My best friend, Darian Colbert, who left the country for the first time as we traveled to Guatemala together in October of last year, just returned from spending two weeks in Uganda. He was part of a team of people from Lifechurch in Allentown, PA (where I used to serve) who installed a water purification system in a remote village called Katebo (about 60 miles SW of Kampala) on the shore of Lake Victoria.
It is amazing to me to know Darian's story of growing up in Allentown, to be his friend for the past ten years and to see him become the person he is today. I wish I could have been there with him as he stepped foot on African soil and as he walked through the village of Katebo and as he hugged the children there.
Ever since I have known Darian our lives have seemed to take parallel paths and I get the sense that now is no different. As He is with me, God is enlarging Darian's heart for the world. And as I look at these photos I can't help but think that we will be in the village of Katebo together one day.