Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 - Our 11th Year in the Rear View Mirror.

The end of 2013 marks our 11th consecutive year on the road, 13 1/2 total years of evangelism and 17 1/2 years of full time ministry. We drove the BoggsMobile 12,515 miles. We preached in at least 20 states and two foreign countries in 2013 and were blessed to see many people find Christ as their Lord.

We have had some great revivals, tent revivals and super great trips to Nigeria, West Africa and to Chiapas, Mexico. We have experienced God working in our physical bodies, our finances and in our spiritual man. He has blessed us with little and he has blessed us with abundance. God has answered some of our prayers with amazing attention to our detailed requests and He has answered some prayers with little resemblance to what we asked at all. Thank God for EVERY answered prayer in 2013

In 2013 we have wept and danced with joy and moaned and sorrowed in sadness. We have had extremely high times and we have had extremely low times. We have soared over adversity and been brought low by events that should have been trivial. We have laughed and cried. But through it all God is still God and He is still in control.

As a family we are kind of glad to bid 2013 goodbye and embrace whatever God has in store for us in 2014. Praise God for His constant care and faithfulness.

Below is a summary of our travels this year with maps to go along with it. Hopefully you can zoom in or zoom out on the maps for a better look.


Our first trip of the year started in Neosho, Missouri and finished in Ohio as May was ending. It included meetings in Neosho, MO, Broken Arrow, OK, Blair, OK, Wichita, KS, Corwin, OH, Waynesboro MS, Ellisville, MS, Conehatta, MS, Wilmer, AL, Semmes, AL, Moss Point, MS, Mobile, AL, tent revivals in Citronelle, AL and Milry, AL, another meeting in Tuscaloosa, AL, recording in Nashville and then home for my Dad's surgery.

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We left in May for tent revival in Bristol, VA and Springville, IN, revivals in Wartburg, TN and Lebanon, OH, tent revival in Washington, IL, attended Kid's Krusade in Ft. Totten, ND and a tent revival in Dunseith, ND that was canceled after we were there. We spent time set aside for tent revival ministering to whoever we could in Devil's Lake, ND before going on to Omaha, NE and revival in Wichita, KS. We dropped the bus in Claremore, OK and drove to Dayton OH for Indoor Fellowship meeting the third week of August.

In June Kelly Jo and I also flew to Florida and drove all the way to Key West and in July we all flew to California for revival in Atwater, CA and services in Fresno, Avenal and Riverdale, CA.

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After Fellowship meeting at Dryden Rd. We drove back to the bus for revival in Claremore, OK. Then we had Tabernacle meeting in Blanchard, OK and tent revivals in Neosho, MO and Richton, MO. Then we went west for revivals in Livingston, TX, Sweeney, TX and Pine Prairie, LA. We also had the BoggsMobile in the shop for most of three days in Houston, TX area.

Our next stop was Cantonement, FL for more bus work and preaching then Kelly Jo and I flew from Pensecola for a quick mission trip to Nigeria, West Africa. After Africa we went to revivals in Haines City, FL, Glencoe, Al, and fellowship meeting in Hokes Bluff, AL. We left the BoggsMobile in Alabama and drove the Green Machine to Claremore, Oklahoma to spend a few days with the Millikin family.

After returning to the bus we had revival in Hazard, KY, special services in London, KY and then home. After a mission trip to Mexico a revival in Waynesville and a few days to celebrate Christmas we loaded up in the BoggsMobile and drove back to Claremore where we finished out the year with the Millikin family and the Westside Holiness Church.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Travel Day and Home Stuff

Sunday was supposed to be much colder than the beautiful Saturday we had and it definitely lived up to the forecast very well. It was bone chilling cold from the very first time I stepped out of the bus. There is no sense in human beings living in climates this cold! Whew!

Even though the wind blew us to fro we made it to Claremore about 8:45 PM. We stopped for diesel in Joplin and church in Miami and then drove on to Claremore after service. It was a great day even with all of the cold.

We had a wonderful time Sunday night in Miami with the whole Stephens clan. Pastor Mike Stephens has thrown the door open to us and we always enjoy being in service with them. They were kicking off revival tonight and it was good to be a part of it. We have zero pictures between the three of us to prove we were there at all. Maybe we dreamed it.

We do have some pictures from our week at home. We always take my brother Steve and his family to dinner at Christmas time to reward them for taking care of my mail. We enjoyed a great meal and fellowship at J. Alexander's in Dayton. Here are a few pictures from that night.

My Dad and I spent one day last week on a road trip. We went down to Grayson, Kentucky to visit some family. We had a great day together and with some of our cousins.

This is Dad's first cousin George Boggs with his wife Diana.

Lowell, George and Dad. Lowel and George are brothers.

Dad and his younger Uncle James Mays

We have a few pictures from our home church at Dryden Rd.

Of course we had a few meals at Acapulco the few days we were home.

We were also happy to drop in for a few minutes on the 25th anniversary celebration for some old friends. Eric and Charlene have been our friends since we were all kids. That was our last evening home.

Monday evening is the visitation for Bro. Marty Millikin at the Claremore church. Please continue to pray for the Millikin family.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

Last of the Mexico Pictures From Rosemary Landress

We will be traveling again today so I thought I would post the last of the pictures from our trip to Mexico with Bro. Larry and Sis. Rosemary Landress and Holiness in Mexico. I believe these are all pictures from Sis. Rosemary's camera Saturday and Sunday.

I am still rejoicing over the move of God we had in the services especially Sunday night. There are several pictures of some of the folks that were saved including the precious 79 year old gentleman that was saved Sunday night. Praise God for His goodness.

As I said, we will be traveling today by God's grace. The temperature has really dropped overnight and the wind has picked up considerably. I hope and pray that today's travel is as uneventful as yesterday's travel.

God bless you all.


Most of the men in the village of La Linea are fisherman. They use these boats to go out into the Ocean for shrimp.

This young man below was already a Christian but he was really touched Sunday night and said he felt like God was calling him into the ministry. Praise God.

Several of the young children wept and prayed in the altar service Sunday night. Who can say what God was doing in these young lives? I still remember services that touched me as a child.