Let’s say you’re a missionary and you’re called to a country in Southeast Asia that rejects the church.
Today we’re going to pray for a missionary who came up with an interesting solution. We’ll call her Katelyn, but that’s not her real name.
Katelyn set up a coffee business — not by herself but in partnership with a church in Singapore. Students sent by the church pick coffee berries and bring bags of them to Katelyn. She roasts, processes and dries the berries into coffee beans. Then she goes through the community and sells the beans.
The coffee business helps Katelyn stay in the country. It also provides lots of opportunities to talk with people about Jesus.
Now, our church helps support Katelyn in that far-off country because part of our Cooperative Program dollars are sent to her by our International Mission Board.
How about that missions-minded church in Singapore? We helped send missionaries to Singapore for years and now there are strong partner churches that can do missions work like this.
Now, think about this: Katelyn is selling coffee beans to folks she wants to tell about Jesus. Don’t you guess they’re wide awake to hear what she says?