Monday, October 14, 2013

Travel Day - Livingston, Texas to Sweeny, Texas


After a very full weekend we rested well Sunday night. I had to push myself out of bed Monday morning to prepare to leave. We did not have to go far but we had to drive right through Houston so I wanted to allow plenty of time. It turns out that we left Livingston at a good time. We had light traffic all the way and not one single slow down.

The air system on the BoggsMobile seems to be doing pretty good since the repairs too. Praise God.

I took a few pictures of the facilities at Beech Creek Assembly before we left this morning.

They have recently built a new building at Beech Creek. This is the back of the new building. It has two learning centers for the school upstairs along with a place for the youth, children's church, offices and bathrooms. Down stairs it has a big kitchen area and a huge fellowship hall. They are so close to having it 100% complete. It is really nice.

Kelly Jo snapped a picture as we were coming into the heart of Houston this morning. 

We drove about 150 miles from Livingston to Sweeny and pulled in about 12:30. We are so thrilled to be back with Bro. and Sis. Lamb at Full Gospel Lighthouse. We preached a few revivals here when we were on the road in the early 1990s. I believe our last revival for Bro. Lamb was in May of 1992.

These folks have been so good to us through the years. They had us for revival the first time when they barely knew us and they treated us like royalty. We always had great services here even though I could hardly preach my way out of a wet paper sack. They loved us right on anyway. 

In fact they sent an offering to help us buy our very first trailer. We bought a 1979 Holiday Ramblette fifth wheel in 1992 and lived in it until we started pastoring in Florida.  We thought of these kind folks every time we walked into the trailer. We kept it after we moved home and used it sporadically until we sold it a few years later. 

Since the fifth wheel was very old by that time, we sold it for barely more than the amount of their offering. Kelly Jo and I did not feel right putting the money in our pockets. We split it between two evangelists and a missionary so the Sweeny church's thoughtful gift goes on.

Pastor Lamb is related to the Lambs at home so our paths have crossed a few times through the years since we have been back on the road. He has asked us several times about coming to preach and we are so glad to finally be able to do it. I can not wait to see what the Lord will do for them this week. Our first service in is just a few hours and I know that God is going to meet with us here in Sweeny.

Thank you for praying for us.


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