Monday, March 5, 2007

My Hero

I want to say a special THANK YOU to Chris Warren. When he heard about some of the difficulties that our team was encountering over the past couple months he decided to come and lend us a hand in either closing or selling the cafe. Chris's love for coffee and for people spilled into every aspect of his life during his time here. I am honestly not sure if we would have been able to keep things running and maintain our sanity until the end of February without his help.

Chris came on his own bill even after the funds for his 6 month mission stint had come to an end. He came with zero Spanish and was serving coffees by himself in the cafe after being here only a week and a half. If you have ever tried serving specialty coffees or living in a place where you don't speak the language you realize the bravery that it would take to do both at the same time.

Within no time Chris connected with students living in SdC who are from Spain and all across Europe. One of the nicknames he picked up was Terra Nova Boy. Today he has been making his rounds through the city and saying his goodbyes to all of the people he has met in the two months that he has been here. As he heads out tomorrow we pray God's blessing on his trip back home and and all that he does in the future. We'll miss you Brother!