Camp in Virginia started and was filled with 40 kids. Thursday night rolled around and we got ready to curl - 90 degrees outside and we were bundled up for the ice! Once we got to the ice rink we were told that the curling club no longer curled at that rink. The new rink was 40 minutes in the other direction. By this time we were going to be considerably late and ice time is expensive. We got in the car, plugged in the address, and the GPS said no address existed. Tried again...6 times we tried...typed it, spoke it, typed it again... It was becoming obvious that we were not going to curl that night. Sherri said, "I think the Lord is telling us to go have a nice dinner and witness to the waiter."
There was a restaurant close to our host family that offered great Mediterranean food and nothing sounded better! As we sat down at the table, the waitress came over and asked where we were from. When we said South Carolina she said she'd just been to Myrtle Beach for bike week and we told her that we worked with a lot of bikers in prisons. Her face lit up and she said, "Prisons? My co-worker here works in prisons." It was just a few minutes and Angela, her co-worker, was at our table. She said she'd heard we worked in prisons and she was the volunteer coordinator at a prison near Richmond. After telling her what we did, we gave her a card, and she went back to work. After another few minutes she was back at the table and said, "I've just looked at your website and I love what you do! I've been praying for a group like yours to come talk to my guys. Do you think you can work something out?"
Do we think we can work something out? The next day we would be with the head of Bill Glass Prison Ministry. We would be with men and women that have given it all up in order minister to those incarcerated. How about this question..."Do you think God is working something out?" Sherri spoke with Tully on Friday and found out that one of Bill Glass' coordinators was now over the state of Virginia! God was at work.
Fully prepared to curl that Thursday night, we soon learned that God had another plan. We didn't know that plan at the time, but we were being obedient to go to the last place He told us to go. In that obedience, He redirected us.
You never know what is going to be right around the next corner. If He says, "Go!", don't delay. Go! Your life is blessed, your faith is increased, and doors open that you could never imagine opening on your own.
We're looking forward to going back to Virginia for prison ministry! We might even curl!