Whirlwind Missions

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tim A. Cummins @ 3:32 pm  

Met with the Central Precinct police and the apartment managers around the Memorial Drive/Clarkston area this morning. The meetings are always informative, if not somewhat depressing when I hear all the bad stuff that is going on. It’s great to meet so many managers at one time. These meetings are a direct result of the amazing amount of outreach we had with Campus Crusade on December 30th in 62 apartment complexes!

I went to Marietta to meet a new partner that wants to work in the international area on Franklin Road. I waited at the office for him for about 45 minutes before I left. White people are normally right on time! Turns out, he was waiting for me at the front gate! Bahd luck. Chalk it up to spiritual warfare. We got it sorted out and I’ll meet with him next week.

Since my appointment didn’t show up (I thought!) I went on to lunch by myself and one of my favorite restaurants in Marietta–the International Deli run by a group of Turkish folks. After eating, I went to my car and this really fancy blackChrysler pulled up to me. The driver rolls down his window and says, “You don’t  know me, but I know you.” I thought, “Hmmm. Another example of being secretly famous.” I pulled out a card and introduced myself. He said, “You eat at Madina don’t you?” (Madina is a Somali restaurant I take guests to regularly in Clarkston–about 45 minutes from Marietta.) I told him I did. He says, “My name is Pastor West. I’ve seen you there talking to people about mission work with Muslims. Got time for lunch?” I told him I’d just eaten, but I’d drink coffee with him. Turns out he’s really interested in missions and in particular with what I’m doing in the International Village.

I thought, “Well I guess this is why the Father wanted me in Marietta.” Later, it turns out my other partner was there the whole time too!

This sort of stuff happens to me so much, I’m not even surprised by it any.more.

We serve a miracle working God!

I’m feeling a little under the weather. I don’t usually get sick, just feel a little weak. Pray for me. I need to be 100% all the time, but in particular before I head to W. Africa.