Whirlwind Missions

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tim A. Cummins @ 6:46 pm  

I had a great meeting with a new partner today: Ray Vaughan with International Teams.  Ray has been working with refugees for over a decade in London.  He is back in the USA to start a new team and if all goes well he’ll be a major source of manpower.  It’s exciting to think about!  Terri Earl was also with us.  Terry has been one of our best Mission Directors and has worked with us for three years.  She’s also interested in serving with our refugee population.  Pat Maddox with Friends of Refugees and Bennett Ekandem were also there to welcome our new team members!  It’s fun to see the excitement in their faces as they see this incredible mission field.

Ray couldn’t believe what open access we had to the population here in Clarkston.  In London he legally wasn’t able to walk up to kids and invite them to our ministries.  He was elated!

After our recon of the Clarkston areas, I went back to Chamblee to check on my kids at Azlaea.  I helped several with their their math and geography projects.

Also talked with Clatie Lewis who is our main computer guy.  He’s such a fantastic partner and it was fun to talk with him about how the ministry is going and how important his service is to our ministry.

I’m glad my tooth isn’t hurting although my tongue keeps going over to the back of my mouth checking out the damage.  Bizarre.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:30 am  

Monday, January 22, 2007

This morning I had the pleasure of doing the invocation for the new Walmart that opened on Chamblee-Tucker and Peachtree Industrial.  I gave them a super enthusiastic, somewhat capitalistic, prayer!  They told me they were giving us a donation, but gave it to the special needs kids at the center across the street.  I was disappointed with that, but I’ve had some of my kids go there, so I felt better about it.  The city of Chamblee told them “Give the money to Tim.” I appreciated their support.  The mayor of Chamblee is a friend of mine and went on and on about how much they have appreciated what our team has done in what I consider “my” city.

For lunch I enjoyed hanging out with MY mentor: Sam Bandela.  Sam is from India and has had a HUGE impact on me and how I do things.  He is a true field operative and is currently in charge of reaching India for Christ with the help of about 100 indigenous Indian pastors!  Bob Speer from Shallowford Gardens also was with us.  These guys are two of my longest term friends on the planet!

My brother in law David Doverspike is donating is used car to our ministry.  We spent time yesterday working on transferring the title and going over legal stuff.  Jesse is helping him develop his web site.  I took some pictures of the location, he and his wife and the office to put on the site.

Went by Azalea to check on the kids at the mission.  They have a bunch of dioramas due soon.  We were cutting and pasting like madmen yesterday!

I had the job of breaking off a piece of my back molar last night.  What a drag.  It doesn’t hurt, but what a hassle.  Going to the dentist is like being in a car wreck–it ain’t ever cheap.