Starting April 5 volunteers from the U.S. and Canada will be arriving in Medellin, Colombia to volunteer with the kids and help with the construction of our new home. It’s going to be an amazing experience for everyone. Volunteers will be teaching classes at the local schools, helping the staff with the children at the home and coming out to our construction site in Caldas to roll up their sleeves and go to work. We have organized a lot of great events for the kids using money that was graciously donated in support of this trip. The volunteers will host a BBQ for all 170 children at the home, and we will be taking a group of the children to a futbol game at the local stadium! It’s all thanks to generous donations. We even have a group of older children who have volunteered to go with our group to Caldas to help out with the new home. It’s going to be an incredible time for all!
But it’s not too late, if you want to join us anytime between April 5 – 27, contact our Director of Missions at [email protected].
We are already beginning to plan our next mission trip. We anticipate it will be this summer. Details will be coming in April/May.
A New Dark Roast Coffee is Coming!
Many of you have asked when we will have a darker roast available. Well, it’s coming in May! We have selected the new bean for our dark roast and we are in the process of selecting the child after whom our new dark roast will be named. We are close. His (hint) name, picture and story will appear on the new bag. Stay tuned for the announcement in April.
Spreading the Word
The Emiliani Project is continuing to spread the message of our mission in Colombia. We have recently spoken to a group of highschool kids at the Saint Joseph Academy and the North County African American Woman’s Association. And, we’ve been invited to churches in Orange County, San Diego County, Baltimore and Houston this spring/summer. We are hoping to fill our calendar with more so we can make our next volunteer group even bigger.
If you have an idea for an opportunity for The Emiliani Project to speak to a group, let us know. We are always looking for more chances to increase awareness.