Sunday, July 24, 2005

Possibilities For Doing Good In Our World Are Endless!

Receiving a lot of pictures from friends can have drawbacks. The most obvious is wondering where and when they were taken. My brother-in law, Tom, was just getting home from a week in Yellowstone this evening when he called. I didn't even know he was away from home! He and his wife went on vacation, just the two of them, for the first time in years, I'm assuming. They did Yellowstone from Montana, up around the Livingston area where the northern gateway is located. It's a beautiful journey, and one that is best when done on two wheels. They didn't make it way up north to Glacier National, but Tom said they'd be going back when they have more time. There are places I haven't visited in years that when I think about them I get the urge to dig out the photo albums and reminisce for awhile. Then there are the places that I've never been, only read about, that I would enjoy getting to visit one day. Forty years of traveling around the country(that includes Mexico and Canada)have left me fairly well versed when it comes to places people I come across are headed. Right now across the lower 48 the motorcycle enthusiasts from every walk of life are getting ready for the "Run To The Fun" in Sturgis, SD. One week from now the highway that runs past our home will rumble day and night with westward bound bikers. This year I won't be listening to them for long because I'll be heading that direction, as well. For ten days we'll be working the rally with an evangelistic outreach. A sort of modern day version of the Third Crusade, only we won't be seeking to free the Holy Land, we'll be establishing an unarmed camp in the center of Babylon(that's my pet name for Sturgis during the rally). Once again, as has been done for the past 15 years, a Gospel revival geared to seeking the lost and proclaiming to all the heathen world the "Saving Grace" of our Lord will be put in motion. It never ceases to amaze me how much press all the "bad" stuff that goes on gets. I guess that is because the worse it is the more people want to see it and read about it. That makes for a lot of money that changes hands in the world of mass media. So, when the happening out west hits the television and magazines, I would like for everyone to know one very important fact. Right in the midst of the chaos there are people being saved from the horrible fate of death eternal. If possible I'll blog from mainstreet this year along with pictures of the "stuff." If you are one of the believers out there that has time for a few prayers add the pastors, evangelists, celebrities, and the rest of us musicians to your list. We're going to need all the help we can get, and then some. In Christ's Love, Preacher.

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