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Editor’s note: We’re excited to announce that one of our Mocha Club members and volunteers, Annie, will be blogging from Capetown, South Africa on the Mocha Club trip that leaves on May 28th! This is our first official “trip blogger” so please help us spread the word and check back for updates!

Hi y’all. I should have known better. I should have known that if I planned to pack on Tuesday, it would actually get done on Wednesday. I’m not a great pre-packer. And honestly, the pressure of you waiting on the video is the only reason I’m packed now. A few things:

1) I’m learning how to use this newfangled flip video camera. It’s very cool, but forgive the shaky-shakes.

2) We have a professional video editor that works with us at Mocha Club. I am not her.

3) Once I finished the video, I realized I had forgotten to pack any pants. So for total honesty’s sake, you should know that I’m going to have to pack some pants.

We leave for South Africa from Nashville on Thursday, May 28th but don’t arrive in Cape Town until Saturday. We’ll update you as soon as we are able.

- Annie

Mocha Club Members

Stephanie
I'd been looking for a volunteer organization to join and immediately knew this was the one. The coffee addict that I am, just the name alone drew me in. I love the concept that if we all make small sacrifices, we can make a big difference. I'm very excited to be joining this group!
Stephanie in Idaho
Emily
I was familiar with Mocha Club previously and interested in their work, but I became a member with Shannan's Flower Patch Farmgirl blog team when she returned from the #blogABLE trip earlier this year. As a faith blogger, I often encourage my readers to just do the next small thing in obedience and trust. I love that the concept and structure of Mocha Club allows people to do just that with a small monthly gift of $9 that, combined with the small gifts of others, is used to bring real long-term and sustainable change to communities in need.
Emily in North Carolina