No, I am not inviting you to my new home for tea. Rather this is a review of a book I finished up in the UK by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. Thee Cups of a Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . One School at a Time is the story of Mortenson who, after a failed attempt to scale a mountain in Pakistan, determined to build a school for the village that nursed back to health after his near-fatal climb. Mortenson is the rather eccentric son of Lutheran missionaries to Tanzania who has done a remarkable job not just building one school, but many schools throughout Pakistan and Afghanistan. His work continues and information is included in the book of how to follow and get involved with this work.
Do I recommend this book? Absolutely! I would suggest that you stop what you are doing, and buy and read this book. Mortenson's urgency, his faith, the obstacles he overcame and the focus of his work should serve as a wonderful role model for you as you attempt to do great things with your life. If you are not attempting great things, this book will stir and inspire you to strive for remarkable results.
I am serious; this book needs to be on your reading list as soon as possible.