Week 3: He is Encouraging

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works

Hebrews 10:24

Our words are powerful.  Our words can literally make or break another.  It is our responsibility, with this great power, to follow these words of scripture to “stir up love and good works.”  You have the power, what will you do with it.

This week we had an awesome opportunity to meet up with some awesome Coffee related ministries in the Portland area.  A quick recap of our adventures:

Mark ( Providing 30% of profits for non-profits providing water filtration systems to those without access to clean water.

Jason and Susan ( Urban Missionaries, coffee enthusiasts, lovers of Jesus.  Jeremiah 29:5-7

Good and Well Coffee House- ( – Community and Christ.   Partnering with non-profits and community focused initiatives for the benefit of others.

Lionheart Coffee Company – ( A faith based initiative that is designed to develop community and make a difference.

Samuel ( –  A division of Humble Beast, Left Roasters seeks to support the pursuit of community, creativity, and conversation.  All within a faith based, Gospel context.

Beaverton Nazarene ( – A church with a long history of raising a youth committed to Christ.

East Hill Church ( – Thank you for opening up your missions team to hear our story!

Our thoughts, actions, words, movements; they all have an impact on our testimony.  Let us be transformed!  Invite the Holy Spirit into our lives, welcoming the transformation.  Use this new life to be a positive influence in our world.

Please continue to pray for our family

…in our last week here in Portland with family and friends.

…in our upcoming travels to California and Arizona.

…in our conversations and meetings as we share our testimony.

…for financial peace.

…for our preparation for our return to Poland.

…for the Sweet Life (Bakery and Coffee Shop), as we prepare to open this year.

May God bless you and yours!  Please feel free to send prayer requests to us!

The Graves Family