The Hardworking local men and Jim Zimmerman raised the tent a week before they were to start and as the anticipation rose in the community,the summer rains continued daily. By the time we pulled in around the tent a week later ,we could drive in the field but once Dave came to his first halt behind the tent, we were stationary,permanently.
After the Orientations,we were ready to roll and the first service Sunday night came to pass.Because of the still soft ground, the people parked down the road at Ralph Burkholder's RV Business and were shuttled to the tent site .From the entry way of the field,they walked the pathway of an unrolled round" straw bail trail",instead of a saw dust trail in this Memphis revival experience!
Monday morning the boys crawled up onto the tent to fasten more lights on the poles in a whipping wind in order to light up the field better for parking the upcoming nights.
The many days of rain,made for a very soggy ground all around us which created this in our bus entry.
Little did we know,that while we left for supper that evening,the tent would uproot in a strong wind storm and be placed just behind the bus with the last part of it enveloping the entire bus. One of the many miracles was that the sound booth walls(which Dave and Derek are wiping)were lifted up over the entire sound booth tables,printers,sound board etc,with our moving or breaking a stitch! Theses walls are heavy fiberglass material,and that the bus body did not have major damage of the main poles going over top of it.
The next morning many of the men and sons took off of work once again, arriving to lay out and dry each tent parcel.
We had a great rest of the week in air conditioning of this building,the crowd kept growing,the anticipation,hunger, reception of God's Word and repentance,salvations and inner healing was all happening!We usually don't have pictures of the most sacred times for a reason.
We enjoyed so much getting to know and hear your heartbeats,our dear friends in Missouri!
One day while walking in town the girls found this run down neat vacant old house as a great place to take sisterly photos.