Monday, June 27, 2016

#26 Weekend Woundup and Weview

Friday was our last day in Wichita. I spent part of the day working on our electrical problem that flared up Sunday night in Tulsa. I am hoping it is OK now and I will give you more details some time later.

We had a great final service at Bethany and it was sad to leave our friends so soon. We were only there five nights and that is probably our shortest revival in all the years we have been going there. The revival was sandwiched in between City Reach Tulsa and City Reach OKC so we only had Monday through Friday. They sure made the best of it and we had CHURCH every night!

We had a surprise Friday night. Meet Geraldine and Maxine.

They drove about 30 miles to be with us in revival Friday night with no idea what they were getting themselves into. Their first cousin is Fred Moore (A blog reader, Hi Fred!) and a member of the church in Hillsboro, Ohio where Kelly Jo's brother is the Pastor. Fred and his wife Beulah are also dear friends of Kelly Jo's parents and all around great folks.

When Fred discovered we were going to be close to his cousins, he told them about us and suggested they go see us. And they did! It was great to meet Maxine and Geraldine, Fred Moore's #1 favorite cousin and #2 favorite cousin. Thanks for sending them Fred.

After church we cranked the bus and left for Oklahoma City. We were pulling out of Bethany by 9:30 PM and pulling on to the tent site at SW 59th and S May at about 12:45 AM or so. Bro. Jimmie, Kelly Jo and I were figuring and marking the stake layout by 8:00 and by 9:00 we had a crowd gathering to work.

Before 11:00 we pretty much had this!

Some of the churches have arranged to help us with the job of watching the tent so we went for a quick lunch with Bro. Rickey, Sis. Sharon and Javonia Searcy. It was soooooo gooooood! That is Odie's food in the first picture. I kept to my normal of meat and veggies, other wise known as Fajitas!

I spent the evening working on some projects inside the BoggsMobile but I did go out long enough to snap a picture as it was getting dark.

As I said, some of the churches have arranged to help us watch the tent as much as possible during City Reach OKC. This is the first time that I have put the tent up and been free to sleep the first night. I did go out for a while at 2:30 but the brothers had it all in hand so I slept some more. God bless these churches for their kindness.

Sunday morning we were invited to preach for Pastor Jeremy Brooks at Landmark Holiness Tabernacle just a few miles away. We really enjoyed the service and the fellowship. It has been a few years since we were there and it was good to be back with our friends. Bro. Brooks has been instrumental in the preparation of City Reach Oklahoma City and I sure appreciate it.

Sunday night was the first night of City Reach Oklahoma City. We had a good crowd and a good service. It was really great to have our dear friends Bro. Jason Freeman and Bro. Leon Henderson all the way from Ellisville, Mississippi. They are working this week about 50 miles away and we were thrilled to have them with us!

There was a storm north of town that turned toward us as church started. The temperature was in the mid 90's when the cool air started blowing from the north. It fell like air conditioning. I rushed things along and made the altar before 7:00. 

During the prayer line the storm started in earnest and it rained cats and dogs!

I appreciate Bro. Jimmie and several of the men working so hard in the rain and wind to keep the equipment from getting wet. As you can see in the picture above, it was a real gully washer!

As I write this late Sunday night, there are men watching the tent for us over night so I should get to sleep tonight as well. We could get used to this!

That pretty much wraps up our weekend. Thanks for reading.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

View Out The Front Window June 26, 2016

Last Sunday morning's post published normally but was eaten alive by gremlins at some point afterward. I have no idea how long it stayed online. I have posted it again and you can read it HERE if you missed it.

Check out our posts from the last week at the links below. 

I neglected to take pictures out the window and the door at Bethany at Wichita. Here is a picture of the BoggsMobile and Green Machine at Bethany.

This is our view from the front window at City Reach OKC.

This is our view out the front door. As you can see, we are parked at the tent again this week just like we love to be. 

We had a great set up crew Saturday. We even had Bro. David Mooney and his family drive down from the Tulsa area to help us again. I guess one City Reach set up was not enough for them. With them and all the OKC crowd, we had plenty of great help. I will try to post pictures of the set up later in the week.

We would love to have you join us this week. The location for City Reach OKC is just north of SW 59th St and S. We are set up northeast of the corner. 5730 S. May Ave will get you there using the GPS.

The Blue and White Gospel tent in the grassy area where the pin is and the parking will be in the grass south of the parking lot. The parking lot is owned by someone else and they do not want any parking on it during the meeting.

City Reach OKC is scheduled for June 26-July 1, Sunday through Friday. The Sunday services will begin at 6:00 and Monday-Friday will begin at 7:30.

I hope you have a great Sunday.


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sedgwick County Zoo Virtually

Good morning everyone! This is Odie reporting in from Oklahoma. We had a magnificent 5 days in Wichita, Kansas this week. It was great to be with Pastors John and Judy DiZazzo and all our friends at Bethany Revival Center. We truly had a Holy Ghost filled meeting. 

The BoggsMobile traveled last night after church and today the gospel tent will go up in Oklahoma City. I am excited about what the Lord has planned for this week ahead. City Reach OKC begins tomorrow night and runs through Friday night. That is June 26-July 1.

One of my favorite things to do is spend time with Mom, and together we love visiting zoos from time to time. We do not get to visit a zoo every summer but we try to go to a zoo somewhere along the road every chance we can find. 

Wednesday morning we were up early and we spent the morning at Sedgwick County Zoo. The weather was beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the zoo in Wichita. I highly recommend the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas!

Below are just some of the pictures we snapped with my iPhone. I hope you enjoy your virtual trip to the zoo. 

Please pray for us! And thank you for the prayers that have helped carry us to today. We love you! Thank you for reading!


Mom was trying to sneak up on this guy to pet him.!

But He woke up at the last moment!

Oops! Time to back off!