I would like to start off by giving a big thank you to Brother Erick Smith, Pastor Brad Dutcher and Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church of Cortland, NY. Thank you again for allowing ASR to be apart of your church and hosting a biker Sunday. We had a great time in fellowship and riding over that first weekend in May. Brother Erick Smith did a very good job with his first biker Sunday. He did this all while having complications from his wisdom tooth surgery on Thursday. On Saturday Brother Norman Knight joined us for breakfast along with Pastor Brad Dutcher. We had a very good time in fellowship talking about our past. Both Norman and myself talking about how we came into ASR. By the time we got back from riding it was time for dinner it was already a long day and at the restaurant I could tell brother Smith was having some major pain as his one side of his mouth was completely swollen. Early Sunday morning I get a text from Brother Smith saying he is in the ER do to his complications. At first I’m like oh boy the host is not going to be at his biker Sunday now what. Well we still have to have church. I said there is a guest speaker so all is good. When Norman and Myself got to the church Pastor Dutcher informs me that brother Smith is at the hospital. I told brother Dutcher yes I know. Then I hear these words. brother Dutcher asked if I could speak. As I just looked at brother Dutcher with out hesitation he said good LOL I then said but you do know that I am not a minister. Brother Dutcher then said that’s ok I am fine with it you have a testimony that needs heard. Great now in my head I’m in panic mode LOL. as I sat there on the pew in panic mode. I started to ask the Lord to give me the words to say. Talking about ASR is easy. It still hard for me talking about my testimony, my story. Well the Lord gave me comfort as I first talked about ASR and How I first came into ASR. Then as I was speaking the Lord gave me the direction and words to speak on bitterness and how we are not promised tomorrow.
I did not Know at the time that there was someone that needed to hear that. Because they were dealing with bitterness and the loss of a child. After the service we talked on healing. Even though I only spoke for 10 minutes which felt like an hour. I was glad to hear the anointed massage by Evangelist Joe Rapaglia. He gave us a very powerful message.
Thank you Rick and Barb Medley who rode up from Southern Ohio to be a part of the 1st Biker Sunday of Cortland, NY.
It was a great weekend in fellowship, riding and church. And we signed up a new ASR Member Norman Knight. Who is going to help brother Smith in getting New York their first ASR chapter. Looking forward to seeing the outreach and lost souls saved in Cortland, NY. Can’t wait for next years Biker Sunday.
National Road Captain.