It’s been two and a half years since my last Evangelistic Trip looping through Florida. Oh, I’ve been down to Florida in and out on a plane, but this is the second driving tour through Florida and extending into South Carolina on the way home!
Here’s the quick recap
- Over 2324 miles
- 8 Services
- 6 churches
- Lots of believers
- A few games of “Ticket to Ride” with the family and with believers! (one of my favorite games)
- A few games of Wordsters with Bro Jack’s family!
We started the trip in Sarasota where I preached on “Relationship or Nicolaitanism” and had a very good service. The evening service I spoke on “Lucifer’s Style of Worship” and without prompting there were quite a few that had come to the altar. We had fine fellowship with the believers at House of Fellowship and spent the next couple of days touring the area and fellowshipping in the evenings with the saints.
Wednesday night I was blessed to be able to preach for Bro Carl Herms in Tampa. It was nice of him to extend an invitation to me without ever meeting me, solely on the recommendation of Bro Danny. I preached “Wilt thou be made whole” and as normally happens with that sermon, many hearts were spoken to, and many came up for prayer.
Thursday we went over to Okeechobee to Bible Truth Tabernacle and Bro Smiley. We always enjoy being with the saints there, and even though the power flickered on and off, and I knocked down and caught in my hand the crown of thorns, we sure had a good service. I again spoke on “Relationship or Nicolaitanism”. We had some good fellowship after service with Bro Justin Smiley, a young minister of the church.
Friday and Saturday we spent some time with my good friend Bro Jack Duff. Also on Saturday we had a ministers meeting with the local ministers and quite the discussion on the baptism of the Holy Ghost, how it relates to the new birth, and how it relates to the Stature of a Perfect man.
Saturday evening was the youth service and I spoke on “The Arm of the Lord”. I took the tauntings of the Rabshekah to Hezekiah and modernized them a bit as the tauntings of the devil at the young people. I believe it spoke to many hearts.
Sunday morning I again spoke on “Relationship or Nicolaitanism” at Bro Jack’s church, and Sunday evening we were in service at the Haitian church in Boynton Beach on the same topic. I told some of the believers who were driving around with us for the fellowship the reason I’m preaching it so many times is not because I’m a lazy preacher, but because I feel the topic is so relevant and needful in our churches today.
On Monday we drove up to Beaufort, SC to be at another church for the first time. Bro Jason Watkins had invited me to come by the last time we had met while in a service in Ohio. We enjoyed the fellowship and for the service on Wednesday evening I preached on “Wilt thou be made whole”. I know many hearts were touched by the Spirit of God.
We really could feel the prayers of the believers with us. We never encountered one problem the entire trip.
We had a nice family time while we were there as well,as we celebrated my son Zion’s 14th birthday.
We’re thankful to be back home, and my faithful wife is busy with the laundry and all kinds of household things. I’ve been weeding the garden as the rains must have been incredible while we were away. Shortly, we’re headed over to Bro Nathan’s services that are going on this weekend!
Keep me in prayer as I begin to contemplate the leading of the Lord for a few overseas trips that I have open doors for.
God Bless everyone!