Thursday, May 7, 2015

Revival Report

We are having a wonderful revival this week at Bible Holiness Church in Elkton, Virginia. Although this is our first revival here we have known many of these folks for many years. It is almost like coming home with all the folks we know and all the visitors we have had and it is super great to be here with them all. God is blessing in every service and we are very thankful for it.

Each service has been a little different but it seemed that last night was a little extra special for us. God moved in the singing and nearly everyone came to the front and several were blessed and helped for quite a while. Odie really received a special blessing during that part of the service. It was glorious to behold it.

After all of that the Lord began to move again and we had another wonderful altar call. It is amazing to watch God work among His people and to feel His presence as close as we did last night. Praise God!

I mentioned that we have known some of the church folks for a long time. We have also known Pastor Brent and Sis. Teresa Gabbard since they were teenagers. Sis. Teresa's parents are Pastor Duane and Sis. Annie Allen from Hazard, Kentucky. We first met Bro. Duane and his family in September of 1987. We met Bro. Brent's parents Bro. John and Sis. Ann Gabbard almost exactly one year later in September of 1988. Bro. Gabbard was the Pastor at Bond Holiness Church for about 35 years.

Both of these families quickly became a huge part of our lives and it is almost impossible to imagine our lives without their influence and friendship. It is interesting to look back on the twists and turns of life and the "chance" meetings with "random" strangers. I know now that none of these things happen by accident. God orchestrates it all. Our lives have been and continue to be enriched by our friendships with the Allen's and Gabbard's.

Bro. Brent and Sis. Teresa have been in the ministry for several years and have been a blessing to many churches across the country. This is their second pastorate. We preached for them at their first church and we are so glad they invited us to be with them here in Elkton. I can sense God's hand in it all and that is the best part.

Thank you for praying for us and thank you for reading.


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