Whirlwind Missions

Monday, February 26, 2024

Carnivores! PE! Azalea! Bank! 2.26.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 11:36 pm  

K found some old slides of Ashley. Man. The color really pops.

Came in #6 this week.

OYB!

I’m preparing to do a major transplant/repotting of my carnivorous plants. I’ve basically left the alone. I need to take a more proactive approach.

Power blinked off for a few minutes this afternoon. It came back on before I was able to post a notice of an outage.

Español!

Hiked 1.90 miles.

Beauty!

Still figuring out the monitors.

Had a good chat with my Mom.

Renae got the newsletter copied. Amen.

Produced the newsletter. Printed it to get ready to photocopy.

Washed, dried and put up my clothes.

Took my grandgirls to Waffle House.

Homework at the mission.

They helped me decorate envelopes to send to supporters.

I heard that Olesima was moving. We went to her house to say goodbye. Sad.

Penelope left her folder at the mission. She said she didn’t really need it.

Got stamps for the newsletters.

Deposited checks. Thank you, Father for helping me in my time of need.

Ashley painted a Frida Kahlo picture that was left at the mission. I decided to bring her home.

Beauty.

Don Cheto.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Rockbridge BC! Español! Podcast! 2.25.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 5:57 pm  

OYB!

Worked on website domain.

K and I went to Rockbridge BC which is the home church for Whirlwind Missions. Pastor Bill Cordrey, who is the President of our board of directors spoke on the parables of Jesus.

Pastor Greg is also on our board and plays music at the church as well as speaking.

Great to see Joyce Barrington. She was Carl Barrington’s mom and also gave us the car I’m currently driving.

Also had a great talk with my friend and board member Pat Barrington.

Released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Tuned In.”

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Walk! Computers! Recycle! 2.24.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:06 pm  

Bizarre.

Still working on getting meetings with these guys.

OYB!

Español!

Hiked 1.32 miles.

Went through all the tech gear that was donated to me yesterday. Big jumble of wires and chargers.

I organized everything then checked which devices powered up.

I took the monitors that I got that were plugged into old PC desktops to Goodwill along with the cases for the iPads.

Put gas and oil in my car.

Took the laptops and iPads that didn’t work to HL Computers to be recycled properly.

Friday, February 23, 2024

Walk! Computer Gear! 2.23.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:10 pm  

Wow.

OYB!

I like the words. My buddy Anthony is learning to play this song on his classical guitar. It sounds great.

Español!

I went for a 1.1 mile hike. Felt like I had a sticker in my foot for a while.

Had a good talk with Uncle Will J about his donation. I appreciate it!

Went to Algood Plumbing to pick up some used tablets and laptops. Hopefully, some of them will be worth picking up. The batteries are probably dead on most of them.

Pastor Greg is on Whirlwind Missions’ board of directors. He was the one who got us the computers.

Had a nice chat with my Mom about Will J and his family.

Sigue adelante.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Anthony! Walk! Azalea! Gymnastics-PE! 2.22.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:25 pm  

Moon mission!

OYB!

Fun chat with Anthony!

Tried to call the Pastor of Yellow River BC. Couldn’t get through. Let my buddy Jon Paul know since it’s his church.

Español!

Walked 2.71 miles. 19 hills.

K and I picked the girls up at the bus and took them to Waffle House and then to gymnastics.

Helped the kids at the mission.

Enjoyed watching the girls do gymnastics.

Went by my office to check the mail and make sure my ficus was ok.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Fundraising! Azalea! PE! 2.21.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:30 pm  

Followed up with the fundraising efforts yesterday. Went to a supporter’s house to pick up a check.

Deposited another $2K plus this afternoon. Amen.

Put Pastor Ben on my mailing list.

OYB!

Español!

Had a good chat with my buddy Anthony.

One more thing to worry about.

Did my laundry.

Picked up checks in the mail at my office. Thank you, Jesus.

Helped the kids at the mission. We had a fun Bible story time with the younger kids.

Good talk with Nana on the way home.

Sunset!

Kathy lost her Visa card. I got my headlight on and looked under the car seat and found it. I figured I would. Amen. When I’m with the grandgirls I ask them, “What have we learned from this?” I decided that a lanyard around her neck would be a good way to handle the situation.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Fund Raising! PE! Park! Azalea! 2.20.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 10:47 pm  

Cold morning.

OYB!

Contacted the Pastor of Yellow River BC.

Talked to Ashley about PayPal payments.

Since Whirlwind is low on funds, I spent hours texting, emailing and calling supporters. It was a very positive day with many people giving sacrificially to keep us going.

Español! Another milestone.

Hiked 1.84 miles.

Ordered groceries.

Had a good chat with Buck Burch who is the GBC missions guy.

Talked with my friend Quentin Krengel. He’s going to be supporting us in a time we really need it.

The girls and I got Vietnamese sandwiches and had a picnic at what we call “The Church Park.”

Helped the kids at the mission.

Listened to Don Cheto.

Good talk with my Mom.

Art by God.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Walk! Grandgirls! K! 2.19.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 8:26 pm  

Glad to hear this.

Worked hard this week. Terrific competition.

Some thoughts on AI with Eric Barker.

OYB!

Español!

Making plans to meet up with people and teach a class on evening.

Hiked 1.31 miles.

Joined a mission group with Georgia Baptists to mobilize more teams.

K and I took the grandgirls to Evergreen Hotel at Stone Mountain Park. Unfortunately, the pool was out of order. We played some games around the lake instead.

Then off to Metro for lunch. Miles came and picked them up from the restaurant after we ate.

I’ve been glad K has been walking and feeling better. Amen.

What a great family!

I’ve had messages from some of my partners today. Plus members of the board saying how much they appreciated all the work the Ashley has done for Whirlwind Missions over the year. Sadly, we can’t keep her on our payroll. The funds just aren’t there. Hopefully, there will be enough for me to keep going. Tough.

Not only am I sad about Ashley, but I’m sore from my fall yesterday at the Doggie Park. Could’ve been a lot worse. I also noticed in my One Year Bible this morning that it’s been 16 years ago today since Jessi had her psychotic break which caused her to set the house on fire and me to the hospital trying to put it out. Certainly not the best day!

Just keep going. In life and in Español.

Sunday, February 18, 2024

Yellow River BC! Podcast! Grandgirls! 2.18.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:34 pm  

OYB!

Español!

Kathy and I went to Yellow River BC this morning to meet with Pastor Kevin Creasin. My buddy Jon Paul invited me to come.

Recorded and released a new episode of Verbal Surgery called “Familiarity Breeds Attempt.”

Went to the bank to deposit checks. It’s the first time that I’ve seen the Whirlwind Missions bank account get under $3,000 in a few years. I had to make the hard call to Ashley to tell her that we couldn’t pay her any more. We can’t give what we don’t have. She completely understood and told me that her family would do just fine without those funds. What she said they really needed help with was taking care of Penelope and Everly, which of course I will do. They are my best friends!

After talking with Ashley, I called my treasurer Jon Paul with my decision. No one wants to do something like that, but he understood the necessity.

Took the girls over to the Doggie Park.

Beautiful sky!

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Walk! Cleaning! Board Meeting! 2.17.24

Tim A. Cummins @ 9:37 pm  

OYB!

Español!

Walked 2.10 miles.

I called Jodie but talked with her husband, Charlie. He’s been a lifelong friend. He’s having health issues. Always good to show concern and pray.

Put the bedding on K’s bed.

Vacuumed the house and cleaned the filters and canister.

I got some Goo Gone and cleaned off the sticker on my tray. Sure looks better.

I had a good time with the board members of Whirlwind Missions this evening.

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