World Poverty Day

Today is World Poverty Day, a day that sheds light on what many of us don’t experience and sometimes don’t even see. In just the city of Dallas alone, a population of about 1.3 million, nearly 22 percent live in poverty. That’s one out of every 4.6 people.

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Edward the Volunteer

Each Thursday of every week, a group of volunteers meets up at Mokah Coffee shop to get ready to go the streets. We come from all different walks of life with different stories of how we ended up here, but this one thing we all have in common: a desire to go befriend and love the chronically homeless right where they are.. One of these volunteers that has shown up faithfully every Thursday for the past 4 months is Edward Thomas. 

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Kate & Eddie's #humanimpact

Back around 2010 when my kids were little, we went to a McDonalds near our home in Austin. As we were walking across the parking lot, an older, frail homeless man using a shopping cart as a walker passed at a snail's pace in front of us. We exchanged hello's. After he passed us, I turned back and said, "Do you want to come inside and have a hamburger with my family?" That question became one of the most important things I have ever done in my life.

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