My friend Alan is an Episcopal Deacon and was the guest preacher at church this morning to talk about the Kairos Prison Ministry. Alan is the closest thing to a brother that I will ever have.
I met Alan in 1993 right after my first marriage came apart. That was a rough time for me and Alan was more than just a friend, he helped me get back on my feet and get my head on straight. A few years later he got into Kairos and talked me into being part of a team. Since then we have spent a lot of time in prison together.
Alan asked me to be the godfather to his youngest son Brian. I met and married Susan and he was my Best Man. He studied to become a Deacon and I was part of his ordination. Really good friends are hard to come by, friends like Alan are priceless.