Monday, March 20, 2023

The Weekend Dispatch 3/20/23

Wow! What an amazing weekend! Stay tuned until the end for some good news!

Our weekend began at lunch with Pastor Jon Isaacs and his family including meeting Emerson for the first time.😍 Hello, beautiful!

There she is again!

One more time!

The last night of revival was also youth rally with some local churches. We loved being part of the rally.

Some of the men helped get the equipment into the bus after church and we sure appreciate it.

We hoped to leave after church Friday night, but I realized pretty quickly that I was not up to driving without sleep. Instead, we went to bed as quickly as possible and rose up early to get ready to hit the road.

6:38 AM Central and rolling.

We emptied the holding tanks at Flying J in Dothan, Alabama after 53 miles and then turned on I-10 after two hours and twenty minutes. Our first 220 miles took us almost 4.5 hours. I thought the slow driving was over, but the rain and traffic brought reality for sure.

In one stretch it took us 4 full hours to drive 100 interstate miles and it took us over 11 hours to drive the whole 451 miles.

7:45 PM Eastern

I had let this pastor know that I would not be here until Sunday afternoon, but we kept pressing on and finally made it Saturday evening. We did not even set up our sound until Sunday afternoon and I think all of us slept pretty good Saturday night.

This is our first visit to Bethesda Church in Plant City, Florida although we have preached for Pastor Tim Baggett years ago. He planted this church less than four years ago and we are happy to be here this week.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, dear friends, for praying faithfully for us. I still have a long ways to go, but I am incredibly better than I was eight weeks ago or even three weeks ago. Praise God for His help!

After a week full of revival and a horrendous travel day Saturday, I honestly felt like a truck or two had run over me when I got up Sunday morning. I hobbled to church holding to God by faith but felt pretty low down in my body.

The Sunday service encouraged me and besides my Psychotic (sciatic) nerve, I felt really good physically. I sang and preached Sunday morning without using supplemental Oxygen for the first time since January.

After church, we visited with our new friends and then set up our sound system and began soundcheck. I was walking around while singing and adjusting settings when I realized that I felt much better than what has become my normal.

As I write this, I feel the effects of a hard weekend, but I am not going to allow that to prevent me from praising God for the great morning and afternoon. Hallelujah!

We are expecting great services all week in this revival. It feels great to be here and we are waiting on God to do His work. Thank you for stopping by for The Weekend Dispatch.



  1. Praise the Lord! So glad to hear you are feeling better! He's got it all in control!


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