Got to hear my good friend Chris Heuertz speak in Atlanta last night at All Souls Fellowship. Chris is the International Executive Director of Word Made Flesh, an incredible organization that serves the poorest of the poor in incredibly difficult environments in cities around the world. The work that Chris and his wife Phileena are involved in and are able to inspire an entire community of workers and volunteers to be a part of is such an inspiration. I really don't know how they are able to do it. Hearing the stories from Chris last night for an hour of teaching was challenging, convicting, inspiring, and freeing all at the same time.
If you are looking for a place to invest time, energy, and resources, I recommend Word made Flesh. They do the work no one else wants to do, but everyone knows they should do.
Chris has a recent book that is incredible. Simple Spirituality. Highly recommend it. Buy it. Then buy it for your friends.