John Weaver grew up in Northern Virginia. He has earned a B.A. in Theology, an M.A. in Intercultural Studies, a TESOL Certificate, and he is currently writing his dissertation for a Ph.D. in Education. Since September 2000 he has served with Shelter For Life International by providing relief and development programs to help the Afghan people rebuild their lives, their hopes, and their communitiesWeaver, John is the author of 'Inside Afghanistan The American Who Stayed Behind After 9/11 and His Mission of Mercy to a War-Torn People' with ISBN 9780849943928 and ISBN 0849943922.