Hi there! My name is Madeline Coady, and I am a full time missionary with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in Portland, Oregon!
YWAM is a global missions movement full of young people driven by a passion to know God and to make God known. Here at YWAM PDX, we are committed to engage our city with a loving God and to see His Kingdom come in Portland "as it is in Heaven."
One way we plan to specifically engage with our city, is through the coffee industry. That is why we are pioneering Lost + Found Coffee: a coffee roasting business with a mission. Not only do we hope to use this as an outreach opportunity in our own city, but we also plan to impact the nations as we develop long-term, meaningful relationships with our coffee farmers!
When I first enrolled in my DTS (Discipleship Training School) with YWAM Lausanne, I had no idea of the impact this would have on my relationship with Jesus. I encountered the love of God in such a new way and began to give Him room to truly be Lord over my entire life. Not only did He give me a passion for discipleship, but He also began to reveal to me how to bring the ministry of the Gospel into the coffee industry. I first witnessed this in Switzerland, then later on outreach in Spain and Morocco. I kid you not, one of the biggest churches in Lausanne, Switzerland opened a coffee shop downtown during my DTS called "le Madeleine."
I came home to Tennessee curious how to blend my passion for discipleship with the coffee industry, and after following the Lord to Boise, Idaho in 2022 and staffing Mission Adventures last summer, He has crossed my path with the opportunity to join the YWAM PDX staff as the Lost + Found Coffee intern! I am so excited for this opportunity to make disciples here in Portland over these next 12 months and here on earth for the rest of my lifetime! I believe the best way to share the love of God is through relationship - and what better way to do that than over a cup of coffee?
Would you consider partnering with me - whether that be through your prayers or with your financial giving? I would love for you to join me as I join in on what God is already doing here in Portland!