The Harvest Cafe

$400 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 44 months
Small town friendliness will greet you in the town of Jefferson, NC, but behind all the smiles is much pain. Our community is the HIGHEST in all of NC for suicides. We want to shed a little joy, happiness, and LIGHT into this town by providing a cafe where people can come and be served with a smile. A place where Christian music will be heard and where people can be prayed for when they come for a visit. You see, it's not just a place to eat, but a place where people can hear about the Lord. We want to open The Harvest Cafe and be a true LIGHTHOUSE to this town.

We will host Bible studies and meetings for those who want  to come and grow in their walk with the Lord. Please consider joining with us and helping us get this new mission field started. It's time to break out of the four walls of the church and go into our communities and be available for people who need Jesus.
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No matter what... when God tells you to MOVE you better MOVE :)

I could sit here and feel insecure because I don't feel qualified to do what He has called me to do OR I can say "you know what! God put this on my heart and I'm going to give it my all!"

Every feel like that? You can let satan get the best of you or you can give your best to the Lord knowing that He is in complete control over every step you take.

The Harvest Café will be a place where you KNOW that Jesus is present. Through our PRAYER WALL and PAY IT FORWARD movement, we want to encourage others to be involved in the ministry behind what we are doing.

I've had friends and strangers asking about coming to volunteer to cover the prayer requests weekly. I've had people wanting to volunteer their time when we are ready to move in. I've had friends from all over the country PRAYING for God to move in a mighty way.

Each one is so special to me. I'm so thankful for the outpouring of love and support because I know that WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

Putting aside all doubts and fears and pressing forward in the plans that He has set before me.

Please continue to pray. I am now ready to move forward in finding the commercial equipment and I can't do it without the Lord's help and those of you who are wanting to help support this mission.

Please give, pray, or share this update in hopes of raising the funding we need to get started. God is good! Thanks friends :)
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Well friends, it looks like my initial opening date will not be happening. May 1st was what I was shooting for, but God's plans are best and we are delayed.

Still waiting on initial construction to be completed by our landlord and then we will get the key to complete our portion of the renovations, plumbing, and electrical needs for all commercial equipment and such.

God is so good though and despite my readiness to get started I know that His timing is better than my own. We want to make sure that we are doing everything correctly the first time so we get a strong start.

There is so much God is about to do and I'm just anticipating great and mighty things. As I said before, Steve and I don't have the knowledge or the funding to do this on our own, but God said "I have ALL that you need."

I am so thankful for all of your continued support and questions about the café and when we will be opening. Thanks so much and keep the prayers coming! If you want to be a part of our getting started we do have a Go Fund Me page you can check out here
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My heart is so happy with all that's happening with The Harvest Café! God is truly moving in the hearts of people ALREADY for our mission behind the café. I would like to share a little more of that with you today.

First of all, as many of you know, we have a purpose behind this café. It's not just to provide a food service, but to feed the SOULS of those who come in contact with us. We want to have a Christ filled business that even when you walk in your will know that God is there.

Besides simply playing Christian music and giving friendly service, we will have prayer wall for those who have needs or hurts. Already, I have had people contact me from many churches wanting to come and pray over those requests weekly. I want a place where people know they can come and have their requests lifted up to the Lord and get encouragement.

We will host county wide Bible studies eventually once a month after we get up and running. There is another KEY mission that I have in store, but can't share just yet. Just know that it will be awesome! :)

Please continue to pray as we wait on the Lord's timing for each step of the way. The plan is still to open Memorial Day, but at the same time, this is God's work and not my own. I want Him to lead us and not take over.

We are beyond excited and continue to ask that you pray for us and if you feel led to help towards the purchase of the commercial equipment then please give here or find me in person. God WILL provide.

He does not see things through half way. I believe and have faith that this will all work out in the awesome way He has planned.

Thank you again and I look forward to updating you more soon!
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It's been a busy week as we continue to watch God move. Steve and I are completely dependent upon the Lord to guide our every step and we are walking this journey with faith that our God can do ALL things!

At this point, we are waiting for the landlord to complete the initial renovations. It will soon be our turn to cover plumbing and electrical needs and we are praying for God to send the right people to help. After that, we will be ready to purchase the commercial equipment.

We trust that God will continue to provide for each need. Our faith has continued to grow throughout this entire journey and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

We are thankful for your prayers and continued support and we know God is going to use this cafe for His glory. Please consider giving towards our mission: to be a lighthouse in this rural community and to introduce more people to Jesus! Also, share this link with your friends.
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Samara Ashley
44 months ago

Greta thank you so much!!

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Raised by 11 people in 44 months
Created March 3, 2015
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In Christ Name
43 months ago

May God richly bless you for trying to make a difference in the lives of a lost & dying world. Praying as you start this new journey. May the love of Christ be felt by all who come through the door!

CM
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Crystal Mays
43 months ago

I don't have much but I know EVERY little bit helps! GOD BLESS

TM
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Tammy May
43 months ago

Love how you & Steve are pouring your love into our little community! Little is much when God is in it!

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43 months ago
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Megan Cannon
43 months ago

You are an amazing human being and an inspiration to so many. Thank you for being you. Much Love, Megan Cannon

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Cierra Sawyer
43 months ago

I think it's Amazing what you're doing, I know it's not much but a little will help!

Samara Ashley
44 months ago

Greta thank you so much!!

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