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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

Whitney
I was inspired to join Mocha Club after hearing a passionate explanation of what it's all about from Matt Wertz at one of his shows. The concept of giving up just a few "mochas" (in my case, green tea lemonades) a month brilliantly displays the reality of how easy it is to help others. In our privileged first world lives (even for those of us who barely make rent) that really is nothing out of the budget. The impact just one person can have on such life-changing causes is more rewarding then we can imagine. It should be this obvious to everyone!  Get involved.
Whitney in New York
Ashley
A friend in college introduced me to Mocha Club and I joined with little idea of the effect it would have on my life. The impact the women in the Women at Risk program had on my heart, my faith and my life is far greater than my individual contribution. I continue to give because I cherish these women; their courage, strength, vulnerability and desire to grow is remarkable. What was once a monthly donation that I didn't think much about became an experience that touched my life forever.
Ashley in Georgia