Well, it started.
That’s right, we opened this week.
It was everything I hoped for and nothing I imagined.
When 6:30 am hit, traffic started pouring past us walking into work with the look of Monday in their eyes.
We got lots of weird looks, surprised faces, a few cheers, and numerous sales.
People were beside themselves that coffee was finally in downtown Montgomery and conveniently right outside their office.
And for some reason these cream and sugar bags were the most exciting part to the customers. 🙂
I only earn farmer’s tans for the one and only Cody Bell, and even still my heart was broken to see that serious tan-line across my lanky bicep.
Nothing a little late night run to Academy Sporting Goods couldn’t fix.
More people stopped for coffee and lingered longer to learn our story. We brought Brent, our sweet angel and favorite red head to work on Tuesday, and loved seeing him and all of his hard work. He truly went above and beyond the call of duty, did I mention we love him? He is so friendly and awesome when he talks to customers that come for coffee.
The news station called and did a segment on us Wednesday AND Thursday, giving us free advertising and major nervous tummy (notice mine and Cody’s awkward hand cross, we can’t help it, its our go to “I’m really nervous” stance).
This cart isn’t about Laura or Cody Bell, it’s about the Kingdom. It’s about what we can give back. It’s about the rights of human life to live in freedom and not fear. It’s about helping in the way that we can and in all of this God has given us opportunity after opportunity to pour into this mission. He has given us publicity, he has given us grace in the hiccups and mess-ups. He sent us new faces to know and stories to hear, He is in charge and we can take NO credit.
If you haven’t heard of the business, here is a clip from the news segment that can tell you more about our coffee and how your purchase goes towards fighting Human Trafficking.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!