"Steel rails, wooden ties, and gravel beds compose the tracks that became the veins through which life began for many towns in Georgia."
There are numerous stories about many towns, and counties in this state in which we live.
It is interesting that every time I see a train with diesel engines without a caboose, I hear the voice of God speaking to me each time that He delivered me from the railroad business. At the age of nineteen, I was on my way to become a Train Master (that was what I was told by reliable sources after I gave my two weeks notice and decided to go to Emmanuel College to prepare for the pastoral ministry.) The thing that is key for me . . . is that I loved my work, and I had a mind for numbers, knew how to figure tonnage, and how a train should be put together. It came naturally, and the superintendent of Terminals, i. e., the big boss, Mr. John Tipton, was the man who saw potential in me, and gave me a golden opportunity and challenge. He sent me to Mobile, Alabama, where I was promoted to be the Chief Yard Clerk and Assistant Yard Master of the Mobile Terminal Office. Although I loved it, I felt a call from God to prepare to preach. I had no idea of what all that meant, but I quit my job, sold my 1947 Ford Club Coupe, and took a Pullman car (a free ticket) on the Southern Railway or Railroad and left the old, beautiful terminal building in Birmingham, to ride the train to Toccoa, GA, where Mr. W. G Drum, the President of Emmanuel picked me up and took me to the college. I was a week or so late, but I soon caught up and did okay.
My life has been a guided tour by the Holy Spirit, and God has allowed me to do many things. I have spent my life in ministry as an ordained minister in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, where I have served as a pastor, Army and Air Force chaplain (both active duty and reserve), a college president, the director/endorser of Chaplains Ministries, IPHC, and now the editor and CEO of Hugh's News, Inc.
I need your prayers and financial gifts for this ministry that God has given me. My mission is very simple:
"Hugh's News is the electronic flagship of communications serving IPHC Ministries and the body of Christ worldwide."
My goal is to raise $7,000 for Hugh's News, Inc., a non-profit evangelical organization, to meet the needs we have to finish 2015 in the black. We are completing 18 years of continuous ministry in publishing the news of the IPHC and the body of Christ worldwide.
We have a newly designed website and newsletter format. I hope you like it. We have lost a lot of contributions because our Credit Card processor had not been installed with the new website design was made. It was overlooked for several months. We are human beings and don't get everything done on time. Now that problem is fixed and our subscribers and readers are beginning to use this method of giving by credit cards once again.
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