I’ve driven all over the U.S. and have seen some gorgeous scenery, but this ranks right there at the top. Eastern KY is absolutely one of the most beautiful areas of the country I’ve ever seen. I was parked at the Paintsville Lake state park.
Rev. Ken and Becky Spurrier have been friends for years. We first met at a Congress on Evangelism and have enjoyed keeping up with one another in ministry. I was with him several years ago in his last church and was delighted when it worked out to get together on this trip.
One of the beautiful fall scenes outside Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore KY. What a delight to be back in Wilmore. The seminary is doing great! They now educate more United Methodist pastors than any other school in the United States. They still have a passion for joining head and heart in their approach to education. During my time of ministry at Wilmore UMC, I also had the privilege of speaking in one of the chapel services at the seminary. What an amazing opportunity!
This is the view from the front of Mt. Pisgah UMC in KY. I pastored here and just down the road in Jonesville during my days at Asbury Theological Seminary in the 70s. It was a delight to be back in this area and to reconnect with old friends.
It was a little hard to leave on this particular trip, since we were waiting on our newest grandchild to arrive. Sure enough, less than 24 hours into the trip, I got a call announcing the arrival of grandchild number 16.
Here she is. Little miss Hannah Jewell Putnam. Now, you know it was not easy to be away when she arrived!
This is the way a 21′st century circuit rider gets around. This motorhome makes it possible for us to travel across the nation and offer Christ to others. You can imagine what it would be like if we had to load and unload suitcases when we are on the road over 200 days each year. Not to mention the task of trying to sleep on dozens of different beds.
Monohans, TX, is a community I’ve driven past on I-20 on my way to El Paso. It’s a small community win the middle of the
I’ve been in Andrews TX several times over the years of our ministry. We’ve fallen in love with the church and with the community. We’ve watched as the town has grown and the church’s ministry has expanded. We’ve got friends here in Andrews who have prayed for our ministry for years. So, in some ways it was a reunion to be back in town.
Awesome week! It has been MANY years since Tifton FUMC has had a revival event. The evangelism team was uncertain how the congregation would respond to this renewal effort. It turns out they responded very positively. We had a remarkable meeting!
I’ve worked with Rev. Stephen Webb many times across the years. Nashville, GA, Jessup, GA, Warner Robbins, GA, Bainbridge, GA and now Tifton. He is a great pastor and a dear friend. It was so good to work together again.