I first connected with Bri McKoy on twitter several years ago. Bri’s work with Compassion International connected us, as I was an advocate, and participant in the Compassion Bloggers program. Eventually, God opened the door for me to travel along with Bri and two other bloggers, to write for Compassion on a Sponsor tour. It was in one of the many terminals at Miami International airport where Bri and I finally met in person, and proceeded to talk each other’s ears off.
After those 8 days traveling with Bri in the Dominican Republic, I’d learned a whole heap of things about her–notably her sincere passion for feeding people around the world, and her passionate commitment to living the gospel. Bri is a master in the kitchen, but in the Dominican, without her apron, crowned with her signature top-knot, I watched her serve with her sleeves rolled up and her head bowed. I watched her navigate all kinds of heart-breaking moments with a warm smile and palpable compassion plainly obvious in her actions.
This wasn’t her first time doing this. She has devoted much of her adult life to serving in this kind of capacity. In one of my favorite stories from her new book, Bri shares candidly about a season when she served overseas, fighting against human trafficking. Hospitality isn’t limited to what we’re serving at our tables.
This month, Bri released her newest project that beautifully reflects her heart for both the table and social justice. The other day I had the honor of sitting down with Bri to chat about her brand new book, Come & Eat: A Celebration Of Love And Grace Around The Everyday Table.
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