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Arizona Man and Mules Go on the Road for Christ
Sunday, 11.29.2009, 11:30am (GMT-5)

By Jody Bare

Spreading God’s word from town to town the old fashioned way, Randy Boehmer and his team of four mules are spreading God’s word by pulling tight on the reins across America.

After spending the night at my house north of Union City, he pulled through Minco on Thursday, November 19th. He is always glad for a chance to stop and talk and state his agenda.

Boehmer said he isn’t going anywhere in particular, just crisscrossing the United States, wandering and telling anyone who will listen about God.

The road for Christ hasn’t always been his way of life. A taxidermist for 40 years, Boehmer is from Arizona and said things changed for him in 1991 when his parents died.

When he was cleaning his parents’ house out, Boehmer realized that nobody wanted most of his parents’ possession and he had to take most of it to the dump. At that moment, Boehmer said he realized all of the possessions he had worked hard for meant nothing in the end. They were disposable.

It was then God put in his heart a desire to travel around the U.S. It wasn’t until 1998, after the passing of his beloved wife, that he started reading the Bible. That is what really brought Jesus into his heart.

He knew that God was speaking to him, but he was unaware at the time of the mission that was in store for him. He started praying looking for his answers. When he got his first two mules is when the answer came to him.

This journey he is on, not a trip, because a trip ends whereas a journey stays going, as Boehmer states, has taken years to prepare for.

He had to go and learn how to take care of the mules, with the help of a horse shoer and he also credits the Amish who showed him all kinds of tricks to help him on his journey.

He pulled out of Bedford, Arizona almost 20 months ago with everything he owns. His covered wagon is his home. Inside you will find a wood stove, bed and solar power.

He travels down the road anywhere from 10 to 15 miles a day. Some days he will camp out on the side of the road or at someone’s house if he is lucky. Boehmer receives a little money from his Church each month and sometimes people he meets offer to help with money, food, or just a place to rest.

As he heads south for the winter he knows God will take care of him, so he doesn’t worry about the day to day funds. He asks everyone to pray for him and keep him in your thoughts. I know I will. It was a privilege to have him stay at my house and get to sit and talk and just listen to his stories.


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