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Owen Wildman

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I have a perfect way for you to have some fun and be part of something special this Christmas. And by “perfect” I mean, IMPERFECT.

Over the past several years, my paths have taken me to a place that has grown to be one of my favorite locations on the planet. In the city of Castelldefels, Spain, there is a restaurant that is more than a restaurant. It is a love letter to the broken and alone written in gazpacho, paella, and espresso.

In the city of Castelldefels, Spain, there is a restaurant that is more than a restaurant. It is a love letter to the broken and alone written in gazpacho, paella, and espresso.

This restaurant is called IMPERFECT. It’s a creative and warm environment that serves some of the best food and coffee you’ve ever tasted. It’s an amazing restaurant. But it is so much more than a restaurant.

Click here to see video and photos of IMPERFECT and a way to help sustain and grow their work this Christmas.

Imperfect is a solidarity restaurant. That means everyone who visits for coffee or a meal pays what they can. Those who need something warm and dignified to eat but cannot pay enjoy their IMPERFECT meal free of charge. Those who can pay, do. Guests are even able to pay it forward with a little extra to enjoy coffee or a meal and the feeling of helping someone in need.

IMPERFECT began with a dream to create an inviting space where imperfect people could experience perfect love. I’ve been blessed to have a front row seat as the dream came to life. Now, IMPERFECT is a reality.

It is a never-ending fight to keep it a reality.

IMPERFECT RESTAURANT in Castelldefels, Spain

The heart behind IMPERFECT Restaurant is that everyone is broken, but through forgiveness and love everyone can be restored. The interior of IMPERFECT features reclaimed furniture. Church members salvaged and repaired each piece by hand to illustrate the truth that God restores broken lives.

Through blood, sweat, and tears, a small church keeps IMPERFECT open. This restaurant marries compassion and quality like nothing I’ve ever seen.

This restaurant marries compassion and quality like nothing I’ve ever seen.

That’s why I’m doing something I almost never do. I’m repping IMPERFECT Restaurant this Christmas. Hard. This summer, we had the idea to create Christmas gifts to help raise funds and awareness for IMPERFECT. Now, they’re doing it. My heart is to see every gift they’ve made in the hands of someone who will love and care about their work as much as I do.

The IMPERFECT team has created a limited number of special hand-made Christmas gifts. Every person who donates $20 or more this month to keep IMPERFECT open will receive one of these gifts. It’s a great way to join the cause and feel part of the amazing work IMPERFECT is doing in their city.

I’m collecting the donations and shipping the orders from everyone in the States. I believe so strongly in IMPERFECT’s mission that I’m coving the shipping costs and the work to get the gifts into your hands. I’m also coordinating getting the funds into the right hands at IMPERFECT.

Donations are being collected via PayPal. On the giving page, you will see the donation to “Phosphorus Media Works.” That’s my business name. On the donation form, be sure to give your name, address, and the number of gifts you would like to have shipped to you. Be as generous as you can!

Ready to request your IMPERFECT gift? Click here

Click here to visit my explainer page about IMPERFECT and to see their story.

Click here to lean more about IMPERFECT Restaurant and how you can help.

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