might tune out, but I really hope you don't.  

There are hundreds of thousands of people starving to death in the Nuba mountains. It only costs $.06 per serving to feed them. With how much our coffee just cost, we could feed 67 people breakfast. 

 67 people.

A group of people, passionate about feeding and saving these people from real and spiritual hunger are ready to go. Ready to take immediate action, to mobilize this food, and to take it directly to those who haven't seen food in 8 months. 

The cost to mobilize this food is $25,000

In 5 weeks, the group will send a team of 2 or 3 men, to prepare for an ongoing Gospel centered relief effort in Sudan over the next several years.

People are dying every day. There earthly lives are perishing from lack of food, and there spiritual lives will parish because many of them have not heard the name of Jesus.

$25,000 is NOTHING to us here in the safety and comfort of the 1st world. Heck, I'll probably spend that on coffee over my lifetime.

 Would you consider praying, giving, even going to help relieve the Sudanese people?

You can donate through Hope Church of San Mateo towards raising this $25,000.
We will send it all to the Sudan, moving the food at ground level through a 4 stage well-planned mission. 

Read more about the plan and the mission here:

We are confident that the Lord will provide this money, the question is...will you be a part of this mission? 

Praying, giving, spreading the word?

Read about the people in the Nuba mountains. Read about the man who is causing all of this; he is far worse than Kony or Stalin. You will be astonished and burdened for these people. 

So would you pray, give, go? 100% of all donations go directly to food mobilization. 100%

Thanks for staying all the way to the end, friends. Now, go get educated (while I get caffeinated)  about Sudan and find out what you can do today for these people.

"He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?"
Micah 6:8


  1. way to keep it real jamie!
    i am excited about your keurig too (i have that same one and it is amazing!)

    and i am even more excited to see what the Lord would do for Sudan!
    praying hard with you girl!

  2. Thanks for sharing your makeup makeover! LOVE!!
    Also LOVED the plug for Sudan...
    HE Can Do It!! (instead of "We")
    I know I'm a dork... but you already knew this!!