Thursday, July 30, 2015

Riverdale 50 Year Celebration Camp Meeting!

We are honored to be taking part in the 50th anniversary celebration at Riverdale Assembly of God in Riverdale, California this fall. Pastor Charles Spencer and his wife pioneered the work in Riverdale in 1965 so they will be celebrating 50 years of pastoring and 50 years as a church. It should be a super great week.

The Millikins have been asked to sing and preach Wednesday night and we will be singing and preaching on Thursday night. They are bringing in Larnelle Harris on Friday night. I really hope Larnelle will not be too intimidated by working with us. We will make it as easy as we can on him. 

We are scheduled to be in Alabama the week before and the week after. We hope to fly out on Tuesday and fly back on Saturday so we should be able to be there for three nights. Come and join us in California. It is bound to be exciting.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Travel Day/Reunited With the BoggsMobile

Bro. and Sis. McCoy came to the motel to pick us up Tuesday morning and delivered us to the Denver airport right on time. The airport was pretty busy and the security line was long but within an hour we were waiting at our gate. They boarded Odie first and before you know it we were ready to go.

We took off from Denver about noon Mountain time.

And we arrived in Detroit for a short layover about 4:30 Eastern time.

The quick visit in Detroit, Michigan means Odie has now visited all 48 continental states in the USA.

Can you tell she is a little excited?

Some travelers do not feel like they have officially visited a state unless they stay over night, eat a meal, touch the dirt, pick up a rock or some other random qualifier. Not us. If we have been there, then we count it. Odie did eat a quick meal in Detroit but I doubt if she has touched the dirt in 10 states!

They had problems getting the plane engines started in Detroit (no joke) so we were about an hour late getting into Cincinnati. The engines seemed to run just fine once they were started. 

My Pa and Ma were there waiting on us and soon we were loaded up and pointed toward the BoggsMobile with a brief stop at Acapulco to drink a little salsa.

I appreciate my parents picking us up. Dad also mowed the grass at the Lazy OD Ranch and kept an eye on the bus. He had the AC turned on in the BoggsMobile so it was nice and comfortable when we arrived. Five weeks without much humidity slapped us right in the face as we exited the airport and it was almost hard to breathe. I could get used to low humidity.

We are scheduled to begin revival tonight about an hour away at House of Deliverance in Hillsboro, Ohio. There is no place to park the bus there so we will drive the Green Machine.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Our Last Day In Castle Rock

Thank you to those that responded to Monday's blog and have been praying for me. Sunday night was pretty rough and I did not have much relief Monday but I did get a few hours rest in the early evening. That was a wonderful blessing! I have had some severe pain this evening but I am hoping to rest some in the remaining hours of the night. Thanks for praying and keep it up.

Monday was our last full day in Castle Rock, Colorado with Bro. and Sis. McCoy and their girls. We had a great time seeing a few local sights and taking time to visit. 

You can not come to Castle Rock and spend any time without climbing up to THE Castle Rock.

Here it is in the background.

Up we went around the 1 1/4 mile loop.

It was a beautiful walk with gorgeous views.

And I finally made it to the top.

Then we drove to the overlook at Daniel Park and it was as beautiful as advertised!

Pastor McCoy was barely hanging on.

I decided to help him Down!


After Daniel Park we went for lunch at Sweet Tomatoes and really enjoyed their salad bar. It is just soup and salad with no meats but it is fresh and excellent. We will definitely look for these around the country when we need a salad fix, which is pretty often on a diet!

That pretty much sums up our last full day in Castle Rock, Colorado. We have had a great time here. Bro. McCoy will pick us up in the morning and deliver us to the airport. We have a long flight to Detroit, a very short layover and then a short flight home. I am VERY anxious to get back to the BoggsMobile and fire that puppy up!

Thanks for reading today.


Monday, July 27, 2015

Revival In Pictures - Castle Rock, Colorado

First, a personal note: I am having a problem with my right jaw and I need a touch from God. It seemed I had a bad tooth so I went to a dentist at home the end of May. He could find nothing at all wrong with the tooth. It has been hurting ever since. 

The last few days we were in Montana I thought I was gaining ground but this week the pain has really turned on. The frequency of the pain and the severity of the pain are now getting worse. It hurts by turns in the tooth, the tooth behind it, the tooth above it and in the jaw bone itself with no rhyme or reason.

It has taken me nearly an hour to type this late Sunday night in between spells of pain. I am willing to admit I am a wimp and that I have a severe allergy to pain but this is really bad. Kelly Jo and Odie have been praying for me and the Lord just came by so sweetly. We are praising God for every moment of relief but I desire to be healed! Please, please pray for me.

Revival In Pictures

We have had a wonderful revival this week at Liberty Holiness Tabernacle near Castle Rock, Colorado. As we mentioned earlier this is a pioneer work and we are very blessed to be a part of trying to get this church off the ground. God has sent them several preachers in the last 1 1/2 years and we are pleased to be added to that list. Please pray that God would continue to help Pastor James McCoy and his family to make an impact on lives for Christ in this part of Colorado.

I hope you enjoy the Revival In Pictures. Thanks for reading.