Thursday, December 12, 2019

Go West Young Man: Third Verse

This is the third installment listing details from all of our trips to California through the years. The second installment is here. When Odie and I began counting trips to California we were shocked we had been here 19 times. Today I have details and pictures from our visits in 2013, 2014 and 2015. I hope you enjoy.

Thirteen 2013
Our thirteenth trip to California was a flying trip in July of 2013. We had finished tent revival in Washington, Illinois and our next scheduled tent revival was in North Dakota. In between, we sandwiched a short trip to California because it had been 20 months since we had seen our friends.

We had our niece, Courtney, with us on that trip and that was extra special. She had never been to California and had never seen the Pacific Ocean, so we had to take care of that.

It really was really a flying trip. We preached 11 services in 8 days in 4 different churches and had a wonderful time doing it. We spent time with friends, enjoyed the presence of the Lord and loved all of the fun and food too.

Fourteen 2014
Our next trip to California was our third trip in the BoggsMobile to the west coast. We closed tent revival in Richton, Mississippi and then spent about four days driving to Phoenix, Arizona. Odie stayed behind with Bro. Scott and Sis. Kim Morris and then flew to meet us in Phoenix.

We had a week of revival in Phoenix and then we arrived in California for revival in Bloomington, where we are this week. Also on that trip we dedicated the new church Amazing Grace Tabernacle in Atwater and preached revivals in Fresno, Hanford, Riverdale, Riverdale Christian Academy and Avenal. Oh, Regan Morris flew out to be with us for a week too!

The church dedication in Atwater was a highlight of the trip and we enjoyed being a small part of that event.

Fifteen 2015
Our fifteenth trip to California was another short trip. The Riverdale Assembly was celebrating 50 years as a church and 50 years with Bro. Spencer pastoring the church. They invited us to sing and preach on Thursday night of the Anniversary Celebration and Lionel Harris was following us on Friday night.

That sounded cool, so away we went! We flew to California and rented a car. We attended three nights of the 50th Celebration, preached one service from Bro. Munoz in Fresno and three services for Bro. Burris in Atwater.

Hopefully, we will get to the last 4 of our 19 trips soon. Thank you for joining us today.


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