It’s humbling, and I’m very grateful for the recent ESPN and SEC Network documentary, “Wuerffel’s Way.” I’m especially thankful that the documentary focuses attention on New Orleans and the challenges of inner-city poverty. If you’re reading this, I hope you’ll consider how you might help out.
The point I want to make is that it always feels kinda weird when folks give me so much credit, because in reality, I, like any quarterback, couldn’t do much of anything without a team.
Desire Street’s founder, Mo Leverett, forged the way in establishing this ministry in the Ninth Ward back in 1990. When the baton of Desire Street’s leadership was passed to me in 2006, I relied heavily, as I still do, on staff, donors, friends and family—people who are every bit as committed to the vision of revitalizing impoverished neighborhoods as I am.
Today, the real heroes are our ministry partners who live and work in the inner-city neighborhoods they love. Every day, they share God’s hope and encouragement with kids and families who face seemingly insurmountable odds in life. I hope when you think of me, you’ll pray for them.
And last, but really first, is God. It’s not me who is making any difference, it’s Him. Desire Street has been around for 25 years, and that’s all God’s doing. Please give Him all the glory.