Following a trip to Africa together in February of 2009, Jeremy Willet and Justin Hanneken began the writing process for Carried. The majority of this book has been written while both authors were in separate locations around the world speaking, playing music, leading worship, coordinating mission projects, and doing youth ministry.
Jeremy and Justin present the Gospel of Jesus, share their testimonies and explore scriptures and statistics directly related to poverty in order to deliberately bring out themes such as materialism, patriotism, and consumerism. This is done in an effort to reveal the worldly kingdoms that we build up around us. The authors' perception on the rise of worship and social justice as taboo aspects within Christianity is illustrated through the recent death of a social worker in Ethiopia whom both authors spent time with. Finally, the importance of building a relationship with one orphaned child as opposed to simply sending a check overseas or experiencing a one-time short term mission trip is discussed as the authors uncover several misconceptions to the fight on global poverty.