My friend Brent came over for dinner last night, and we talked for hours about all kinds of stuff. He shared about an opportunity he had to serve a homeless soccor team this past summer in Charlotte. When he mentioned that some of the players competed in the Homeless World Cup, I thought he was joking. I immediately had a half-dozen jokes and wacky promotional ideas to share… (if you didn’t know, I often have a hard time being serious.) But as he shared more, I realized what a great program this is.
What I learned is that The Homeless World Cup is an annual, international football tournament to inspire and empower people who are currently homeless to change their lives. The stories of how this program has helped people turn their lives around are remarkable.
Watch some of the powerful videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/HomelessWorldCup