If you have followed any of my blog postings on, "The River is Here," you most likely are aware that the majority of these posts, those written prior to January 1, 2009, we most likely written from the galley of our motor home, "Pilgrim 1." Our 1991 Winnebago Elandin "bus" carried us from Revival to Revival from coast to coast. For the better part of 12 years Corinne, Rascal (Rascal the Revival Budgie" and I lived and traveled full time on what we called, "The Highway to Revival."
Then on the first Sunday of January of 2009 one of the most exciting expierences of our ministry occurred when we began a few meetings in a small church in Hernando, Florida. New Beginnings Fellowship soon became a temporary post for us as we took over as pastors from a couple of great people, Jeff and Pam Burke. A few weeks later we became permanent pastors of the church and God soon opened other, very exciting doors.
For the first year and a half we continued to live in "Pilgrim 1," then stationed at a local RV park. However, it soon became apparent that God had a home for us and it was no longer going to be on 8 wheels! The home we felt that the Lord was going to put us in opened, and last October 1 we moved in. "Pilgrim 1" was soon relegated to being parked next to the driveway as a reminder of all that God did on the "Highway to Revival."
We were uncertain about what we were to do with our dejected motor home. As I would look at the "bus" I felt like she wanted to be back on the road, taking us to great places with God. However, it was not to be!
Then last week someone rang our door bell and asked if the motor home was for sell, and the rest is history! We no longer own "Pilgrim 1!" However, we're thrilled about the neat Christian family who now owns her!
People often ask me if I miss traveling for the Lord. I do! Sometimes I have great flash backs of wonderful, powerful meetings. Do I miss the travel in the motor home? NO!!! I'm thankful that that time in my life has come to a close. We are going to be doing more travel in the ministry of Jesus, however things will be different. I'm very excited about this great church that God has called us to. Our people are the greatest and we love them! And... here's the kicker... who knows when we'll see you on the "Highway to Revival!" That road still looms ahead. I'm thinking though, that my future travel plans will include flying high over that "Highway" instead of driving on it!
Good bye "Pilgrim 1" .... WE LOVE YOU!