Like today, most years we are away from home over Thanksgiving. Last year Kelly Jo and I were in Nigeria. The day before we traveled seven hours to preach one service of camp meeting at City of Mercy in Osun State for Pastor Isaac Adewale by special request. It was a difficult trip after just arriving in Nigeria, but we enjoyed it so much.
Thanksgiving day we began the Minister's Conference at Christ Ambassadors Holiness Church in Abeokuta. The conference started well and Kelly Jo and I had a great Thanksgiving Day with many, many of our dear friends.
We have spent a few Thanksgiving Days in Nigeria or traveling toward Nigeria, but we have spent the vast majority in the states. What an amazing difference one year makes. This morning we are in Riverdale, California, 7692 miles from Christ Ambassadors Holiness Church in Abeokuta as a crow flies or as a crowbar flies if you have a good arm.
When in the states on Thanksgiving and not in Ohio, we have a pretty steady tradition.
That Thanksgiving tradition is a trip to Cracker Barrel for their annual Thanksgiving meal. We love Cracker Barrel on the fourth Thursday of November. That tradition is difficult to keep in California since Cracker Barrel is more rare than hen's teeth out hear.
Thanksgiving 2017 we ate our holiday dinner at Golden Corral in Modesto, California. Wow, was it every good! We are quite a bit south of Modesto this morning, but we have some special plans for Thanksgiving Day. We had to finagle our plans because of some unexpected disruption, but I will fill you in on all of that next week sometime.
We hope that all of you have a very special Thanksgiving Day. To our families and friends, we love and miss you on this wonderful family holiday. We thank God for each of you and hope to see you soon.
God bless you all.
Davy, Kelly and Odie