Culture of Caring

Greetings to everyone! I pray that March has been a month of blessings and miracles !

As life seems to be spinning out of control, I think we all realize it was never under control. At least not under our control, but knowing WHO is in control, the ultimate authority- we can find peace.
When our day to day life seems to be going by so fast, racing by in a whirlwind, making us feel so very overwhelmed, Jesus calms the storm and chaos.
When we feel as if we are drowning by the weight of it all- we can reach out….He is still our life line.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28

He is the peace that passes all understanding-JESUS

And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea,  Peace, be still.  And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.  Mark 4:39

Jesus spoke to the wind and the waves, peace be still, and they obeyed.  He can calm any storm we face in our lives and all we have to do is to seek the peace speaker and ask.  He is our life line!

If you feel like you are drowning, suffocating from situations out of your control, overwhelmed by life, know that there is a Savior that died for you and he is your peace in your storm! Reach out to him, grab on to him and hold on! He will give you rest. He will calm the storm and he will save your soul.
Jesus is waiting for you to reach out.

Please join in prayer and fasting for the following:

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy, Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION 

Prodigals

HEALING

  • Bro. Fred Beall complete healing in body
  • Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother, Tina
  • Sis. Lydia Diaz

Chaplain Carman Hamby

Culture of Caring

Hello everyone! I hope February was a month of blessings for each of you!
As you all know, February is considered the month of  ❤️LOVE ❤️
 Valentines day had people in a total frenzy and spending  more money on gifts to show their love than ever before!   People freak out over trying to buy the perfect gift because it is so expected in our society.

Here are a few facts on Valentines Day 2021:

  • $21.8 Billion was the total Valentine’s Day spending projected for 2021
  • $231 vs  $101:  Men spent more than twice as much as women
  • $8.1 Billion : the amount Americans spent on jewelry, flowers and candy

WOW!  I was very shocked to see just how much money was spent by people for ONE day!  Did all the gifts purchased make a difference in the relationship? Did that expensive gift make up for the lonely times a spouse may have been feeling or the constant arguments in the relationship?
I am not knocking Valentine’s Day, but I believe love should be shown every day. Affection should be shown every day.  There is so many personal ways we can show our love to our mates, friends and children.
The gifts are nice, don’t get me wrong, but the actions should be present every day in people’s lives, not just on a designated day of the year.
I started thinking about the stress some may have had to get the perfect present to please someone just because they feel it is expected.  It is almost a “forced” get me a gift to show your love for me or else .

I am thankful we have a love, security and trust that is every day in our lives.  Jesus paid a much greater price to show his never failing love  for each of us!

It is a comfort knowing that he doesn’t show us his love only on a designated day or because that is what the world expects.  He shows us in tiny ways, large ways and every day when we wake up- we can feel his love and presence and Oh, what a gift! There isn’t a box of chocolate, or any amount of flowers that can top his love! 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe the in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  John 3:16

I am glad he is there every day, every single second to show us pure, undying love!

please join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy, Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION

Prodigals

HEALING

  • Bro. Fred Beall-complete healing in body
  • Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother, Tina needs a miracle
  • Bro. & Sis. Pray  for loss of their son-in-law and their daughter also
  • Bro. Leland Hanes wife Carolyn needs a complete healing
  • Bro. Eagens granddaughter, Julia
  • Sis. Lydia Diaz

Remember all the families that have been affected by COVID-19.  Also, try to encourage someone.  There are many that suffer from loneliness due to all the isolation during COVID and a simple word or a little card will show them someone cares.

Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

 

 

 

The Culture of Caring

Greetings to everyone and Gods blessings! 

Can you believe January 2021 is already behind us? What a month it has been! January was filled with many highs and many lows for myself and for many of my friends.  I am sure that some of you feel the same way.
It seems like all we encounter lately is negativity, confusion and uncertainty. It is on a daily basis that Christians seem to be more and more the “odd” ball in our society.  Our world is getting more twisted and off track than ever before.  I am so thankful I have a friend that is closer than a brother, an on time God that never lets me down.  I may not always get the answer I want but I ALWAYS get the answer I need.
I look at situations in my past where I prayed for things and I thought I knew the answer and was just waiting on God to do what I expected.  Then he would throw me a curve ball.  I would question God, I would even try to bargain with him. Have any of you ever been guilty of that?  If only we could see down the road how he is putting our lives together piece by piece.  I am so thankful that he knows what’s best for me and even when I don’t understand, he is working and shaping my path!
 My heart has been aching for so many in the last several months.  It has been an every day occurrence of hearing of a passing of someone I knew,  a friends loved one that is sick, friends losing their parents,  friends with serious health issues and having tests to rule out cancer, friends finding out they have cancer, lost kids of friends in trouble, parents not knowing where their children are, parents losing their children, the list goes on and on.  There is so much heartache people are facing today.  I can not imagine how those that don’t know God get through situations.  It is because of trust and faith in knowing him that gives us peace and a little more understanding.
I have some dear, dear friends that I have watched raise a child from 9 months old to 4yrs old now get that precious little one pulled from them.  I have talked to them when there was nothing that would come out except tears. I have seen the anger and the questions of why and how.  I have seen them fall before  God for answers but I have never seen them turn from God.
I have seen shouting in victory, stomping on the devil and praising God for knowing he is in control.  The pain and hurt is still there yes, but they know that even when they can’t see it, he is working on their behalf.  I have been on the phone when through tears my friend would say,” I know God has a plan and I trust him”.  I have drawn much faith from seeing them stand firm on their trust in God during this situation.  I admire my friends because through the gut wrenching pain, the heartbreak and the uncertainty they have endured and situations they  still have to face,  they smile and say, “ he is in control”.
I am so thankful to have a friend that will never leave me and one that sticks closer than a brother!  I love Jesus with all my heart and my desire is to see him face to face!

 

Please join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike & Julie McGhghy,  Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION 

Prodigals

HEALING

  • Bro. Fred Beall-complete healing
  • Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mom, Tina needs a miracle
  • Bro. & Sis. Pray- loss of their son-in-law. Hold their daughter up in prayer also.
  • Bro. Doug Solomon-brain tumor
  • Bro Eagens granddaughter , Julia-divine intervention and loss of his brother
  • Bro. Oeland Hanes wife, Carolyn-complete healing
  • Sis. Lydia Diaz- complete healing

Pray   those that have lost family members and friends to COVID-19

Also, try to encourage someone. There are many that suffer with loneliness and just need to hear that someone cares.

Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culture of Caring

I hope everyone had a merry and blessed Christmas!
As I taught my children’s group, Jesus Crew, the month of December, I spoke to them about the true meaning of Christmas. I wanted them to understand, to know the reason we celebrate.  I wanted them to be as excited about Jesus’ birth, as they were about receiving their presents.
 The last Wednesday night before Christmas at our kids church, they were so anxious and excited to sing and celebrate Jesus’ birthday. I explained to them how great it was to receive presents but our greatest present was???—— and one of my little bitty girls said, “ the whittle baby in the manger” my heart melted.
They wanted to sing happy birthday to Jesus and we did just that!
If we don’t teach our children and get God in their little hearts, the world sure will latch on to them and drag them as far away from the church as possible.
I have children that were raised in the truth, been filled with the Holy Ghost and shouted all around the church lost.  Going to hell, unless I reach the throne of God for them. I don’t want my children to spend an eternity in hell. 
I have been thinking how I want a change, a stir in my soul in this new year, like I have NEVER had before. My pastor spoke last Sunday about us longing to see lost souls saved. Do we really have a burden for lost souls?  I need to be as upset over someone I have never met, being lost and going to a devils hell as I am my family or my children!
 Do we cry and pray for the lost or are we so comfortable with just going to church, satisfied if one comes to the alter- one gets baptized—? 
We should cry for lost souls! 
I want to reach the lost. I want to be the reason that someone seeks God.
Just as Bro Hardin stated this week, how can we be an influence in 2021?   How can we build up the kingdom of God?
I want to set my goals in the new year to do more work for the kingdom than I ever have!   Will you join me?
We have a wonderful tool,  in itself,  with the ASR group. It is a testimony that starts many conversations with people we otherwise may have never came in contact with.
I challenge every rider to reach more souls in 2021 !  People are hungry, they are searching for one thing to satisfy the longing in their soul.   We know that only Jesus can satisfy!
 Let’s be instrumental in souls being won and the church being on fire in 2021!

  • Please  join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:

    Missions
    Rev. Mike and Rev. Julie McGhghy
    Aimers to Costa Rica

    Restoration
    Prodigals

    Healing

  • Bro. Fred Bealle-complete healing
  • Bro. Doug Solomon-brain tumor
  • Bro. Eagen’s granddaughter, Julia-divine intervention
  • Bro. Oeland Hanes wife Carolyn-complete healing
  • Sis. Lydia Diaz-complete healing
  • Sis. Mandy Womack-complete healing


Also remember all the ones that have lost family members and friends to Covid-19  

Recovering/still in need of touch from Covid 

Bro.  Johnny & Sis. Esther Carr
Bro. Joe Sanders wife, Sis. Dawn                                                                               


Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

 

 

Culture of Caring

Let me begin by saying I hope everyone had a blessed, and happy Thanksgiving! 
As we traveled, I was noticing the difference in the atmosphere of just simply walking in to a restaurant or gas station. There is no longer a simplicity of everyday, “normal” activities. People are adapting to the craziness of the all dreaded masks, staying 6 feet apart and minimum physical contact with others.
I began to think that even in the craziness and the unknown – we have a steadfast Saviour! What a peace, a comfort in serving God!
I reflect on my blessings, all that I am thankful for and my ASR family is at the top of my list. Donald and I have formed so many friendships with folks that if not for ASR, would have probably never met. We love each and everyone of you and appreciate knowing that there are kindred spirits working together for the ultimate reward!
Not only our friendships inside ASR but also all the strangers we have met in our journeys, that have become friends thru witnessing because of ASR. We, as a group, should be so thankful and grateful to Bro. Fred and Sis. Diane Beall and their burden for an Apostolic motorcycle ministry! Have you ever thought just how many souls have become entwined because of their burden? I’m thankful because they listened to the calling and followed thru with their vision. Just how many people have come to God because of this ministry is unknown, but it continues to reach the lost and that’s what it is all about!  Luke 14:23 And the Lord said unto the servant, go out unto the highways and hedges , and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
I have an excitement stirring in me and so looking forward to being able to reach the lost thru this ministry and to continue hearing all the good reports of healings, lives being changed, and blessings being poured out on our churches and missionaries.  God is GREAT and GREATLY to be praised
This year has brought so many changes and uncertainties but the ONE thing that has not changed is our on time God!
No matter what the hiccups we face in our daily walk, we can go to the master. He carries us and is working on our behalf. We must keep our eyes on Jesus and know that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning!

Please join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:

MISSIONS
Rev. Mike and Rev. Julie McGhghy
Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION
Prodigals

HEALING
Bro. Fred Bealle -complete healing in body
Bro. Doug Solomon-brain tumor
Baby Rosie Gilbert -still in ICU (parents ASR members in New Haven, CT)
Bro. Tom Thompson-complete healing in body.
Sis. Lydia Diaz-complete healing in body.
Bro. Delbert Hayes-chemo treatment

Please pray for peace and strength for:
Bro. And Sis. Perry loss of his mother
Bro. Earl and Sis. Ruby Cobb loss of her father


Chaplain Carman Hamby


Culture of Caring

The end of another year is upon us.  Time surely has a way of quickly passing. There is still so much work to be done-so many souls still to be reached.
I am thankful for the ASR ministry and the outlet it provides to reach those that we may have never even encountered in other settings.
so many different types of people- battered, broken, depressed, empty and totally abandoned. But no matter the case, they ALL have one thing in common- they need to know Jesus!   We are here to show them the love and compassion of Christ. People are searching for something, they are hungry in these perilous times we are living. We need to show them a love far more than they have ever felt. Only Jesus can fill their loneliness, emptiness, desperate need in their lives. Let our lights shine in this dark and gloomy world that they can see Jesus through our daily living. We may be the only bible that some ever see.
Let’s unite in prayer for the lost and hurting!
We also need to be in prayer for the upcoming election and our president.
The devil is on a rampage to destroy and we must bind every stronghold

Please join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:

MISSIONS
Rev. Mike and Rev. Julie McGhghy
Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION
Prodigals

HEALING
Bro. Fred Bealle -complete healing in body
Bro. Doug Solomon-brain tumor
Baby Rosie Gilbert -still in ICU (parents ASR members in New Haven, CT)
Bro. Tom Thompson-complete healing in body.
Sis.  Lydia Diaz-complete healing in body.
Bro. Delbert Hayes-chemo treatment

Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

Culture of Caring

We are already getting ready for  October!  Where has this year gone?
It has been such a stressful, uncertain year for most.  Our world is completely out of sorts so it seems.  Much sadness with the Covid-19 and how it has,  in one way or another, affected almost each and every one of us in some form or fashion.  Many lives changed forever through the sickness.

The riots, the total disrespect for our government and our leaders.  We must continue to pray for our President and family, our troops, and the ones fighting battles right here close to home.  All the situations our children are seeing and having to deal with are upsetting to them and they don’t understand. The changes in what they are having to face as “normal” now has a huge impact on them. We need to step in and surround them with prayer. Our prayers may be all the covering that many of these people receive.

My heart hurts when I see the chaos in the world.  Seems people have lost their sense of love, respect and compassion for their friends and neighbors.

The bible says that in the last days, perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high,indee, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.  (2 Timothy 3: 1-4)

I believe we are truly in the last days and it is so important to be the care and compassion, the joy in this dark world that so many are seeking.
My desire is to be a witness and if I can help one soul, that is one less lost and going to hell. I pray that the world sees Jesus in us!

Please join in prayer and fasting for the following needs:

MISSIONS
Rev. Mike and Rev. Julie McGhghy
Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION
Prodigals

HEALING
Bro. Fred Bealle -complete healing in body
Bro. Doug Solomon-brain tumor
Baby Rosie Gilbert -still in ICU (parents ASR members in New Haven, CT)
Bro. Tom Thompson-complete healing in body.
Sis.  Lydia Diaz-complete healing in body.
Bro. Delbert Hayes-chemo treatment

FAMILY MEMBERS PASSED 2019

Jon & Serena Weber’s daughter
Krysta Markham’s father
Joe Endicott’s mother
Lisa Endicott’s mother
Doug Solomon’s father
Anthony Stoney’s father

 

Chaplain Carman Hamby

Culture of Caring

What a Wonderful time we had at the 2020 ASR Rally!
The rally was held July 29 through August 1 In beautiful Nashville, Indiana. We appreciate all the hard work and planning that went into this event. We had 40 plus bikes and many vehicles. I know it took much preparation to plan the routes for the rides, restaurants big enough to hold everyone and to work with the local church for our services.
Our first meeting for the Chaplains was held this year and Bro. Mark Hardin did a fantastic job with this very informative meeting. I heard so many words of help and how to be compassionate in ways I hadn’t thought of. How, sometimes, just be there. Sit quietly, doing nothing, just a presence. Sis. Theodore, Bro. Perry and Bro. Hennigan did an amazing job and was very informative!
The Pentecostals of Nashville were AMAZING! They worked with a big smile for all the riders.
Thank you to each of them and to Bro. Dupree for his leadership and involvement!
Wednesday night was a great tent singing with the spirit of God moving all around! What a glorious time of praise and fellowship.
Thursday Night we had Bro Scotty Grimh, Missionary to East Africa. What a blessing he was. I thank God for the money raised to bless him with 6 motorcycles. The service was so powerful and the presence of the lord was mighty! Souls were blessed beyond measure.
Bro Grimh even hung around and joined our ride Friday.
We had a beautiful ride Friday and a delicious lunch served by Sis Bubbly and crew❤️ Friday night service was a blow out! How mighty is our God? Bro. Doughty from Mattoon, Ill did a fantastic job!
We closed out Saturday with the annual business meeting and lunch. It is always so sad to have to say goodbye to everyone. One day, and I don’t believe it will be long, we will never have to leave one another again.
During this week together, you could not only see the love, But feel the unity and love among our Azusa Streetriders. Some of us only see each other once a year, but there is a love between everyone constantly. It is so comforting to know we have brothers and sisters in Christ that carries us in prayer and love.
We sure missed Bro. and Sis. Bealle this year! Our prayers for them continuously!

MISSIONS
Rev. Mike and Rev. Julie McGhghy-Aimers to Costa Rica

HOME MISSIONS
Rev. mark Markham, Turning Point Fellowship, Clinton, Al.
Rev. Johnny Carr, Apostolic Church of Tatum, Tatum, TX.

RESTORATION
Prodigals

HEALING
Bro. Fred Bealle-complete healing in body
Bro. Tom Thompson-complete healing in body
Sis. Lydia Diaz-complete healing in body
Bro. Delbert Hayes- chemo treatment
Bro. Scott Culver-recovering from finger amputation
Sis. Serena Weber- recovering from Covid-19
Bro. Robert Eades-recovering from Covid-19
Bro. David Pierces’ wife-recovering from Covid19
Bro and Sis Sell-recovering from Covid-19

FAMILY MEMBERS PASSED 2019
Jon and Serena Weber’s daughter
Krysta Markham’s father
Joe Endicott’s mother
Lisa Endicott’s mother
Doug Solomon’s father
Anthony Stoney’s father

Chaplain Carman Hamby

Culture of Caring

 

We are facing such difficult times in our world. Each and every day we hear more and more of ongoing riots, discontent, racism, division and no respect for  anyone in authority.  Our country is changing, and not for the good by any means.
God has been taken out of the equation by so many when HE is the ONLY one that can heal our broken society and unify our people.
The devil is on the loose in a mighty way. Minds are confused and distorted in what is right and wrong.
2 Timothy 3:1-5. But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.  For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness but denying its power.  Avoid such people.  
The church is being ridiculed and mocked as people destroy hope of togetherness.  How much further will things go? How long will innocent people die for absolutely no wrong doing?  We need healing in our government, in our communities and in ourselves.  Until God is back where he belongs, there will be no peace. We must bind together as the church to cover our president, our police officers, military personnel, our friends and our families in constant prayer.

We are believing for the following prayer requests:

Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding and a hunger to know God more intimately.

President Donald Trump  Vice President Pence

All government representatives, Healthcare workers, Policemen and First Responders

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy-Aimers to Costa Rica

HOME MISSIONS

Rev. Mike Markham-Turning Point Fellowship, Clinton, AL                                                     Rev. Johnny Carr—Apostolic Church of  Tatum, Tatum, TX

Let’s believe with Bro. & Sis. Perry for property they are looking at for new church.

RESTORATION 

Prodigals

HEALING

Legrand Phelps, a friend of the Bealles that has been diagnosed with Covid  19 Vickie Davis, friend of the Markhams, needs a divine miracle                                     Bro. Tom Thompson- complete healing in body.                                                                        Sis. Lydia Diaz-Undergoing Chemotherapy.                                                                                Bro. Delbert Hayes-Undergoing Chemotherapy.

Family Members Passed in 2020

Bro. Vincent Sims mother  In June
Bro. Elmer Millers sister in May
Rev Mike Markhams sister, Karen. In April from Covid 19

Family Members Passed in 2019

Bro. Elmer Millers brother
Bro. Jon and Sis. Serena Weber’s daughter
Sis. Krysta Markhams father
Bro. Joe Endicotts mother
Sis. Lisa Endicotts mother
Bro. Doug Solomon’s father
Bro. Anthony Storey’s father

 

Chaplain  Carman Hamby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culture of Caring

COMPASSION- sympathetic pity and concern for the suffering or misfortunes of others.

How many times do we practice showing compassion to those around us that are suffering, hurting, or are struggling due to circumstances they can not control?
In this day and time so many are facing hardships and feel like they have nowhere to turn or anyone that will listen. It is very important for us to show compassion and love just as Jesus did. Psalms 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of and gracious, long suffering, and compassion plenteous in mercy and truth. Psalms 111:4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion. 

Our human nature sometimes wants to rise up in our spirit and think that maybe that person deserves what they are dealing with, if they wouldn’t have done this or that, they wouldn’t be going through that. I know I have been guilty of feeling that old streak of-that’s what you get and it’s about time something goes wrong for you the way you act! Haha.
I pray God keeps my mind and heart from hatefulness or envy and let’s me have pure compassion  anyone in need. It is not my place to be a judge on their behavior but to show kindness and understanding.
Jesus looked through his eyes at those that persecuted him, mocked him, and judged him with such great compassion. I want to be more like Jesus! Psalms 145:8 says The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. We can practice daily in our conversations we have and merely by our actions. So many people are searching right now, trying to understand and to find something reliable, long lasting that they can depend on no matter the circumstance. They are hungry and it’s time for the church to show compassion to the lost like we never have before.
Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
My prayer is for people to see compassion in me. I want to have love and understanding in my heart that I may show compassion to a point where people feel the love of Jesus flowing through me. I pray that we all, as Azusa Streetriders, show that example of God in us to everyone we meet. May they feel the presence of God and feel the compassion in our hearts as we witness and reach out to them for their souls to be saved! They are starving and we have the answer!

 

We are believing for the following prayer requests:

Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding and a hunger to know God more intimately.

  President, Donald Trump Vice President Pence

All government representatives All Health Care Workers, Policeman and First Responders

 

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike McGhghy and Rev. Julie McGhghy-AIMers to Costa Rica

 

HOME MISSIONS

Rev. Mike Markham-Turning Point Fellowship- Clanton,  AL

 Rev. Johnny Carr-Apostolic Church of Tatum- Tatum, TX

 

RESTORATION

Prodigals

 

HEALING

Fred Beall-Kidneys

Tom Thompson-Complete healing in body

Lydia Diaz-Undergoing Chemotherapy

Delbert Hayes-Undergoing Chemotherapy for Lukemia

Anthony Storey-Recovering from motorcycle accident

Kaila Markham Miller-Healing fro two brain surgeries

Re. Johnny Carr-Vertigo and headaches

Esther Carr-Chronic pain

Joyce Knight-Continued healing from hip surgery

 

Family members passed in 2020

Bro. Elmer Millers sister in May 2020

Rev. mike Markhams sister, Karen Yaworski, April from COVID -19

 

Family members passed in 2019

Bro. Elmer Millers brother

Jon & Serena Weber’s daughter

Krysta Markhams father

Joe Endicotts mother

Lisa Endicotts mother

Doug Solomons father

Anthony Storey father

 

Chaplain Carman Hamby