Monday, September 11, 2017

Weekend Woundup and Weview #38

We Will Never Forget

Is it 9/11 one more time already. 16 years have past since 9/11/2001. That is hard to believe. May God help our nation and the world.

Weekend Woundup and Weview #38

Our weekend started Wednesday morning when we left the Lazy OD Ranch and drove about 435 miles to the Flying J near Pembroke, New York. We usually shoot for 500-550 miles each day but the Flying J was strategically placed especially for us and we did not want to seem ungrateful. Plus the RV parking out front was nearly all open. That sealed the deal.

We arrived early enough in the afternoon to take a nap before bedtime and my nap was tremendous. It kind of ruined my sleep that night but I am learning to take sleep when I can get it. I let the girls rest a little Thursday morning and then we hit the road.

The last 140 miles or so to Johnson, Vermont is not interstate, but mostly narrow two lane road. We had already been driving in the rain for quite a while. Another hour of rain, plus hills and curves on two lane roads did me in.

We stopped for the night in a local truck stop in Fair Haven, Vermont. Friday morning we only had about 100 miles to go but it took us 2 1/2 hours to drive it.

We loaded in our equipment, parked the BoggsMobile, completed sound check, ate lunch and were preparing to rest a little before church. About that time some one knocked on the door. Who could that be?

Wow! Is that who I think it is? Yep, that is Bro. Bruce and Sis. Priscilla Mayhan from Pauls Valley, Oklahoma surprising us again! They completely floored me! They are really getting good at this surprise stuff.

And the best part is that their coming was a wonderfully pleasant surprise! What an amazing demonstration of love and commitment to our friendship. We enjoyed spending time with them and being in church with them too. I sure hope God blesses them double and triple for the blessing they have been to us in the past and the blessing they were to us this weekend.

Thank you, dear friends!

KJ took this picture before the service Friday night.

Friday night was a joint community wide prayer night.

Several churches were represented and each pastor was given about 10 minutes to exhort on II Chronicles 7:14 and lead in prayer. We sang the first 20-30 minutes and then sang at the end as well. It was a neat service.

We ate and kicked around with friends for a while Saturday.

I know I say this every time we go to Vermont but this place is gorgeous and every one of you need to go see it! Tell all the Vermonters that we sent you!

Saturday evening was a full fledged concert and we had a great time. Of course you know that I had to preach a little bit.😀

We enjoyed getting to meet Pastor Al Lamos and his family. He opened his pulpit to us and I felt complete liberty working under him. One of the greatest things about our "job" is the people! God has certainly blessed us with knowing wonderful people.

Davy and Pastor Al

We met Bro. Paul and his wife last year during tent revival in Lowell, Vermont. It was wonderful to see them again. May God bless them for their hospitality.

We had two good services Sunday. The first began at 8:30 and the second at 11:00. They had Sunday School in between and a dinner afterward so it was a super great day.

Soon it was time to say goodbye to our old friends and new friends and hit the road. That is always the hardest part.

I would like to be home by tonight, but to do that we had to make some tracks Sunday. The first 140 miles back to the interstate too us 3 over hours with all the small curvy roads. The scenery was beautiful but I had my mind set on driving. 

Once I hit the interstate I put the hammer down. We made it about 310 miles and we are parked in a travel plaza some where in New York on the I-90 toll road. We are about 560 miles from the barn so we should be able to finish tonight by God's grace.

That wraps up our weekend. Thank you for reading.


I am posting the following announcement one more time today in case some one missed it.

As you probably know, NOT my friend Irma is now moving up the west coast of Florida and possibly into the western part of Tennessee. The weather guessers are thinking Irma may park in Tennessee a couple of days and that is the route we need to take to Richton, Mississippi.

Driving the BoggsMobile through a tropical depression with high wind and heavy rains is not on my "to do" list. Adding the tent trailer 13' tall, 24' long and 16,000 lbs made the decision for me and Bro. Scott pretty uncomplicated except for all of the emotion tied up in it.

We love tent revival and we especially love tent revival in Richton, Mississippi. We have had super great tent revivals there in the past and we are expecting to be back there in the future under the Blue and White Gospel Tent. This year looks impossible for the tent but it is out of our hands.

We hope to make it to Richton by next weekend or shortly after. We will have revival in the church if we can make it there.

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