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This week I returned from Hearne, Texas, and a revival involving two churches some 5 miles apart. Bethany Baptist, pastored by Randy Aly, and Elliott Baptist, Dale Wells pastor, are located several miles outside Hearne, population 4500.
This was their first attempt to join together in a revival, and my first as well. Randy says he awakened one morning with it on his mind, and felt it was from God. He called Dale and shared the thought. The rest, as they say, is history.
We started on a Sunday morning in Elliott and ended the following Sunday morning in Bethany. During the week we had noon and nightly services in the same church, on alternating days. A trailer with a sign reading “Revival here tonight.” was pulled back and forth between the churches.
Interestingly, Tuesday night being Halloween, the Elliott church hosted “Trunk or Treat” instead of a service. (A downpour limited the turnout, but a lot of people braved the elements for their kids’ sake. I sketched nonstop all evening.) Then, Friday night being “football night in Texas,” we had no service. But on Saturday, we picked back up with noon and night services.