Dick Anthony, Chairman of the Board and founder of IMMI graciously gave a few hours of his time. He's in his mid seventies and as sharp and up to date as men half his age. He built a small business into an organization in the U.K., Mexico, North Caroline and Westfield.
He also established the IMMI Word and Deed Foundation that exists to help Christians share the Gospel throughout the world.
Here are just some soundbites & observations that hit me:
"God is the only Manufacturer--we just distribute."
When he was looking for properties for his business in the early days he didn't let a "no" or "it's not available" stop him. He and his wife would pray over properties and some amazing stories unfolded.
"Problems are opportunities. Pray through them. Confess your sins and ask Him to fill you with the Spirit...ask Him to write the answer to your problems through you..."
His life verse is Matthew 6:33.
"The one thing you can do forever is be a witness for Christ. So you need to figure out how you can share Christ with people."
"I'm reading 6 or 7 books right now. I decided I'm going to get up earlier so that I can read more."
"I try to read through the Bible every year."
"Don't work too hard--you have to take care of your family."
"You need some good physical recreation--you need to be able to blow the cobwebs out."