Whirlwind Missions

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Portuguese! Recon! Rio! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:50 pm  

Studied Portuguese. Came in handy today!

Went on a recon of apartments today. I think in all we have 24 of the 30 apartments comfirmed. I talked to managers or staff and left them information about the event on the 29th.

I collect a business card when I have a confirmation.

Stopped by to eat lunch at Ashley’s. Enjoyed time playing with Penelope’s fedora. Beauty!

She’s such a sweetheart!

We are making a name gallery.

I hosted a 50 minute lecture in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this afternoon. I spoke a mixture of mainly Portuguese with some English thrown in. It was hard to do. There was a bit of a time lag as well as language barriers. I couldn’t really see or interact with my audience very well. But they seemed to like it.

Helped the kids at the mission.

I liked this.

And this.

I study science for the BOOM.
Beautiful sunset.
Enjoyed the Sleight of Mind book.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Portuguese! LIVE! Girls! Recon! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:54 pm  

Studied Portuguese this morning! Cada dia um pouco mais.

Ashley had prepared the flyers to give the managers. We are promoting a big event on December 29th with Campus Crusade. They will mobiles around 400 people in 30 different complexes. Amen! Great to see the girls!

Deposited money. Thank you, Lord! And supporters!

I’m enjoyind reading this book. Anything neurological I’m interested in!

Dude can’t even put a sticker on straight. I gave him plenty of space.

I started going to the complexes to tell them about the upcoming outreach. I think I went by 17 and confirmations on 11. The others weren’t in the office. I collected a biz card from each complex to verify the addresses of the complexes.

This one is new. It’s the sister property of Huntington Terraces.

Don Juan took over Pearl Lane.

I’ll set up thirty this week if all goes well.

Worked with the kids at the mission. It wasn’t that cold inside. VERY windy and cold outside!

Beautiful sunset.

Tomorrow night will the peak of the Geminid meteor shower. Eastern skies after 9pm until about 2am.
Admin duties now.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Portuguese! Podcast! Post! Church! Mission!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:52 pm  

Studied Portuguese this morning.

Added material to my Twitter feed. About 90,000 followers.

They are my version of sermon notes.

Recorded a new edition of Verbal Surgery -513- “Next Step Ladder.” How to get ourselves into action. It’s excellent!
Went to the Post Office to mail a couple of items to my friend Fred Sorrells.

I got him the standard set up for my phone to use as a camera: mount for the iPhone, pistol grip, wrist sling, tempered glass cover, spec white performance candy shell case. He has most of it already. But I also got him a cigarette lighter adaptor with two outputs and two usb outs. You can charge four devices with it. Then I also ordered a blue tooth receiver so he can play music or books from his phone to the car’s stereo.

Gassed up my car.
Went by FBC Doraville to pick up checks.

I brought Penelope a new Hot Wheels car along with 15 foot of track.

She was delighted.

Helped the kids with their homework. Actually, I more or less just played with Penelope.
I love the Autumn skies.

Did the shopping.
I’m enjoying all the different kinds of apples.

Admin duties now.

I liked this plate.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Westside! Portuguese! Bike!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:06 pm  

Went to Westside this morning.

Great to see Brother Roger this morning. He used to be our music minister.

Pastor Ben spoke from Luke 2 on the prophetess Ana.

Studied Portuguese when I got home.

I watched the end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 today. I liked this song they used from Cat Stephens.

Watered my plants.

Rode my bike 6.93 miles. My gps got turned off for some reason.

Interesting lighting.

It was 42 degrees outside. I had pretty much all my heavy weather gear on. Still only wanted to be in it for 30 minutes.

Rained over 1.5″ this weekend.

Enjoyed playing Battlefront 2.
Still plan on doing some writing on my book. I shoot for 1,000 words a day.
Admin duties now.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Portuguese! QM! Snow! Rocks!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:10 pm  

Studied Portuguese infinitives and Past Conditional tenses.

Added two more chapters to my book Quantum Metaphors.

Went to the Gem, Mineral and Fossil show today.

Got a couple of terrific pieces.

I always enjoy taking pictures of the art by God!

Petrified tree was also amazing.

I liked these beads.

Serious warning.

I had fun using the Enlight program with these glass balls.

I really liked this little microscope with a screen. They are sold out right now, but I have one ordered.

I enjoyed shooting the melting snow. I thought the B/W versions were cool.

Admin duties now.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Portuguese! Podcast! Live! SNOW! Shopping!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:10 pm  

Studied Portuguese! Por que nao?

Muitos dias!

Released a new edition of Verbal Surgery -512- “Magic Jacket.”
Just click on the title and GROOVE!
How to get your confidence level up. WAY up with this magical edition!
Uploaded to my server.

Link on Facebook.

Wrote a new chapter in my book.

One thing can make many sounds. Including us!

Also wrote a chapter on the Black Kite. Lots of birds in my book!

Even though it was snowy, I went to Evergreen Lakes to record a LIVE version of “Magic Jacket” on Facebook.

I always love to hear myself talk.
It was a beautiful, snowy day!

With all the snow on the glass, I felt like I was in an igloo.


Did the grocery shopping.

Started getting pretty cold downstairs. I closed off my two curtains from my room.

And turned on my little oil heater. I can only run it on medium and I can’t use my coffee machine at the same time or it’ll throw my breaker.

Talked to my Health Insurance Broker this evening. We got Kathy, Jesse and I all coverage. That’s a big load off our minds.

Everything is done electronically now.
Admin duties now.
Enjoying playing Battlefront 2.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Portuguese! Haitian Consulate! Media Class! Avoir!

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:51 pm  

Studied Portguese this morning. Past Perfect this morning.

I’ve almost finished the book Suggestible You. It’s been very interesting.

Worked on my new book Quantum Metaphors. Bus tale from Nepal.

We went to the Haitian Consulate today with the Haitian ParaOlympic Soccer Team. They were very warm hosts.

Team Cheer!

We did a series of greeting videos with about ten of the guys stating, “Hello, my name is Davidson. I am from Port au Prince. Please come and visit me!” They would point at their city on a map of Haiti. I taught Fred how to direct talent, and how was best to shoot it. I thought he did great and picked it up very quickly.

When we got back to the church, I worked with Fred about 2.5 hours on how to edit video.

I taught him graphics, editing/trimming a sound bite, and putting on cover video. Then how to compile the video and send it to his photo reel. We then set up accounts for Fred Sorrells on Facebook and YouTube.
We edited a video from this morning at the counsulate. Then posted it on Facebook and YouTube.
To show him a little bit more, I went live on Facebook to let him know what that was like. It was fun to have a little interview with him.
A Pastor of the local Haitian church some of his congregation make Haitian food for our athletes.

Sad to say goodbye to these guys. They were an ispiration.

Fred Sorrells, my first real mentor. What an impact he has had on my life. I think we make a very intense team.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Portuguese! QM! Trickum Middle School! Airport!

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:13 pm  

Worked on Portuguese this morning. Conditional tense today.

Wrote a new chapter in my book Quantum Metaphors about a bus trip I had in India.
I met up with the Haitian ParaOlympic Soccer Team this morning. Took them over to Trickum Middle School.

They did a soccer prensentation to about 400 kids! Our Wounded Warrior also spoke to the group. Turned out great!

I couldn’t take many pictures because we didn’t have permission to shoot any kids. That’s very common.

Drove Robert to the airport. Super bad traffic. Got him there in plenty of time because we left super early.

Came home and vaccumed the house.

Admin duties now.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Portuguese! Phone! Azalea!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:28 pm  

Worked on Portuguese this morning! Sim!

Helped my friend Fred figure out the Marta system for a couple of our guys!

My glasses came apart. Sure was glad I could find the screw and fix them!

I wrote a chapter in my book Quantum Metaphors.
Ashley and the girls came over. Always a blessing to see them!

Helped Fred get a new phone. It’s taking forever to back up to the cloud. Working on it at the ATT store for about five hours.
We worked on doing a shot sheet from the video I took at the soccer game.

Took the Haitian ParaOlympic soccer team to Azalea to practice with the kids.

I pretty much took care of Penelope while Ashley and Miles worked with the kids. My legs get pretty sore pushing that skateboard with handle thing around.

It rained pretty hard, so the team packed up and I took off back home a little earlier than usual.
Traffic was absolutely brutal with nearly constant rain. It was particularly difficult because it was dark and Fred didn’t have his new phone yet so he had to stay close enough to me to follow behind. In Atlanta traffic. During the rain. At night. Terrible. Thank you, Lord for getting us home safely!

Admin duties now.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Portuguese! Newsletters! Girls! Mission! Spotify!

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:36 pm  

Studied Portuguese this morning. Cada dia um pouco mais!

Worked on my new book Quantum Metaphors! Yeah, baby!
Gassed up my car.

Picked up my newsletters and talked with my friend Joel Harrison at the Atlanta Metro Baptist Association.

Ashley and I worked on folding and labeling the newsletters. Penelope was very patient with us, but eventually, I let Ashley finish the job and I took the Magnificent One out to play!

We dropped the newsletter off in the mail.

We went to Marietta to enjoy Brazilian food and to pick up some supplies we needed.

We also dropped off Ashley’s computer. We needed to get another battery for it. It won’t stay powered up even when attached to the wall! Seeing that we’ve had nearly no issues with it in the six years she’s had it, I figure we’ve done great!
Worked with the kids at the mission.

Went to the church to drop off the amp and extention cords I needed for this weekend. My amp took a crash out of the back of the truck it was riding in. FORTUNATELY, it still worked! I won’t be taking it out to the field again!

Repaired the little guitar that I got for Penelope. It was missing a tuning peg and needed three new strings.

I was astonished how great this little guitar sounds!

Added my podcast Verbal Surgery to be released on Spotify. Could add a lot more listeners. Although I still think the majority comes from iTunes.

Admin duties now.

Beautiful sunset!

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