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Just One Room!

Updated: Jun 6

"Do you have a room?" 


"No, I'm sorry. We're full." After getting the same response from each hotel in Palestine and then in Tyler, TX, Gayle asked, "What's going on that everything is full?"


"Last week's intense storm wiped out the electricity and everyone in the neighboring towns are without power. So, they came to the hotels." 


Gayle returned to the car and shared what he learned. Perplexed and exhausted from driving 10 hours from South Texas (next to the Mexico border) to East Texas, we wondered what were we going to do? Suddenly Gayle pointed his index finger towards heaven and loudly declared fervently, "Just one room, Lord.  JUST ONE ROOM!" 


Then he handed me the list of the area hotel numbers. After calling them with no success, I said to the last hotel receptionist, "We are 80 years old, have traveled all day and are exhausted.  Can you recommend the hotels in the next few towns?"


She responded, "Since I don't know the neighboring towns, let me ask my General Manager." She returned saying, "We have 'JUST ONE ROOM' that's in our system as not available due to it being out of order with the hot tub not working. It's clean and you can have it."


We arrived at the hotel 45 minutes later. As we checked in, the front desk receptionist asked, "Where are you from?" After telling her, "She responded, "Years ago my pastor from Boerne, TX was originally from Brownsville and his name was Danny, but I can't remember his last name?"


"Was it Danny and his brother Mike Jones?" I asked.  


Excitedly she answered, "Yes!"


Only GOD could direct our steps to the only one room available and to that young girl who had mercy and compassion in helping us. 


"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16

"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way." Psalm 37:23


Gayle & Myrna Brogdon

Los Fresnos, Texas &

Bluffton, Indiana

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