Monday, March 15, 2010 • 12:01 am
First of all, I have several pictures below I’d love to share with you from my recent trip to Haiti. It’s surreal to me that a week ago, I was in Haiti – hosted by the good folks at World Concern. The primary reason was to assess the work that they’ve done and grasp a glimpse of the strategy ahead – for them and other organizations. Consider partnering with us via our Haiti Relief and Rebuild Fund.
There really is much to share but I just don’t have the bandwidth so I’ll just share couple brief reflections: Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: , haiti earthquake, NGO, One Day's Wages, world concern
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 • 2:48 pm
I was intending to blog more during my time here in Haiti but to be honest, I’m having information and emotional overload. I’m just taking everything in as I listen to people, drive around, meet relief workers, spending the nights on the roof and soaking in the sounds of the neighborhood, and hear the numerous stories of the Haitians we’re meeting.
There are so many stories from Haiti – a collective grief and hope.
Here’s one story from a gentleman named James who is working as a translator for World Concern. I’ve really enjoyed meeting him and hearing a glimpse of his story.
James is fortunate to be alive. On the day of the earthquake, he was Read the rest of this entry »
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Saturday, March 6, 2010 • 10:55 am
As you know, I’m now in Port-au-Prince Haiti. You might be wondering, “Why are you in Haiti right now?” – especially since nearly two months have passed since the devastating Haiti quake on January 12, 2010.
There are 5 main reasons why I’m here: Read the rest of this entry »
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 • 1:15 am
Let’s first get the coffee espresso snob question out of the way:
What’s “your” espresso drink? Or are you a tea person?
In the face of some incredibly shocking statistics about extreme global poverty, it’s easy and understandable to feel paralyzed. I’ve often felt this way but instead of feeling the burden to change the world, just think about making an impact on one person, or one family, or one small village.
As some of you know, I also serve as the executive director of a non-profit community cafe called Q Cafe. I’m joined on the Advisory Board by Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: justice, non-profit, Q Cafe, coffee, humanitarian, non-profit, Q Cafe, seattle, stumptown, world concern
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 1:21 pm
There are 27 million reasons why you should give a frack about Human Trafficking. I want to invite you to join us for a special film screening of Call + Response. And if you’ve seen it, see it again and bring someone along. If you’ve already seen the film, can you share some of your reflections so that others might be encouraged to watch this film or screen it on their own?
We’re not here to bait and switch, ask for your money, or get you to come to our church or buy more cups of coffee. We simply want to partner together to love mercy and seek justice.
Join Quest Church and Q Cafe for a screening of the landmark film on human trafficking in our world. Following the film screening, join us next door at Q Cafe for an advocacy fair with local and global partners in the fight against human trafficking to learn how you can be involved. All profits go to World Concern and Break the Chains/International Justice Mission to support their work against human trafficking.
Human trafficking is considered the third largest industry in the world and despite our advances as a human society, there are more slaves today than any point in human history. That – folks – is the essence of human depravity. Tickets are only $5 and all proceeds go to benefit the fight and cause. Seats are limited so purchase your tix now. Help us spread the word by sharing this post or share the Facebook Event.
Two articles I want to share with you. The first is a recent article from the NY Times/blogpost
Anyone who thinks it is hyperbole to describe sex trafficking as slavery should look at the maimed face of a teenage girl, Long Pross. Read the rest of this entry »
Filed under: justice, seattle, call + response, human trafficking, international justice mission, slavery, world concern