Today we left Union Valley Baptist Church, Beebe, AR and headed down towards Burleson, TX with a stop in Texarkana, TX to do our presentation at the Randy Sams Shelter....or so we thought.
When we arrived at the shelter, we were ready to get off the bus, unload, set up and present the gospel for the 3rd time this week. I went in to find out where would be a good place park the bus and unload. My contact person was not there. So, I called him and he said that the place was sprayed for bugs and people couldn't be in the building all day. Oh no! At that moment, things were going through my mind like "how could this happen?" Or "I should've called earlier before our arrival" and "what are going to do now?" Just to let you know, I never once blamed God for the mixup. I was then thinking, "well, God has something else planned".
My contact person thought of another place that we could go, but that guy was out of town so we couldn't go there. Then, I was directed to call the Salvation Army and they said "we would love to have you come, but we won't be able to do it until 5:30 pm." We were there at 1:15. Things just didn't work out for us to stay. So, we decided to scratch that and head to Burleson, TX, Bobby's hometown.
We arrived at Bobby's mother's house in Burleson around 6:15 pm (we call his mother Mimi). Mimi wanted to have us at her house for supper and so we ordered Chick-fil-A and had a great time with her. She also volunteered to help wash our Four:12 T-Shirts. Bobby's brother was also there along with his niece. Bobby had such a great time with his family and we did too.
The more I thought about it, if we had done our program at the shelter, it would've been a lot later until we would've arrived at Mimi's house, thus leaving not a lot of time to spend her. Bobby has not seen his family in almost 8 years. It was great that he wasn't rushed and he could spend some quality time with them. So, I think that was the reason that God didn't allow us to do our program at the shelter.
We are staying at Bobby's first church where he served in the ministry at Oak Grove Baptist Church and it's where we'll present our program on Wednesday night. He is excited about seeing everything he hasn't seen in years.
Keep your prayers coming!