by Odie Boggs
January 19th2009, Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler Texas
My Monday started out normally. I was settled in for a day on the road traveling from Louisiana to Oklahoma. We had not been on the road long when Mom woke me up, and told me to clean things up. We were maybe going to stop and see friends along the way. Well, I was moving rather slowly at the task. My parents finally told me we were going to see the Isaacs in Tyler, Texas. I got into hurry mode then!!
We pulled into the Green Acres Baptist Church shortly before the Isaacs bus. The church was an enormous complex of buildings with lots of parking lots. After giving them a while to get things situated we went and listened to sound check. It had been a while since I have been in on an Isaacs sound check. There is a lot of work that goes into making everything just right!! Just by hearing the sound check I knew we were in for a great night.
My family was not the only ones joining in on the fun. The Kincaid Family and two friends also were there. They drove four hours one way just for the concert. There were a couple other ladies who are friend of the Isaacs, I did not catch their names. I was happy to learn Levi, Jacob, Cameron, Kyra, and Jakobi were all with the Isaacs. It was a good, rare, visit with the kids. They all are a blast to be with!!!!!!!!!
Once the things were setup the church people said there was food for the group. There was enough food for an army! The church had the food catered in from a local restaurant. It was so delicious!! Thank you for feeding all of us! I don’t know if I can name all the foods they had available: chicken, red potatoes, green beans and cheese, salad, fruit, rolls, and cookies. Oh yea, I can't forget the sweet tea, I heard Nathan say, "that is real sweet tea”!
By the time we all headed our separate ways to get ready for the concert the crowd was already coming in. It was a huge church, and I wondered how the attendance would be to a Monday night event. It was about 6:30 when got back in the church. The main floor of the sanctuary was filling up already, and folks were now sitting in the balconies. It was a great crowd!! Thanks to the Kincaid family for sharing their seat with us. We forgot to save a seat earlier. The Isaacs came on stage around 7:00 P.M. The music minister of the church introduced them. They kicked it off with Great is Thy Reward. It was HOT from the start!!! I Have a Father Who Can, Yours and Mine The Hymn Medley, Heroes, Through the Valley, The One I’m Dying For, Stand Still, Walk On, Love is a Cross, It is Well With My Soul, and He Ain’t Never Done Me Nothing but Good are all songs they sang during the night. I forget the proper order. God Is So Good, Jesus, There’s Just Something About That Name, and Because He Lives are some chorus they also sang.
It was just a wonderful night! The singing was out of this world, and the music just keeps getting better. Lily, Ben, Sonya, Becky, Jesse, Nathan, and Thomas all did a marvelous job.
An exciting foot note: 17 children received sponsors thru World Vision. Over a 1,000 children have now been sponsored through the Isaacs ministry. Before we knew it was time to say our goodbyes and hit the road. Each time I attend a concert I gain many memories that I will cherish for a long time to come.
Odie Boggs with Sonya Isaacs
The Isaacs will be in the studio some this week. They a working on a new project produced by Ben and Bill Gaither. Keep them in your prayers that all goes well!
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