Friday, October 31, 2014

Landmark Christ Mission - A Little Closer to Completion

Landmark Christ Mission is a little closer to completion. It has been a very long road for Pastor Kuye and his congregation but God has blessed them abundantly in souls for all of their labor in the kingdom of God.

Earlier in the year I mentioned that we were trying to save some money to help finish the Landmark Christ Mission in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. We met Pastor Stephen Kuye on our first trip to Nigeria in 2007. In 2009 we were blessed to preach in his church and to preach an outdoor Gospel crusade on the grounds behind his church. God met us in a wonderful way right in the middle of their muslim neighborhood.

My heart was knit together with Pastor Kuye and his people and I have wanted to be a part of their work since that first day. I can not be there physically and I could not be as effective as they are in reaching their community for Christ even if I was there. But there are many ways that I can help them.

One of those ways is helping them provide a place for the people there to hear the Gospel message and to be converted and healed. Bro. Kuye told me that 80% of his congregation are converted muslims from right there in their city. 80%! That is awesome and I certainly want to be a part of that. This is what the church looked like when we first visited.


The had a small wooden and block structure for a church and then block walls laid around it for a future church. They started laying those outer blocks by faith in the very same year the church was started in the 1990's. By God's grace and your help we left the money for them to complete the rafters and the roof of the church and in just a few weeks they had the roof completed.

I was thrilled to go back in 2012 and preach in the new church. It was not yet completed but it was beautiful and so much bigger than their original building.

Later they were able to install at least two sets of doors with money we sent.

Although we  were not able to send all the money required to finish the building this year, we did send a good part of it and they are making the most of it. Pastor Kuye sent these pictures Tuesday of some the the plaster being completed on the outside walls. The plaster really starts bringing it all together and I am excited to be a part of helping them reach this stage.

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I do not know what the unfinished brick structure is in these pictures. I will have to ask Bro. Kuye about it.

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I know that Bro. Kuye wants me to pass his appreciation to you. This is part of his email:

Thank you for being a blessing to my family and the church. Thank you for allowing God to use you. I am glad to show you the plastered outside of our church. Thank you for reaching out to us in great love. I pray the the Lord meets your heart desires fully in Jesus name. Bro. Stephen Kuye

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As I said earlier this year, I know there is much work to be done for the kingdom of God and this is a small part of it. However I feel like it is a very important part of the work of God. These are people I know. I have witnessed their burden. I have felt their heartbeat. They are working in difficult and sometimes dangerous places and I believe they are worthy of a helping hand.

I intend to help if I can. God bless you for all that you have already done. If you have some money put back for missions and you would like to help build a church let me know. I will see that every dime of it goes directly into that building.

God bless you and thanks for reading. If you want to see more pictures or read more of our visits to Landmark Christ Mission you can click on the links in bold print within the blog.

Boggs Family Ministries, Inc. 501c3
PO Box 28
Waynesville, OH 45068

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Beautiful Pictures of King's Canyon

We are still recuperating from whatever has been ailing us. Not gaining ground quickly but we are resting and doing the best we can. Wednesday was a beautiful day but we spent most of it inside.

As I said yesterday Kelly Jo and Odie took Regan Morris to see General Grant the giant Sequoia before they backed tracked to the Fresno Airport. I was too sick to go and I hated to miss it so bad. When they started sending pictures I hated it even more.

We have seen the grove of trees that General Grant stands in two or three times before but I do not think it was ever as pretty as Monday when Kelly Jo, Odie and Regan visited. They were there about 9:00 AM on a cool clear morning and the pictures are awesome. The sun rays in some of the pictures are almost unbelievable. They were all taken with KJ's iPhone 5.

Odie took some pictures as well and she will probably post them Saturday.

This is the drive into the park.

I think they arrived at the grove a trees at just the right time. Wow! What a picture below!

I hope you enjoyed the girls little tour through the corner of King's Canyon National Park. I sure enjoyed it through their pictures. We are not that far away and if we can get to feeling better it would be tempting to drive in from the south end like we did in 2009. That was a great drive.

California is an absolutely beautiful state and we are glad that Regan was able to see a little of it before she had to go back to Mississippi.


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Revival In Pictures - Atwater, California

Monday Kelly Jo and Odie took Regan Morris back to the airport in Fresno. She needed to be at the airport by 12:00 and it is only about an hour drive but they left before 7:00 AM. The reason they left so early was so they could take Regan up into the edge of King's Canyon to see some huge sequoia trees including General Grant. They had a great little trip and snapped some super pictures. I will try to post them tomorrow.

After lunch they took Regan to the airport got her loaded up and waited until her plane left. She made her connection fine and she was safe in the arms of her parents by late Monday night. I know it was a very long travel day for Regan. We sure are thankful she made the effort to come to California and see us. God bless you, Regan. Thanks to Bro. Scott and Sis. Kim for allowing her to come. It may have been harder on GrandMomma Joan to allow Regan to travel so far. She made it Sis. Joan! Thank you for trusting us.

I tried to stay as inactive as I could on Monday and I pretty much succeeded. I could not sleep after KJ left but I did read and rest most of the time they were gone. Bro. Jared brought tacos for lunch so we sat in the fellowship hall and visited a few hours. When the girls arrived home they rested a bit and then we visited with Bro. Jared's family and his Mom and Dad. 

We laughed until we about cried most of the evening. We always have a great time with these friends and it is sad to say good bye when we leave them. Hopefully we will get to see them again before we leave the state. We will be within 100 miles for the next two weeks and in California that is local fellowship.

We rested well Monday night. (I am writing this late Tuesday night and I have faith we will rest well gain.) Kelly Jo is feeling a little puny as Odie and I try to recover. We are working hard to keep Kelly Jo well because if she gets sick then the wheels on this machine grind to a halt. It is important that we are physically, emotionally and spiritually prepared as we can for revival. When we are sick that takes a little extra effort. Thanks for praying for us all.

We had some business to take care of Tuesday morning. After that was finished we loaded up and moved the BoggsMobile and Green Machine about 100 miles south to be in position for our next revival beginning Sunday. We intend to be as rested as we can between now and then. Once we crank back up Sunday we have 16 services scheduled in the next 13 days so we want to be able to run!

We have one more large set of pictures to show you from revival at Amazing Grace Holiness Tabernacle in Atwater, California. These are from Thursday, Friday and Sunday. I hope you enjoy.