A Landmark Day!

Landmark ˈlan(d)ˌmärk/ -an event, discovery, or change marking an important stage or turning point in something.

Today is a special day and a big milestone in our journey into Business as Mission. After a long week of preparing and negotiating our legal leasing agreement we’re excited to say that this morning we signed on the lease to our building! So without further ado we’d like to introduce you to the home of La Mesa Coffee Co.

Lots of signing and stamping!

One thing that we’ve learned about Thai culture, in getting our coffee business off of the ground, is that Thai’s love to make their official documents extra long. We had to sign and stamp every single page of each set of the documents. It’s also a part of Thai culture to give gifts when forming new friendships or partnerships. So for our signing, we made a special set of bottled coffees to give to our landlord and agent to show our thanks and appreciation. We also made it to help celebrate and commemorate the day of this landmark step in our lives and ministry.

We’re so thankful for the building that God has given us. It’s full of great potential. And we feel so blessed to have found a great landlord and agent to work with.

Michelle giving our commemorative coffee to our landlord (left) and agent (right).

It’s good to stop and take in the victories that God gives us, no matter how big or small. Makes us think of when the LORD thundered against the Philistines clearing the way of victory before the Israelites.

Afterward, Samuel took a stone and set it upright between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, explaining, “The Lord has helped us to this point.” -1 Samuel 7:12

Today was a great day and nice to have a moment to celebrate all that God has done to bring us up to this point. We have so much to do over the next several months to get to the point of our soft launch, but we know that God has brought us this far, and has bigger things ahead of us than we can even imagine. But for today, we celebrate and give thanks!

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