I write this blog from Kingman, Arizona where I am headed toward the Bay Area and if all goes well I will arrive in time for church on Sunday afternoon. It has been a great trip to say the least and once I get back I will put a summary together and post that along with pictures.
After leaving Pittsburgh I preached in Columbus, Ohio, Lexington, Kentucky, Nashville & Memphis, Tennessee, Wichita, Kansas, Tulsa, Oklahoma. My last preaching stop was Oklahoma City.
Who’ll Stop the Rain?
God that’s who! In both Columbus and Lexington I barely escaped the rain, but the Lord was good and I was able to preach in both of those cities. After that it was on to Nashville another new city. I tried to preach downtown however I ended up going down to where the tourists go to the music area there were tons of people there and I preached for about an hour and half. Memphis I was able to go to even though it was a Saturday I went down to Beale Street where people come to another music venue; the blues. Wichita was a ghost town but it is the biggest city in Kansas and do not regret going. I had a lot of cars at the light who also heard. Oklahoma City was very strange. The people seemed more hardened than in SF. The highlight was in Tulsa.
I met a man named Robin and later a woman named Susan. Both were homeless and needy. They both stuck around while I preached. Robin had his Bible and was looking at it during the preaching. Susan who was laying down on the sidewalk to my right didn’t get up until I was done. I prayed for both of them individually. These seemed to be the only two interested in the Gospel today. I never noticed anyone who gave a sign or gesture indicating they were Christian or remotely approved of the preaching. Very strange town. It had enough people to preach but it was somewhat wierd. Perhaps because it was Halloween. Anyway the downtown area was quiet and I used the KC 110. I had no problem from police and did not see one for that matter. I did accomplish my mission. Robin who I couldn’t seem to shake (probably no friends) walked me to the van. I had a hard time understanding him but God gave me grace in this.