El Corazon. The Heart. That is what we call our Honduran coffee. It’s where we got our start. The coffee of the Lenca Indians is what gave Queen Bee Coffee its first heartbeat. This summer, we have the opportunity to physically invest in these people- not by purchasing their coffee, but by serving their community. We couldn’t be more excited. Our family will spend two weeks in several villages of Honduras with Frontline Missions and Abundant Life Coffee Group. While this is not a “coffee trip,” we will have the privilege of working with the families that grow our coffee and creating personal relationships with them. Our trip will consist of sharing the gospel through VBS, beginning construction on a home base for Frontline Missions and full time missionary, Greg Hines, and providing medical assistance in various clinics in the area. We covet your prayers as we travel and spend time on mission. It is our desire to be a company that has a vision beyond our personal gain or even our community. We want to make a difference there, yes, but feel a responsibility to go further. We want our children to be first hand witnesses to the poverty in most coffee growing regions and feel a compassion that grows into a desire to bring change. We want for them -and you- to realize that every pound we roast, label, package, and sell is a tiny step in bringing that change. We want to give you a face, not just the name of a country. That’s why we are going. Our prayer is that our hearts, lives, and company will be profoundly influenced by what we witness and that we can convey this to you, our friends, community, and customers.
As our trip approaches, we will be gathering items to take to the Lencas. We will be collecting various medical supplies such as band aids, antibiotic creams, peroxide, hygiene items, old eye-glasses, splints, etc. We would love to fill an entire suitcase with these items. If you would like to be a part of this, please bring them to The Courthouse Square Market on any Saturday in the next few weeks. We’d love to thank you in person and add you to our contact list. That way, we can bombard you with the stories and pictures once we get home! (You can also add your email in the “Keep Up to Date” section on the right and you will be automatically updated with any Queen Bee post.) The Market is opened every Thursday and Friday from 7:30-5:30 as well- we just won’t be there to greet you. You can deposit your items in the box on the counter and we’ll get them Saturday. Thank you so much.