Coffee with Friends

14 Jan

David is getting together with two guys this morning for coffee.   Both men are entrepreneurs, developing their own food related businesses.  Both have hopes, dreams and goals, as well as challenges.   Both have opened their hearts to David to share about their lives.

For David, this is not unusual as he frequently meets with men and listens to, counsels and encourages them.  What is unique with the first appointment is the location.  This man’s home is a camping tent, secluded in the foliage of the arroyo just a few kilometers away from where he goes to get a hot meal on Wednesday afternoons.


David's first meeting place this morning

When they first met, just over a week ago, the man began to share with David that he is addicted to drugs, but trying to quit.  He recounted a particularly hard day recently when some of his buddies stopped by to offer him drugs, but he resisted. With pride he showed David his push cart from which he sells chocolates for a living, saying that some days he sells a lot and others not very much.  And then he invited David over for coffee.

What extravagant hospitality!  It’s not Cafe Tomas where David will be at his second appointment in an hour or so.  But it seems to me it is just the kind of place where Jesus liked to go when He was invited by a friend.

David's second meeting place, one of our favorite coffee shops - Cafe Tomas


4 Responses to “Coffee with Friends”

  1. David & Karen Garcia January 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    We have posted a few more photos of the Arroyo meeting house at

  2. Krista Frohling January 21, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    This is a great post, Karen. I wish I could buy some of that guy’s chocolate. I bet it went great with his coffee. Bendiciones!

    • David & Karen Garcia January 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm #

      Krista, coming from a great blogger, I really appreciate your encouraging words. The coffee was actually boiled “arroyo” water and grounds from the local 7-11 garbage can. But David did drink it “en el nombre de Jesus”. Please pray for what God would lead as our next step, especially with those who long to start over again.


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