Saturday, May 10, 2014

Odie and Mt. Vernon

Hey friends, it is Odie writing today.  We had a great week in Oklahoma City. We finished up revival in the open air last night. It has been fun. I am sure that Dad will have several more pictures of revival at Mt. Vernon to post next week. 

It is always good to be with the folks at Mt. Vernon. As Dad was saying in a post the other day we have had some great times here with our friends. As I was reading that post I had a flashback of some of my own special times here with these great people. 

Oklahoma City marks the place of the beginning and the end of my elementary and hight school education. We were in revival at Mt. Vernon the first two weeks of my school career in September 1991 and I went to school here during those two weeks. This place and these kids were my introduction to school.

Fast forward 12 years later to Saturday May 3, 2003. On that day I received my diploma from Eagle Heights Christian Academy at Mt. Vernon Holiness Church back where it all began. 

Here are a couple of pictures of that day. I sure was skinny then! LOL  We will not even discuss the size of my clothes I wore on my graduation day. 

On the day of my high school graduation I was joined by three kindergarten graduates.  Two of those kindergartners will graduate from high school next Saturday. Now that makes me feel old!

All of the kids behind me in this picture are now grown.  The boy right behind me is Michael Joe Searcy. He was married two weeks ago.   Did I say I feel old?

As Dad told you Thursday I got to see my very good friend Rebecca Blankenship this week. Rebecca and I have been friends for a very very long time! I am so thankful to have her as a part of my life. I am proud of the work of God Rebecca, her husband Jeffrey, and their two girls Madeline and Andrea are doing on the mission field. 

While I was searching for the graduation pictures I came across this picture of me and Rebecca.  September 24th marks 10 years that Rebecca and Jeffrey have been married.

This Week

This Week

Here is an interesting side-note. The first time I met Jeffrey was 11 years ago at my graduation.  I guess after 11 years I will allow him to be my friend. No, really he is is a great guy!!  Jeffery celebrates the big 30 in a few days. Happy Birthday, Jeffery!

Have a wonderful weekend. 


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