Saturday, April 30, 2016

Congratulations Deidre Boggs

Hey Friends,

It is Odie reporting in once again from Arizona. We have had a wonderful week. God is helping us in revival this weekend at Bethel Church in Phoenix. We are enjoying getting better acquainted with Pastor George and his wife Sis Binu. These are super great people.

Last Saturday I told you about my whirlwind trip to Missouri to surprise my cousin Deidre Boggs. Deidre completed her four years at Ozark Bible Institute. She majored in Christian Education. I am super proud of her for persevering and working so hard!  

I was thrilled to be in Neosho, Missouri last Friday and cheer as Deidre's name was called. We had a whole pew full of family and friends there from Ohio cheering for Deidre.

Deidre, I love you my, "Sister" Cousin! I can not wait to see what God has ahead for you.

I also had several other friends graduating from Ozark Bible Institute this year. It was great to see them graduating too! Congratulations to all the 2016 Graduating Class of Ozark Bible Institute! All of your hard work has paid off.  

Below are the rest of pictures from my trip.

Thursday night 
Deidre, Me and Lisa Isaacs 

Friday during the day
Papaw Eugene

Lisa Isaacs, Tara McCoy and Karen Boggs

Me and Uncle Steve 

Me, Uncle Steve, Papaw and Mamaw's bunny ears

Waiting for the crowd to come and the graduation to begin.

Deidre with her Pastor Kelly Rogers and Levi Rogers

Me and my friend Selah Shoemaker 

It was great to see Julie Martin

Also I had a quick visit with Brentni Hrepeck 

Deidre shared some of her pictures with me. I was unable to get pictures of all my friends that night. 

Deidre and Ivy

Deidre and Selah

Ben and Deidre 

Aunt Karen and Ben Shoemaker 

Deidre and friends 

Four year graduates 

Now it is time for graduation

A portion of the crowd. The church was full to overflowing. 

President of OBI Pastor Danny Taylor 

Class speaker Jeremey Margeson. Jeremy is a fellow Ohioan and he did a great job!

Tassels changed, now an official OBI graduate 


Praying for graduates 

I was thrilled to see our long time friend Sis. Mary Kimbal

The Lutz from Colorado 

Selah and Lisa

Me and Sis. Shoemaker 

Me with Papaw and Mamaw. It was wonderful to get to spend a little time with them. 


Thank you, Aunt Karen and Uncle Steve, for picking me up and taking me back to the airport so very early in the morning. I appreciate all your help to make this trip a success!

Flight from Joplin, Missouri to Dallas Fort Worth Texas

After a quick plane change it was on to Phoenix. 

I have to close with a picture of my delicious lunch. This was the picture I sent to my Uncle Steve letting him know I was "home".  There is nothing quite like a burrito from Humberto's. 

Thanks for reading! Have a fantastic weekend. 


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