Five mules, two dogs, Jesus and me. That’s the way Randy Boehmer of Ashfork, Ariz. describes the number of “people” in his specially constructed wagon as he travels back and forth across the United States, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Five mules, two dogs, Jesus and me. That’s the way Randy Boehmer of Ashfork, Ariz. describes the number of “people” in his specially constructed wagon as he travels back and forth across the United States, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Boehmer made a brief stopover in Pratt as headed south on U.S. 281 to some place where the water doesn’t freeze, Boehmer said.

For two and a half years Boehmer has crisscrossed the U.S. in his Belgian mule drawn wagon. The Belgian mules are much bigger than standard mules and when they get tired the trip stops until they are ready to go, Boehmer said.

The mules are Frank, Jesse, Dick, Jack and Butch. His dogs are Shep and Proverb, just like the book Proverbs in the bible.

Boehmer purchased the mules and built the special wagon in Indiana and started on his cross county journey on April 1, 2008.

Since then he has traveled through 17 states and this is the fifth time he has crossed the U.S. up and down as he tries to win souls to Jesus Christ.

Boehmer’s epic journey began after he and his siblings cleaned out his mother’s after she died. They would take what they wanted then throw the rest away.

From that experience God put it on his heart to travel in a covered wagon and tell people about God.

Boehmer’s wife died of cancer in 1998 and one of the last things she said to him was that life is short compared to eternity. He wondered about the God that had his wife’s soul and he realized he had to turn from his sins and asked Jesus to forgive him. He was born again on March 3, 1999.

He went to bible school for two years and shoed horses to make a living. Then he started the process to begin his odyssey. He prayed for two mules and traveled to Indiana when he found them but he got more than he bargained for and got five mules instead.

She spent six months converting two farm wagons into then left on April 1, 2008 on his mission.

He trusts God will help with his finances and so far God has provided.

“We’re (horses, dogs and him) all fat and happy,” Boehmer said.

As he pulled out of the Ampride parking lot after purchasing some food, he headed south to either Texas or Louisiana. He just wanted to go somewhere where the water doesn’t freeze.

“I don’t have a destination,” Boehmer said. “I just want to tell people about the Lord until I die.”

In the meantime he lives in his wagon with a wood-burning stove for heat, a propane stove for cooking and solar panels to keep his batteries in his cell phone charged.