Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Marvelous Monday!


Wow! What a wonderful revival service Monday night! To say we had a breakthrough would be a tremendous understatement! God moved in the altar service in a powerful way! It was awesome to see! I do not know how many young people responded and prayed for salvation but it was several! Praise God for His amazing help.

I love revival. You know that. God reviving people, giving new life, saving souls, healing bodies encouraging saints is what revival brings. It does not matter if the church is big or small, in the country or in the city, real revival is what we need and real revival will change us for the good. We have been getting a glimpse of that this year and we are thrilled.

I long to be an instrument that God can use to bring revival. I want to be tuned in to God and speak His Word faithfully and dependably. I find myself falling short of that often, but I am still striving.


In the midst of revival we also made some progress on the house Monday. I turned in the application for the building permit to Warren County Friday March 17th. They said it would be processed in 3-5 days and then they would mail a letter.

The application was approved that very day and the letter was typed on Monday the 20th. It came in the mail on Saturday the 25th. The people in the county office have been extremely helpful and pleasant to deal with and I appreciate that very much. I am a novice at this part of building and they have been patient with all my questions.

Since the permit was ready to be picked up and I am closer to home than I will be the next few weeks, I made the trip home to get it. I left late Sunday night and made it in about 1:30  AM Monday morning and left at 11:15 after a whirlwind morning with the permit in my hand. I was back at the hotel by 2:15 PM with plenty of time to get ready for church and even a small nap!

I am still waiting on definitive prices from excavators but we are now legal to dig the footer the week after Easter! We have a long way to go for a house to be built but a multitude of things have fallen into place to bring us this far. We are terrifically thankful!

Good news, a grand travel day and a great revival service made up a Marvelous Monday!

Thank you for reading today.


Monday, March 27, 2017

Weekend Woundup and Weview #13

This was an unusually rare type of weekend for us. Revival ending on Friday and another one beginning on Sunday morning is usual enough. That is normal. That is what we have come to expect and enjoy. But ending revival on Friday and beginning another one on Sunday with no travel in between is very unusual. 

First Pentecostal Church and Liberty Holiness Church have only about 6 miles between them. Since the BoggsMobile is in the shop, we are staying in the same hotel in London for both revivals, so no travel on Saturday. I must admit that it felt a little weird.

Friday night we enjoyed one last great service with Pastor Vernon Jarvis and all of his folks at First Pentecostal. We really enjoyed the whole week and the last night capped it off nicely.

We are only about 200 miles from home and I thought I might need to go home to tend to construction stuff Saturday. Dad and Mom took care of finding one of the property pins for me so I did not have to make the trip. We had a great day preparing for Sunday and helping Odie blow her nose! (Well the whole family had to stay home just to blow that poor kid's nose. -You get a gold star if you know the song with those lyrics!) She has been sick but she is gaining ground.

Sunday morning we began revival for Pastor Lester Carpenter at Liberty Holiness south of London, Kentucky. It has been over two years since we have been here and we are glad to be back.

Our last revival here was in late August, early September 2014. It was a tent revival and the Blue and White Gospel tent was set up right here.

Davy and Pastor Lester Carpenter

We had wonderful services to get started Sunday and we are expecting God to help us the next three nights! If you are close enough to come be with us, church starts at 7:00 through Wednesday.

That wraps things up. Thank you for reading.


Sunday, March 26, 2017

View Out The Front Window March 26, 2017

Here are links to our posts from the last week.

This is our view this past week from the window of our hotel room in London, Kentucky.

That will remain our view for a few more days. We are beginning revival for Pastor Lester Carpenter this morning south of London. I hope you have a great weekend.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Another Soldier Gone Home, Buzzy Deane

Hello Friends, this is Odie again.

It has been a good week. We enjoyed being at First Pentecostal Church with Pastor Vernon and Sis. Marsha Jarvis. The services were great and the fellowship was wonderful too. 

I have been fighting a cold this week. My singing has been more like squawking each night. I tried to squawk in tune but I did not always succeed. That part has not been fun but hopefully I am on the upward swing now. 

One of the greatest blessings of traveling is that we are blessed to know so many wonderful people across the country. Many years ago we met the precious Deane Family from Virginia. The Deane Family became dear friends to us. We are privileged to call them our friends.

The patriarch of the family, Reverend Buzzy Dean left this life a few days ago. He was a soldier of God that lived a full life. Just being in a service with Bro. Buzzy was an encouragement. He loved God, loved God's people, loved being in church and it was evident!!


Our hearts are heavy for the entire Deane family. I know they will miss Bro. Buzzy very much. We sadly will not see him again here but we will meet him again in Heaven. I know he is shouting and rejoicing in Heaven. 

The last visit we had in Virginia was in 2015. I went to the blog archives and found pictures of our sweet friend.


Sis. Mabel and Bro. Buzzy in their home.


We will miss Bro. Buzzy, but we will see him again soon. 

Thanks for reading. 


Friday, March 24, 2017

Revival In Pictures-First Pentecostal, London, Kentucky

We have one more night of revival at First Pentecostal in London, Kentucky. We have had a great time here and we are anticipating one more good service tonight.

We love visiting with Pastor Vernon Jarvis and his wife Sis. Marsha. They are kind and generous folks with big hearts for God and for people. It is always a pleasure to be with them and to be in their church. The church folks have embraced us and made us feel right at home as well. It has been a great week.

Odie has taken a bunch of pictures this week and it is time to put them up in this Revival In Pictures post. I hope you enjoy the pictures. 

Thank you for reading today.