We were preaching in Virginia in 1992 and I woke up one morning sick. I was coughing and hacking and it grew worse all day long. By church time my eyes were about swollen together, my throat was sore and my voice was gone. We were leaving after church for Bond, Kentucky and by the time we arrived there the next morning I was a mess.
I thought I was dying. People starting saying things like this to me, "I am allergic to ragweed too" and "Do you take anything for your allergies?"
What? Allergies? I have never been allergic to anything in my life except for penicillin and pain. But at 24 years of age, I developed allergies to something in the fall. I have had some years that were better than others, but the allergies usually kick in about the third week of August and hang on until the first good frost! Yuck!
True to form, last Sunday my voice was good and strong. By Tuesday morning I could feel my voice slipping away. This Sunday was a struggle. Oh well, 'Tis the season to be sneeezin'
Saturday morning we were rushing around trying to hit the road. First, I have to visit the center of disorganization in the universe, better know as the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. I need to get a new sticker for the tent trailer tag. I will spare you the details, but lets just say I should be perfect and entire, wanting nothing any day now. Whew!
Kelly Jo was loading tools and getting things ready to ride while I was gone. We hooked up the trailer, loaded the Green Machine, fetched Odie from the Manse and headed to Acapulco to meet our parents for lunch at 11:30.
It was excellent of course! Visiting with our parents was even better.
W hit the road from there and less than four hours of driving in the rain later, we were pulling into London First Pentecostal Church and beautiful sunshine. Soon the trailer was parked, the car was extracted the bus was parked and hooked up, the sound system was set up, our bellies were full and we settled in for a long winter nap in the summer!
It has been 18 months since we have preached revival at First Pentecostal and it is good to be back. We love the services here and the revival services yesterday only reinforced that. The people responded wonderfully in the altar and God visited us both services. Praise God!
We appreciate Pastor Vernon Jarvis for inviting us into his church and for all of his fine folks for welcoming us with open arms. We are enjoying revival and expecting even better things the rest of the week.
Thank you for stopping in today.