Same Kind of Different As Me released last week in theaters across the country. It's the true story of Ron and Deborah Hall, and Denver Moore, the homeless man God brought into their life. It's a beautiful reminder of how one person or one couple can impact a community, a city . . . and the world. .
Kathy and I have seen the inspiring film twice and we highly recommend it -- not only because we have personal ties, but because it's a wonderful story of redemption.
Our friendship with Ron and Deborah Hall began in 1976. Our families spent time together in Colorado when our kids were young, and our boys were the beneficiaries of their son's outgrown clothes. I won't spoil the story if you didn't read the book or haven't seen the film, but because we knew Debbie and Denver, we used lots of Kleenex at the theater.
But we also shed tears of joy to see how Ron's book -- and now the movie -- have raised over 85 million dollars for organizations that serve the homeless.
God calls all of us in different ways to foster human flourishing. Denver, Deborah, Ron, Beth, Regan, Carson, and their families are fulfilling their unique call, and God is using them to bless the homeless and those who work with the homeless across the country.
Go see the movie. You'll be glad you did.