What a wonderful weekend we enjoyed the last few days! There were some decidedly unwonderful moments, but we pushed on through and made it just fine! The unwonderful bits were driving through the mountains of West Virginia. It was slow going and tedious, but we drove right on with no unforeseen delays or problems. Praise God for it!
We left Friday night after our final night of revival in Romney, West Virginia. We loved being with Pastor Bob Jeffreys, his wife, his family and the saints of God at Safe Haven Tabernacle. They all received us with open arms and we enjoyed making new friends and having revival with them. We look forward to going back soon. May God bless them for treating us with special friendship!
Odie captured a few pictures Friday night. If you would like to see more pictures from Safe Haven Tabernacle you will find them here.
We left Friday night after church in order to get a jump on the long route ahead. The first 27.3 miles from Romney to I-68 in Cumberland, Maryland took us a little over one hour. We drove one more hour that night on curvy and hilly interstate for a total of 72 miles for the evening.
After resting pretty good, we left the rest area about 7:20 Saturday morning.
We followed I-68 west to I-79 south to I-77 and then I-64 west. It was mostly mountains and curves for the first few hours. I thought we drove 530 miles Saturday and 600 total, but on closer examination of the numbers, we drove 460 miles Saturday for a total of 530 miles from Romney to Hodgenville, Kentucky.
We got parked and hooked up in Hodgenville, ate, rested a bit, cleaned up and then carried in our sound equipment a little after 6. At 8 we went live on YouTube with sound check and enjoyed Pastor David Webb and his family as our special guests. We had a wonderful time even after the camera was turned off.
Sunday morning we were in the special 5th Sunday service at Hodgenville Pentecostal Church at 11:00. We enjoyed the service very much and I sure hope they did too. We love Pastor David Webb and his family and the saints at HPC so very much. May God bless them for being so good and kind to us.
We also enjoyed lunch, takeout from a Mexican restaurant of course, with Bro. Webb and his family. We had good food and super great fellowship with our dear friends.
HPC is in the middle of a building program and the outside is nearly finished. It is looking beautiful!
We left HPC a few minutes after 4:00 and finished up the 200 mile trip a couple minutes before 8:00. I dropped KJo and Odie at Odie's house and then parked the bus next to the barn. I walked back up to the house and KJo had the tripod ready to add my phone and start recording.
We had not planned on having online service Sunday night because we knew we would not have time to get set up and going before 9:00 or so. However, my heart was heavy with all the turmoil happening in the USA and I wanted to talk about Love One Another. I would not call it a sermon, probably more of a homily. Anyway, I delivered my heart and tried to encourage us not to descend into hate, darkness and blindness.
I spoke off the cuff, without notes. I hope my heart came through. I may expand on the subject later.
When I was finished, Steve and Karen were here bringing mail to us and saying howdy. It was super great to see them too!
That wraps up the weekend. Thank you for joining us for a few minutes.