Here at the Cleft Coffee Ministries we are passionate about coffee and are completely surrendered to Jesus Christ our Savior! The Bible tells us “whether you eat or drink, do all to the glory of God!” We take this very literally here at the Cleft. God is showing His greatness, even in the coffee we drink! Let us tell you a brief version of this amazing God story that took place in The Cleft of the Rock…
In the book of Exodus, Moses received the 10 commandments from God and then returned to camp to find the people worshipping a golden calf. God told Moses to take the people to the land He promised them, but “I’m not going with you.” Moses pleaded with God, “if You’re not going with us; please don’t send us because I don’t want to go anywhere that You’re not. Is it not your presence with us that separates us from all people?” God was pleased with Moses and shared, “I will go with you. Go stand on the rock; and it will come about, while my glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.” As Moses was obedient to stand on the rock, God put him in the cleft of the rock. It was while Moses was in the cleft of the rock that God revealed Himself in a way He had never done before. The glory of God experienced in the Cleft!
As a young man studying God’s Word preparing to do full time foreign missions, I was asked to go and hang out at the local coffee shop. Little did I know that short trip downtown would take me on a journey I never saw coming. I loved being in that coffee shop – the atmosphere, the people, the experience. I sat in that little downtown coffee shop almost every day studying to do missions. After being there for a couple of months, I began to see that great relationships were being built with the people around me. In these relationships, God opened up door after door to share His truth and encourage people, sitting with them over a cup of coffee. I saw people’s “eyes open” as God revealed Himself in a very real way time and time again. We were experiencing God! I began to anticipate and look so forward to sitting with someone over a cup of coffee as I knew God was going to bring us to the Cleft… It’s as if God was opening the ears of their heart and making fertile soil for seeds of truth to be planted and grow. Daily I would see God move in a new way in people’s lives. I understood Moses’ heart beat… “God, I don’t care where I’m at, I just need You!” Bring me to the Cleft so I can experience You!
This was the birthing of the Cleft Coffee Ministries, called and equipped to bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ and experience God… using coffee.
As God has called us to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28), He has empowered the Cleft to launch our own brand of coffee with the Gospel message on every bag. We’ve been equipped to work through the body of Christ and empower churches with an amazingly effective tool to share the Gospel locally and abroad. Let’s work together and impact nations with the Gospel, one cup of coffee at a time!
“Whether you eat or drink, do all to the glory of God!” ~1 Corinthians 10:31