Zoe’s Café in Greeley, Colorado, is a great place. Behind quality coffee and an inviting place to meet is a story. A Peruvian Network Beyond partner not only leads a church in the beauty of South America’s vast jungle and teaches with our ITI team, but he also grows coffee which is roasted and sold in Colorado. Profits are poured back into the work. A team of volunteer Zoe’s Café baristas will soon travel to meet and work with Benjamin and Anita in Villa Rica, Peru. They will get a hands-on feel for what’s behind a cup of coffee, and they will experience lives being impacted through the coffee they prepare and sell.
These have been interesting days for the Network Beyond family. Thanks for your part. I am encouraged by this biblical word in Isaiah 43 which follows a recounting of the amazing things God had been doing for His people: “But forget all that. It is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new...Do you not see it?”
Life brings many seasons. Presently, Network Beyond is restructuring how we operate to better accomplish ministry and address future opportunities. We have a ways to go, but we welcome new board members, as well as the formation of a Collaborative Leadership Team to move the work forward. So many volunteers make up the NB team. We have much to be thankful for. There is a sense of newness to the work as we learn together. As always, we welcome your input.
We wanted to report to you operational and ministry stories. The diagram at the top of the page provides a quick look. We were pleased to invest $735,926 last year (2018) in the lives of people around the world. We attempted to keep administrative and fundraising expenses low, resulting in 96% of all funds going toward Compassion & Justice, Expanding Networks, and Leadership Development.
We look forward to what lies ahead.
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