So what do you do when you are sitting in a small two-gate airport waiting for your flight and in walks Kimbo Slice...KIMBO SLICE. I was stunned when I saw this beast of dude walk by me with his comrades. I had heard alot about KIMBO from my UFC buddy Justin, but I had never intended to "bump" into him. I was stunned to see him there so I figured that I had better google him and come up with a "game plan." As I googled him I quickly found the video below about a fight that he had the previous night in Grand Island, Nebraska. To make this dude even more intimidated I learned that some the fight entourage that was with him consisted of a "pimp" who runs a well known X-rated cable channel.
Kimbo hammered his opponent the night before and there was no telling what he would do to me if I dared mentioned the word "Jesus" to him. But I was over taken with conviction that not talking to him would be a missed opportunity.
After going to the bathroom numerous times. I finally MANED UP and approached him. I talked to him about my friend, Justin "The Viking" Wren, and gave him my Unusual Soldiers business card. I pointed to the card and told him that I had written a couple scriptures on it that I felt that the Lord had given me. Then I found myself inviting him on a mission trip with me overseas next summer. I don't even know if the dude is a believer.
At the end of our short conversation he punched me...well kind of....he pounded my knuckles and told me, "Thanks for the love, man."
I think that convo with KIMBO may tie some of my scariest moments on the mission field. But it was worth it. Imagine if a dude like Kimbo got fired up about Christ and impacting the world. That would be insane.