We began revival last night at Beechfork Holiness Church. It is so good to be among friends here in Tennessee. These folks have stayed with us through thick and thin and back to thick again. Pastor Herman Woods and Sis. Margaret have been like second parents to us and their folks have embraced us since our very first service at Beechfork.
Our first visit here was 25 years ago this week when I preached their Homecoming service on June 12, 1988. We had met Bro. and Sis. Woods and several of the folks in 1985 and Bro. Herman had been in our home several times. We decided to come down for Homecoming, the Lord blessed in a mighty way and the rest is history.
It was one of those amazing services when God works His will and way and wonder in a tremendous way. I could not have endeared myself to these people on my own and these people could not have grabbed my heart they way they did on their own. We did not know our lives would be so intertwined together over the next 25 years. But God knew it, God did it and God sealed it all in that single Homecoming service and sermon.
I was a 21 year old preacher that did not have enough sense to get in out of the rain but these folks grabbed my heart and would not let go. It has been an awesome ride and I would not trade it for anything. I thank God for bring us all together and for blessing us so many times down through the years. It continues to be a wonderful relationship.
I am sure that I will have more to say about all of this over the next few days but for now I will show you a few pictures from the service last night. I am sure I will have a lot more pictures before it is over too.
God bless you all.
Brandon presented Odie with a new Bible.
Sis. Margaret and Odie
Kelly Jo and Bro. Herman