I first met KD in September 1999. I had been in East Asia for about a month. KD was a local leader in the tiny, slowly growing church movement. Though he was approximately my age, I had heard of KD, as he was already a very respected man within the local Christian community.
KD was a big man, who could have doubled as a TV star. He was a former college athlete and a clear leader within the underground Christian movement. In short, he was a stud!
We met at the home of John Ellis, who was a mentor and boss to both KD and me. I remember that night being a joy. We laughed. We ate. KD shared with us some of the stories of the local church movement. We walked away as friends.
For the next fifteen years, KD and I served together in various ways and from the vantage point of several roles. We were [Read more…]