Today we leave the BoggsMobile in Illinois and drive to St. Louis in the Green Machine. In St. Louis we will park the car and board a plane for Sacramento, California. Once we land in Sacramento we will stuff everything into a rental car and drive to our friend's house in Atwater, California. It will be a very long day but we are anxious to get to California.
We had no idea how beautiful the weather was going to be here in Illinois when we planned this trip. They have had a very hot summer but this week has been in mid 70s and then 50s at night. That is awesome and it is a little difficult to leave. The valley in California has been oppresively hot but we are still looking forward to going. Thank God for air conditioning and I do not say that flippantly at all.
We plan to preach Sunday through Friday for Pastor Jared Burris and the folks at Amazing Grace and then one service in Avenal, Fresno and Riverdale. It will be a busy week but it has been 20 months since we have been to California so we want to see as many friends as we can. We are expecting some great services too. Pray for us if you think of it.
I am always a little nervous about leaving the BoggsMobile. I do feel better about it when I leave it in Ohio because I know my Dad is close by and that he will watch over it. It needs electrical juice at all times and so many costly things can happen if that is interrupted. Bro. Nathan is here in Ilinois to keep and eye on things. I will do my best to leave it at that.
I often say to Kelly Jo that everything we have, we use for the ministry and it all belongs to God. If God lets something happen to His own stuff then that is his prerogative. He knows what He is doing.
I hope you have a great weekend. By the next time you hear from me we should be in sunny California. Should something happen to us on the way, do not worry about us. We are in the hands of God and that is the safest place I know to be!