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Expectation Rooted in God’s Goodness.

By September 6, 2012 No Comments

Every time a donation comes in we’re always amazed. We are still astounded that people are willing to put their money towards Purple Door. We’re not astounded because we think the mission is mediocre, or that our cause is not worth people’s support. We’re astounded because people could give to about million other amazing causes. Causes that are more established. Efforts that are already proving what they are doing is working.

We thank you for this. We’re constantly amazed by your generosity.

On the flip side of the coin we have come to expect donations to come in. Not because we place an expectation on you who are giving, but our expectation is rooted in the goodness and providence of God. God rewards those who pursue Him (Hebrews 11:6). At Purple Door Coffee we truly desire to reflect God into this world increasingly each day, and we believe God rewards that. We also know that we fall short, and God’s mercy, grace and forgiveness allow us to continue on.

We believe God is present in the work with Purple Door. This is simultaneously humbling and exhilarating; overwhelming and peace-giving; terrifying and life-giving. 

God has placed this vision and mission in our hearts. He has grown it, developed it, advanced it, shaped it. We are so amazing by His clear hand in the process.

We expect God to continue providing for the needs of Purple Door, not because of who we are, but because of who He is. He is a God that gives good things, and desires for people to know Him and experience the love He has for them. 

We are so blessed to be one of the ways that God has chosen to show His love to this world, and we are so thankful that we serve a God that makes up–exceeds even–our deep inadequacies. We couldn’t make Purple Door Coffee happen on it’s own, and if we did it would probably be pretty lame. We are thankful for the Love of God and how we are constantly being transformed by it. We fully expect God’s love to continue to be evident in our lives–both in receiving it and giving it. We desire for Purple Door Coffee to be defined by the Love of God.

Thank you for responding to the prompting of God in your support of Purple Door thus far. Thank you for sharing God’s love with us and our friends on the streets in Denver in the various ways that you have. We cannot express how blessed we are by you!

If you would like to help Purple Door here are some things you can do:

Pray
We’re entering a phase where many big decisions will be made that impact the direction, stability, and overall presence of Purple Door–things such as location, design of the space, purchasing of equipment, roaster (which we have visited several excellent ones this week), etc. These will all shape Purple Door in meaningful ways–pray for us as we make decisions.

Pray for the employees, whoever they will be. Pray that they are making decisions now that will enable them to be successful in their transitions away from the streets. Pray that they will see their immeasurable valuable. Pray for our friends as they continue to fight a very difficult battle.

Pray for funding to come in. We are so close that we can almost taste it! Pray that the remainder of the funding comes in, and continues as long as the ministry needs to raise funds.

Donate
We’re still in need of around $25,000 to reach our startup fundraising goal. If you’re interested in contributing (any and every gift is so valued and appreciated) you can click here.

We have a hybrid volunteer/donor opportunity right now. Read about Purple Door Coffee Advocates here. Anyone can become a Purple Door Coffee Advocate, so just ask–we’d love to partner with you.

Share
Share our story with your networks and communities. The more people that know the Purple Door story, the better. We’re excited about what God has done, is doing and will do; and we’re always ready to have more people join the story! Post on Facebook or Twitter. Blog about us. Tell your church, your sports team, your family.

Be Creative
Brainstorm. Help us come up with ideas for the space, the job training, the life-skills training, whatever comes to mind. We like to think we’re creative, but collectively we can be even more creative. So, if you have an idea bounce it off of us! We would love to hear from you.

Thank you again for all your support and love for Purple Door. We’re thankful for you, and are excited to together be a part of what God is doing with Purple Door!