Friday, September 30, 2011

Tanner Williams Holiness Church

We are having a great time with Apostle Donald C. Williamson and his church this week. Every service has been great and they have been responding to the Spirit of the Lord. The service was especially good last night as God moved among us. We are expecting another good service tonight and a great Homecoming on Sunday.

The folks have fed us well as they always do. For some "unknown" reason it happens every where we go. It might be that I talk about food a lot or it looks like I know a lot about food. But whatever the reason I am not complaining at all. It is wonderful. One sister brought shrimp gumbo for lunch Wedneday and it was delicious. After church Kelly Jo warmed it up and it was even better! I mean WAY better! Wow! It was worth putting in your mouth!

We plan to try the Boiling Pot again today for lunch. I may try something different. I will let you know how it goes. Hope you enjoy the pictures.


Pastor Donnie Williamson

Pastor Shad McDonald and Odie

Pastor Darius Templeton and his beautiful family.
The Templetons are originally from our home church.
They now Pastor in Alabama.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blue Ox Base Plate

I installed the Blue Ox Base Plate on the Denali yesterday and today. The Base Plate allows me to hook up the tow bar that is attached to the BoggsMobile. I needed to get it on this week since I'm leaving the trailer in the south. If I had no way to pull the Denali then Kelly Jo would have to follow me. That would not be good. No sense putting her through it or buying the gas.

The Base Plate actually went on pretty easy considering how mechanically UN-inclined I am. I know God helped me. I had to buy a drill bit, an odd sized wrench and a small tube of red Loc-tite and still saved at least $200.

I will try it out on the short trip to Richton, Mississippi on Monday to make sure it is ready for a big jump the next Saturday. Once I hook the lights up we will be ready to roll. I'll try to get that finished next week.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Into the Jungle

First of all, I want to wish my brother Tommy a Happy Birthday today! Have a great Birthday, Tommy!

There is a blog I have been reading for a year or so that I think some of you may find interesting. He only posts about 3-5 times a month but I always look forward to his pictures and the what he has to say. His name is Dave and he is a missionary pilot and mechanic with MAF International (Mission Aviation Fellowship,) serving in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. He serves there with his wife and five children.

Although he is a pilot and normally flies OVER the jungle, Dave and his coworker take an annual hike for a week or two THROUGH the jungle with local guides. This year's trip was their most ambitious. They hiked through areas where it is likely men have not been for many years if ever. Of their three guides only one of them had ever been in any of the remote area they were hiking through. He tells about it in three posts. It is really amazing. Kelly Jo and I loved the posts and the awesome pictures. I believe you may like them as well. Below are links to the three posts. Let us know what you think...


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Boiling Pot

Yep, it is time for the Boiling Pot again. Every time we are in the Mobile area we try our best to include a trip to the Boiling Pot. We have eaten various types of seafood there but we always wind up back at the Overstuffed Shrimp Poboy. The shrimp is so good and they pile them on too! I ordered a Shrimp Poboy in March at one of the "famous" seafood places in Mobile and it had 10 shrimp on the whole sandwich and cost a bundle. 

Kelly Jo orders the half and it has a huge amount of shrimp as you can see.

The whole Overstuffed Shrimp Poboy at the Boiling Pot is 13.99 and has more shrimp than one human "ought" to be able to eat. I'll just leave it at that.

There is one drawback. If you want to drink water as I do they won't give you a water cup. You have to order a drink at full price to get the cup. If I remember to do it, I take my own water. No sense paying $2 for a cup to drink water. That's the only drawback I have found so far.

We may wind up back down there again before the week is over....


Monday, September 26, 2011

A Great Sunday!

I knew it would be hard to go from West Plains, Missouri all the way to Wilmer, Alabama and then be in any kind of shape for church Sunday morning. So I made plans to stop a couple hours short, go to church Sunday morning and then finish up the trip Sunday afternoon.

It proved to be a wise move. Wise moves aren't the most common thing for me but even a blind squirrel gets a nut every now and then! By the time we arrived in Ellisville, Mississippi I was Way ready to stop.

We unloaded the 2000 GMC Yukon Denali (Still not settled on a name), rearranged the trailer (Without the Denali in the trailer all of the weight is in the front) and went to bed.

We had a wonderful service Sunday morning in Ellisville with Pastor Kenny Morris and his folks. We appreciate them allowing us to park for the night and throwing the door of hospitality wide open for us. We will be seeing some of them again next week in Richton Tent Revival. We shared a quick meal at KFC with Bro. and Sis. Morris and then hit the ground running.

We stopped by Richton and dropped the trailer. We will be right back there next Monday so there was no need in pulling it to Alabama and right back. Pastor Scott Morris was so kind to help me with the trailer and make my Sunday a lot easier.

We finished the trip to Wilmer, Alabama and the Apostle Donald C. Williamson was standing outside as the Welcome Committee to Tanner Williams Holiness Church. It is so good to be back.

This is one of our favorite places for many reasons, not the least of which is the warm friendship of Bro. and Sis. Williamson and their people. It is so easy to love folks when they are expressing their love for you and these folks do. The young people always make Odie feel a part of their group and that is special to her.

Another reason, OF COURSE, is the good food. They have great cooks in this church. Next Sunday is Homecoming so I'll be able to "sample" their very best recipes. Also the Boiling Pot is close by and we plan to visit there too. If you haven't been reading the blog long, don't worry I'm sure I'll be posting pictures.

Also the place we park is like our own personal RV Park during the day. It is away from the road and down over the hill behind the church. There are trees, flowers and even a bench to sit on. It is a very special place to park and we love that too.

Another reason we love to come to Tanner Williams is that we always have great church here! Last night was a fine example and we are expecting great things from God this week. Pray that God will have his way among us, will you?

God bless all.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

West Plains, Missouri - Ellisville, Mississippi

It's been a long day today. 480 miles and a couple of very tight places for the BoggsMobile and the trailer. We had great weather for travel though.

I'm beat and going to bed. Thank God for keeping us safe on the road.


Fill up at the Flying J in West Memphis.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Junction Hill Pentecostal Church

We have been at Junction Hill Pentecostal Church in revival this week. The church is a few miles outside of West Plains, Missouri and Bro. Dwain Galiher is the Pastor. Bro. Galiher has had a deep impact on our family through the years so we are honored to be here ministering in his church. The folks have received us with open arms as they always do and we are having a great time. We have sung, shouted, preached, prayed, ate, had fellowship and laughed a lot. Sounds like a week in West Plains to me.

It is hard to believe the week is almost over and it is Friday already. Wow! Time really does fly when you're having fun! We are hooked up and loaded up since we have a long day of travel tomorrow. We will probably crank up before daylight tomorrow and hit the road as early as possible. We hate to leave the Galiher's and their church but we will be among friends in Alabama and Mississippi the next two weeks. I have a sneaking suspicion we will be meeting some new friends along the way.

Thanks for coming along for the ride. You never know what we might find around the next corner. Enjoy the pictures from Junction Hill below.

We still haven't decided on a name for our 2000 GMC Yukon Denali so read our last post HERE and chime in.


Update Friday Night: Added a few more pictures

Bro A. E. in my suit coat.

Br. A. E. and Kelly Jo share a birthday. Both were born on July 3rd, 37 years apart.

Sis. Galiher is a tremendous cook! This particular day she fed the Bogglioni's very well!

This is Hank the Tank or Hank the church dog or as we called him in January, 2010 when we were here, Hank Snow. He does sing pretty good too! Or at least he sings pretty often. He loves to lay under something and sleep or lay out in the open to sleep and he really loves a good belly rub! Meet Hank the Tank!