Saturday, March 23, 2019

Our Fabulous Friend Farrell

Hey Friends,

Happy Saturday, I hope that your week has been good. Ours has been full of activity in Charlotte, North Carolina. We had revival at both Paw Creek Christian Academy and Paw Creek Ministries. I am so glad we were able to visit with our dear friend Pastor Joseph Chambers. He has been very kind to our family through the years and we love Bro. Chambers!

It is a travel day for the BoggsMobile. Each time that we are rolling, I thank God for keeping us running! We have always tried to have a thankful heart for traveling mercies, but our recent bus problems have made me even more grateful!

Today we are traveling from North Carolina to South Carolina. I anticipate meeting new friends in Easley this coming week. We will be at Open Praise Fellowship Holiness Church with Pastor Chad Payne for Sunday through Wednesday.

Our Fabulous Friend Farrell 

We love all of our extra special friends that we have met along the way. These friends cheer us up, encourage us and bring great big bright smiles to our faces. Farrell Stearns is right at the top of our special friend list. 

We first met Farrell in the spring of 2004 in Cantonment, Florida and we bonded quickly over our shared love for music. It thrills us to receive a letter from him or see his name on the phone screen. Every time that we hear from him it brightens our day!

Soon after we met Farrell we figured out that we had attended Crabb Fest in Owensboro, Kentucky on the same years, but sadly we did not know him yet. We had been to the same concerts, heard the same groups, cheered at the same time and had not formally met. 

Farrell always sits on the front row out on the front edge of his chair. His enthusiasm stands out in the crowd, yet we did not meet. Now years later we still have fun sharing our beloved Crabb Fest memories.

One thing that made us fast friends is that he is a diehard Isaacs fan! It is a blast to talk to him about many of the southern gospel groups that we both enjoy, but we especially love talking about “our Isaacs”! Farrell’s collection of Isaacs memorabilia is definitely bigger than mine. He pulls out shirts that I completely forgot existed.  Twice a couple of years ago we were able to attend the same Isaacs concerts. It was a pleasure to share those awesome services with him! I  certainly hope to do it again in the future.

Farrell is extremely kind and always has a sincere compliment and word of encouragement. He is so good to come to see us whenever we get close enough for him to visit. Recently Farrell came to both Foley and Wilmer, Alabama. We always look forward to seeing him! I appreciate the miles that he travels and the time he sacrifices to be in with us! It is a treat for our family to see his smiling face on the front row soaking up the service. 

Farrell has a large shirt collection of many different music groups. He likes to represent his special groups, especially when he attends one of their concerts. A few years ago his green and blue plaid shirt became his “Boggs Family Shirt” because it matches the bus. Now that shirt resides folded in his group shirt drawer! He wears it when he comes to see us and we feel so honored. 

I wanted everyone to meet and know “Our Fabulous Friend Farrell”! It is a privilege to have him cheering us on. It is a comfort knowing that Farrell is in our corner. We love you, Farrell Stearns, so much and thank God for allowing us to meet you!

Farrell possesses a joyful and positive personality that is contagious. I want to purpose to uplift those around me daily. Do you have a special friend that uplifts you? Encouragers are a priceless gift from Heaven. I am inspired to be that kind of friend to others.

Thank you for stopping by and reading today. I pray that you have a terrific weekend. 



  1. We were all so blessed by all of your ministries this week at Paw Creek! Thank you for every obedience to God to bless our school children and staff. We feel honored that God would have our paths to cross in order to receive His blessings from such a sincere family of servants. I pray the Lord's protection upon you as you travel on for Him and that every experience will follow His leading in your lives. Thank you again! God's blessings are priceless!

    Paula Huffman

  2. Thank you very much for your kindness. We appreciate you taking time to let us know. We are very blessed to be able to serve God's precious people in evangelism. Singing and preaching in the chapel revival was an extra special blessing for us.

    Thank you again,

    Davy, Kelly and Odie


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