I’m looking forward to meeting two children that Julie, Tabs and I sponsor through Compassion International. Godfrey and Bakari live in Tanzania, Africa. Over Labor Day weekend I’ll be traveling with my good friend and Jesus-following partner, Tom Patton, to walk the dusty trails of the Dark Continent. We’ll visit villages devastated by the AIDS virus . . . villages that are alive with hope because of the love of Jesus Christ.

On our journey we will be joining six other leaders for what promises to be quite an adventure. We’re going to climb Mount Kilimanjaro together. 18,500 feet above sea level. Yesterday I sent in my deposit for the climb. That made it real! I can already feel the exhilaration.

Two mountains. One to help children out of poverty. One to see Africa from its rooftop.