My name is Pastor Scott Morris and I have ask Bro. Davy to give me some time on his blog today. I have something to pass along to you that I feel is very important and I think that all of his readers will want to know.
I am posting a letter below that I sent out to churches recently in hopes of helping to raise funds to build a handicap accessible house for Odie to live in. She is not going off the road, but I felt impressed to help prepare for Odie's future needs.
I believe we can do this and I would like for you to prayerfully consider the letter below.
Pastor Scott Morris
You are receiving this letter because of a common bond we have, The Boggs Family Ministry. We are all familiar with their dedication and work that they are doing for God on the evangelistic field. They have truly given their lives for the sake of the Gospel. Many souls have been touched and blessed by their ministry. Whether by song or sermon, they have a special anointing to reach the lost, the hurting, and the sick.
Many of you are aware of the fact that God has blessed them to be able to purchase some property near their home town of Waynesville, Ohio. This property is located adjacent to the Dodds church in which they have ministered in and many of their family members attend. Bro. Davy had prayed and sought God’s will concerning the purchase of some property and God opened the door. Not only is it an ideal location, but it also has a barn that they are able to use to park their bus when they are in their home area. The barn is on the backside of the property with a large open lot on the front.
Through prayer and the sharing of a vision it has become our desire to provide Odie with a completely handicap accessible home to live in on the front portion of their lot. We shared this burden with Bro. Davy and Sis. Kelly to make sure that this would be beneficial to their family and not a strain. They were both overwhelmed and thankful for the vision that we have. We also set a date to share this with Odie and I wish you could have been there to see her face. We truly believe that this is God’s will and plan to bless Odie. Odie has spent her life ministering with her parents and we know it would be a great blessing for her to have a place of her own in their hometown. This area is ideal because of the many family members that live within just minutes of the property.
We know that many might question how this could become a reality but we feel that it is very doable through the help of God’s people. Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, with men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Many have already said that they would be on board whether through giving of money to cover the expenses or those that work and specialize in a particular field, being ready and willing to donate their time and labor.
My intention with this letter is to lay this burden of mine before you and to ask if you and your church would like to help. I am not asking for a certain amount. I am not asking for one church to carry the whole load. No amount is too small, but if only one third of the churches the Boggs family have ministered in the last few years would send $1000, we would have the $70-100,000 this will require. Some churches can and probably will do more than that and others less. That is fine. I am only asking for your consideration for the blessing Odie has been to your church and for her future.
Recently Bro. Shobanke’s church in Abeokuta, Nigeria gave $220 toward Odie’s house. They are the first church to contribute. When you consider their incomes in Nigeria, $220 is a similar commitment and sacrifice of a church in the USA giving $8-10,000. Bro. Davy was moved, touched and encouraged by their sacrificial offering.
We would like to begin the dirt work by mid-April so we have about three months to determine how to proceed. If you are planning to receive a special offering we ask that you do so by March 5th. You are, of course, free to handle it however you desire, but if we could know the level of response shortly after March 5th, that would be a huge help.
Bro. Davy has set up a special Boggs Family Ministries account solely for this building project. Checks should be made out to Boggs Family Ministries and marked for house. Boggs Family Ministries is a 501c3 and you will receive a donation receipt. Donations should be sent to Boggs Family Ministries, P.O. Box 28, Waynesville, OH 45068.
I know that many of you do not know me personally. That is why I am happy to inform you that there are several very good men that are joining with me in this request. These brothers represent a cross section of the broad fellowship that the Boggs family ministers in every year. These are good men that you know. These are good men that love Odie. They happily join with me in wanting to see this thing accomplished for Odie. I appreciate them standing with Odie, with the Boggs family and with me.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be more than glad to try to answer any questions you have.
Thank you and God bless you for your consideration.
Pastor Scott Morris
Pastor Scott Morris
Bro. Larry Landress
Pastor Donnie Williamson
Pastor Shad McDonald
Pastor Jared Burris
Pastor Darrell Meadow
Pastor Darrell Toliver
Pastor Barry Gautreaux
Pastor Kenneth Morris