Thursday, January 17, 2013

Peace up, A-town

I have arrived safely in Atlanta after a day's drive from Kalamazoo.  The weather conditions were decent for driving.  Decent as in no snow or ice, although there was on/off rain and fog.  On my way, I had the wonderful pleasure of lunch with Josh and Christa in Louisville for a delightful bite and great conversation.

Arriving at Atlanta the temperature was a refreshing 70F and warranted some relaxation time on the large and cozy front porch of the farmhouse where I am residing for the week.

Sunday I visited All Souls Fellowship on a recommendation from my friend Marissa.  The church started a series on Daniel and started with the topic on living in the world but not being of the world.

Onto the mission of this trip...Sunday late afternoon I drove through some interesting neighborhoods, only seeing one completely burned down house, and located stop number one: Redan Park.  There was a single player that started right before me and so I planned on catching up to him to play.  However, apparently it has been long enough that my game is far from decent at best.  Not having caught the guy that started before me I only briefly greeted some players on different holes.  Best quote from a guy (with no shirt on) as he picks up a shirt from the middle of a fairway, "Awesome, I found my shirt!  I lost it about 14 holes ago."

Finishing up the course, I watched a guy who was impressively flying a RC helicopter.  Out of the conversation, Demetri is between churches.  I left him with the encouragement to seek a church where he can serve and also grow.

With the weather in Atlanta consisting of "cold" and rain, I have not played any other courses here in Atlanta.  One other opportunity I did have, however, was talking with Marcy at a Mexican restaurant.  A good discussion, to say the least, as she was raised going to a Jewish day school. She was willing to hear the gospel but had her concerns as to the importance of Jesus.  She further explained to me that she could not believe what I shared (the gospel) simply due to the fact that she would stand condemned before God.  We parted ways after dinner, however pray that the Christians in her life would clearly demonstrate God's love.

Thanks again to the brothers and sisters in Christ: Josh, Christa, Marissa (and roommates) for their hospitality and the meals I was able to share with them.


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