What an adventure today was! As we left out of the church parking lot, we got the bright idea of finding Eric’s key. I thought it was so neat because he had a key that switched the railroad tracks and the theme of reviveTUPELO is switching tracks! We never got the key that Saturday. However, a week later his daughter got in trouble at school and we realized we didn’t find the key because Eric is the key! How cool is God?
After we gave up on the idea of getting the key that morning, Brittany suggested we try to find some homeless people to pray with. I mentioned going to the Salvation Army. As we walked up to the door, my team was able to pray for several volunteers and some of the staff. Susan, a staff member, asked if we would make 200 sandwiches. It was fun interacting with some of the residents as we made the sandwiches.
Once we were finished making them, Susan mentioned she needed someone to go with her in the cantina to hand out the sandwiches; I volunteered. She explained the ATF was leading an investigation at a non-disclosed location and we were to feed all of the LEO’s. Once we got half-way there, we got a phone call saying we were going to Holly Springs. As we were approaching the location, we saw numerous flashing lights and a helicopter flying overhead. It felt as if we were on the TV set of CSI or Criminal Minds.
Susan and myself had fun interacting with the LEO’s the rest of the day and coming up with different ideas about what they found and what they were searching for. We both admitted we had never experienced anything like that before and had a wonderful time catching up while driving to and from the raid. I told Susan that I had prayed for the Lord to use me today. We laughed at the fact that neither one of us would have ever anticipated He would call us to serve in this capacity! It goes to show you that you never know what you will be doing when you say YES to His calling!