We haven’t visited Sandy Valley lately, but they’re still there plugging along.
Sandy Valley just called Elder Rube Askew to help them in a week’s meeting. He came and he livened things up with his preaching – which was much more “old school” than that of the pridefully prepared Reverend Peacock. Askew seemed to get louder and louder as the week grew on. Perhaps he was heard for miles around. He hammered home his timeless theme – the sovereignty of God and the sinfulness of man. By the end of the week he was positively thundering! At the close of the meeting the grateful congregation gave Elder Askew the parting hand. On this occasion Deacon Goodnews embraced him, pulled him close, and whispered in his ear, “You know, it’s lightnin’ kills and not thunder.”