We neglected to snap a picture of Pastor Jarvis Saturday night but I got this one Sunday morning before we left for church.
The weather was a little dicey in London Sunday morning but by 8:00 AM it had moved above freezing and the wintry mix had turned to rain. The Green Machine was still coated with ice but the roads were fine.
It was great to be back with Pastor Lester Carpenter and his folks Sunday morning. The crowd was lower than normal because of icy conditions in the outlying areas but it was still a good crowd. They sure helped me preach and God ministered to us. I enjoyed it so very much.
Afterward we went to the original Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin, Kentucky. It is just a few miles south of the church. We went there for the first time last year. We had a great meal and a great visit with Bro. Lester, Sis. Linda, Bro. Timmy, Sis. Wavelene and their daughter.
We are looking forward to bringing the Gospel tent to the London area next year. Bro. Carpenter invited us about a year ago to hold a tent revival with his church on their property. We are scheduled to be here in late August.
When I took the tent down for the last time this year I was so tired that I did not even want to think about tent revival. It only took me about 10 days to get over that! When I was walking around their property Saturday I was about to shout just thinking about what God was going to do.
We appreciate Bro. Carpenter inviting us to his church. I met Bro. Lester Carpenter 30 years ago. He has had a tremendous influence on our lives. It was so good to be with them.
Pastor Lester and Sis. Linda Carpenter
With Kelly Jo added in for good measure!
Although it warmed up here today the weather forecast for our route home was too bad for us to chance trying to make it. We have not been home since August and we are anxious to see everybody but I do not want to drive the bus on ice and snow while pulling the tent trailer if I can help it. We decided to err on the side of abundant caution and sit here this evening. We will try to leave early Monday morning by God's grace.
We got back from KFC as First Pentecostal was starting church (Because of the weather they only had one service today at 2:00) so I went in for service. Bro. Jarvis preached good from the book of Luke and I am glad I went. These folks have been so kind to us. I sure appreciate them allowing us to stay over another night in their parking lot.