Here are just a few of the people and organizations that are close to me.

on my nightstand

One of my favorite writers (who just so happens to be one of my favorite friends and a partner in ministry), Patrice Gopowrites stories and essays that speak to the crossroads of race, immigration, and belonging.  You would be doing yourself a favor to check her out.

on my heart

CAS facilitated the adoptions for all three of our beloved children. We love many of the team members we've grown to know there over the years, and we love what they are doing--for our family and so many others.

Forgotten Voices partners with local churches in Zimbabwe and Zambia to care for orphans and at-risk children.  FVI's founder Ryan Keith is a good friend of ours (and one of Ryan's former housemates), and we have an amazing amount of respect for him and what the organization is doing.