Arizona Christianity/Religion Photography Road Trip Journal

Bible Study Night in Safford

Summer road trip. Day 21, Wednesday June 22, 2011

Rebecca is checking our post office box in Crestline once a week and sending the mail we need. In the last batch, there was communication from Brother Stoneking saying he was willing to critique my manuscript: BACKSLIDING…the bitter bite of beelzebub. So, on Wednesday morning, I bundled up a copy, wrote a few thank you notes to friends, and made a post office run.

It was a very hot day, so instead of gadding about the country side for pictures, I snapped a few shots inside the post office.

The highlight of the day was the Wednesday evening service at Harvest Tabernacle. Following a good session of worship–excellent music here–the women moved into the fellowship hall, while the men stayed in the auditorium. Brother Keyes had asked Jerry and me to teach a lesson to men and women respectively. The best part! At the end of the women’s session, a backslider named Francis began fervently praying, and in a few minutes was fluently speaking in tongues! It was wonderful. As I understand it, 20 years ago she and her family were intensely involved in the church here in Safford.

A wonderful conclusion to Day 21 of our long summer trip.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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