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 sand hills of far west Tx. Rev. Beth Harrington has been a friend for many years. We last worked together when she was pastor in Farwell, TX. I’ve always been impressed with her passion for the faith.
As I drove into town, I was greeted by a large billboard announcing our meeting.
When you walk into the sanctuary in Monohans, you are greeted with this beautiful cross hanging on the wall behind the choir. It is hand carved and is over 20′ tall. It was breath taking.
The storytelling was a big hit in Monohans. Even got Methodists out on rainy nights. (rain was a real blessing for the folks out here in the dry part of TX. People joke that they got an half inch during Noah’s flood.)
While in Monohans, I spoke to over a thousand kids in public schools. Here is the high school assembly with over 500 in attendance. These kids were among the most polite I’ve ever spoken to. It was a great experience. Storytelling really opens a lot of doors for us in education.
You can see how much they enjoyed hearing the story.
The kids really enjoyed BibleQuest. They were a delight to work with and the folks who helped each night were fantastic. we had a good group of adults each night learning along with the kids!
Here are my medal winners. One of the kids didn’t make it in time for the ceremony, so we got her in her own picture.
I pray that the refreshing rains we experienced in Monohans this week are a parable of the refreshing presence of the Holy Spirit in the hearts of this faithful church in the Permian Basin of West Texas.