• Jens Looney

Away From Home

SO! As I was saying last week, and I hope you guys forgive the brevity of the story of how I got to where I am now. I am literally skipping over huge chunks of time and details that would bore the average listener, but I would love to tell you and over time I might reference a story or two and give you the background of it. But as I was saying, last week... I traveled with Bro. Jerry for 4 years!

My favorite times with Bro. Jerry were always in the car, traveling from one fair to another. He would say "What is today's date?" I would answer, and he would say to open my bible to the corresponding chapter in Proverbs and I could never read more than three verses before he would stop me and preach/teach on those verses for hours on end. We would get to wherever we were going and set up and usually there was a church in the area willing to put us up for a few nights, sometimes we had to sleep in the trailer. It was great! Mind you, I'm just sixteen. I was spending months away from home with bro. Jerry. In the four years I traveled with him, I think I spent 6 months at home in total. This was both a blessing and a blinding...

I know, that last line was a little cryptic. But, I've taken up too much of your weekend as is. I promise to clarify next week. In the meantime, go enjoy time with your family. Love'em. Smile at your brother and watch the blood drain from his face as he tries to figure out what your thinking. You never know what's coming next. Love y'all! Talk atchya soon!


Recent Posts

See All

Getting started

So! Picking up where I left off. several weeks after Owen's funeral, I get a call from Evangelist Jerry Purtell. He needed some help in his ministry. He would travel from fair to festival all over the

A Long Time Ago...

After I put my faith and trust in the Lord Jesus for the forgiveness of my sins everything began to change. Day to day life was still normal, but I had a new desire to know God and to be with His peop

A Long Time Coming

I looked over at a very dear friend of mine Monday morning and said with almost disbelief, "We're missionaries." That's it. That's all I said. He looked at me like I was stupid and said "Yeah?" We had


Vision Baptist Missions is a ministry of Vision Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA. 

Pastor Austin Gardner



Vision Baptist Church 355 Windy Hill Dr Alpharetta, GA 300047

Austin Gardner, Pastor



Vision Baptist Missions P.O. Box 442 Alpharetta, GA 30009


Email -

Cell - (225) 250-6373

© 2023 by Going Places. Proudly created with