Monday, June 15, 2009

Crashing for Jesus

Well it has been way to long since I have written on this blog. I decided to update what has been going on in my life. It seems like goes along like normal and then something out of the ordinary happens. That is what the title of this blog comes from.
A couple of weeks ago, I was driving in the city running some errands. It was one of those days that there were traffic jams everywhere. As I was backing out on to the street into traffic I had one of my friends stopping cars and watching for me so I would not hit something. I was watching a bus that I was with in inches of when I felt the bump. I did it, without any warning (where my friend was not I am not sure, and why the girl in the car did not at least honk when she saw I was going to crash into her car; you can see I had ownership issues with this crash. ha ha). We all got out and began the negotiations. She suggested I pay money, immediately I saw dollar signs. I protested suggesting we go to the repair shop together to get an estimate. She had no time at the moment, nor did I so I suggested that she call me and I would meet her at her leisure. She immediately thought of lies and never seeing me again. My friend assured her we were Christians and I would give right numbers and would meet her. She wanted to call the police, at which I could see would take an incredible amount of time for very small damage, I begged her not to. I barely broke her bumper. As I wrote down my number she tells my friends she would settle for 30,000 tugriks. I did not hear this, I would have jumped at it. It sounds like a lot but in reality it is just over $20. She reluctantly took my number and I drove away. Later that day she called and wanted to meet me at a repair shop. On the way to the repair shop the Lord reminded me that I did not take responsibility for the wreck. I did not ask forgiveness for my wrong. To my amazement the estimate was 30,000 tugricks. I was relieved that all my grocery money would not be spent on car repair. I gladly paid her the money and insisted she take another 5,000 for her time and trouble since it was my fault. I apologized for my wrong in the situation. She was amazed and did not want to take the extra money but reluctantly did. Two days later I realized I had a missed call from her number. I thought "oh my, what is it now?" I did not call her back, I figured that if she really wanted me she would call me again. A couple of days later I received a message from her. She said that I had made quite an impression on her and she wanted to meet together and talk. She is a singer and she wanted to give me one of her CD's. I am planning to meet up with her again. As I told our staff about this message, they were sure God was leading me into a new ministry "crashing people for Jesus". Bob did not bear witness with this new ministry and has tried to discourage me strongly. ha ha You really never know how the impact of our daily lives has on others.
I am glad that others can see the difference Jesus makes in my life!


CONNIE said...

What an awesome testimony sister! I am so proud of you!!

Marianne Cassell said...

You do make me laugh, Chrissy!!! I've really been missing you today. Hope you and Bobby are being blessed of the Lord!! I saw Bobby's list of prayer needs and I'm praying for your car to sell. Maybe if I can help you sell God'll give me a new one! love y'all!!! Mom