The Culture of Caring

Greetings to all in Jesus name!
My heart is so heavy with concern of so many of our ASR members being affected by COVID. We have many that are sick. We have family, friends, church family, or acquaintances that are suffering from illness and many have lost people close to them. My heart and prayers go out to each and every one that is dealing with any type of ailment surrounding you.
I am so thankful we have a Saviour that hears our cries and he comforts us through are pain.
2 Corinthians 1:3 BLESSED BE GOD, EVEN THE FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE FATHER OF MERCIES, AND THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT.
He is a peace speaker in our time of total chaos. Aren’t you thankful for that? When we feel we have nowhere to turn or just what we are going to do- when we feel like nobody cares or understands our pain……. HE does! We need to go to him with our concerns, our hurts and hang ups. He can mend our brokenness, our emptiness and make us whole. What a comfort! There is no one like our God! He comforts us during our hard times so that we may can comfort others that are in trouble. Together, in healing and complete wholeness, we can rejoice! The Bible says: for our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, or with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and mor e abundantly to you-ward. (2 Corinthians 1: 12)
We will rejoice through our trials, TOGETHER! We draw strength for our church family and from our ASR brothers and sister! Thank God for all or our prayer warriors! We can overcome the pain and heartache we face through the blood of Jesus.



PLEASE JOIN IN PRAYER AND FASTING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION

Prodigals

HEALING


Bro. Mark Wever-Urgent prayers need for total healing from Covid
Sis. Leanne Wever- complete healing in her body
Bro. Randall Wild- healing in body from automobile accident
Bro. Fred Bealle total healing
Bro. Anthony Storey total healing
Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother-Tina complete healing


Chaplain Carman Hamby





Culture of Caring

Greetings in Jesus name!  I trust the each of you have had a blessed ad great July.  We are blessed and highly favored.  Ain’t God good?  I am be young thankful for the blessing he has given me and his mercy that he shows each and every day.

You know, circumstances come our way that we don’t understand and I, myself, question God- WHY?

WHY did this happen, WHY did that happen?  We are all guilty of having questions.  We know that bad things happen to good people every day.   None excluded. We are all affected by the harsh realities of life.  We must acknowledge that we, as human beings are not eternal, infinite, or omniscient.  We can not expect to fully understand Gods purposes and ways.

The book of Job deals with the issue of why God allows bad things to happen to good people. Job was a righteous man (Job 1:1), yet he suffered in ways that are almost beyond belief. God allowed Satan to do everything he wanted to Job except kill him, and Satan did his worst. What was Job’s reaction? “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him” (Job 13:15). “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised” (Job 1:21). Job did not understand why God had allowed the things He did, but he knew God was good and therefore continued to trust in Him. Ultimately, that should be our reaction as well.

Why do bad things happen to good people? As hard as it is to acknowledge, we must remember that there are no “good” people, in the absolute sense of the word. All of us are tainted by and infected with sin (Ecclesiastes 7:20; Romans 3:23; 1 John 1:8). As Jesus said, “No one is good—except God alone” (Luke 18:19). All of us feel the effects of sin in one way or another. Sometimes it’s our own personal sin; other times, it’s the sins of others. We live in a fallen world, and we experience the effects of the fall. One of those effects is injustice and seemingly senseless suffering.

When wondering why God would allow bad things to happen to good people, it’s also good to consider these four things about the bad things that happen:

1) Bad things may happen to good people in this world, but this world is not the end. Christians have an eternal perspective: “We do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:16–18). We will have a reward some day, and it will be glorious.

2) Bad things happen to good people, but God uses those bad things for an ultimate, lasting good. “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). When Joseph, innocent of wrongdoing, finally came through his horrific sufferings, he was able to see God’s good plan in it all (see Genesis 50:19–21).

3) Bad things happen to good people, but those bad things equip believers for deeper ministry. “Praise be to . . . the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:3–5). Those with battle scars can better help those going through the battles.

4) Bad things happen to good people, and the worst things happened to the best Person. Jesus was the only truly Righteous One, yet He suffered more than we can imagine. We follow in His footsteps: “If you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. ‘He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.’ When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly” (1 Peter 2:20–23). Jesus is no stranger to our pain.

Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Despite the sinful nature of the people of this world, God still loves us. Jesus loved us enough to die to take the penalty for our sins (Romans 6:23). If we receive Jesus Christ as Savior (John 3:16; Romans 10:9), we will be forgiven and promised an eternal home in heaven (Romans 8:1).

God allows things to happen for a reason. Whether or not we understand His reasons, we must remember that God is good, just, loving, and merciful (Psalm 135:3). Often, bad things happen to us that we simply cannot understand. Instead of doubting God’s goodness, our reaction should be to trust Him. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5–6). We walk by faith, not by sight.

PLEASE  JOIN IN PRAYER AND FASTING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION

Prodigals

HEALING

  • Bro. Fred Bealle total healing
  • Bro. Anthony Storey total healing
  • Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother-Tina complete healing

 

Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome New Members for the Month of June

Bro Michael & Sis Colton Frizzell
Vivian, LA
Pentecostals of Bossier City – Bossier City, LA
Pastor Jerry Dean

Bro Shane & Sis Carrie Hayden
Washington, IN
Victory Community Church – Washington, IN
Pastor Peter Aldrich

Bro Nicholas Smith
Washington, IN
Victory Community Church – Washington, IN
Pastor Peter Aldrich

Bro David & Sis Alicia Locke
Old River – Winfree, TX
Peace Tabernacle – Baytown, TX
Pastor Kenneth Grant

Pastor Gene & Sis Reta Alphin
Lincoln, NE
The Life Church of Lincoln – Lincoln, NE
Pastor Gene Alphin

Bro Ken Johnson
Denison, TX
Truth Church – Denison, TX
Pastor Darren Gilbert

 

 

Please Forgive Me …

Forgive me Lord …

I have sat down and attempted to write this for several days only to have a hindering spirit press against my goal of putting to paper what the Lord laid upon my heart. I pray this softens someone’s heart in what might be a difficult situation.

Forgive Me Lord …. I think for many of us this might have been some of the first words we ever expressed to the Lord Jesus Christ. Coming to the Lord broken, many of our lives upside down looking for a way out of a sinful lifestyle, tired of all the shame and heartaches that plagued us in life. Whatever the reason that drove you to an alter of repentance for the first time I can only imagine that these words would have at some point been expressed.

Our heartfelt desire to be forgiven for the things we had done, the lifestyle we had lived especially for those that weren’t raised in the church like myself and many others within this membership. Given an opportunity to knee before the King of Kings and ask him to forgive us for all the ugly, sinful, hateful acts in our lives and he was faithful and just to not only forgive us of those sins but to wash them away he threw them into a sea of forgetfulness. How grateful we felt for that, to be forgiven and yet it seems we have, at time the inability of forgiving those around us for so much less. Those we feel have offended us one way or another. Whether it be the warranted or manufactured in our own hearts and minds, we need to be careful, after all;

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it. (Jer 17:9)

You see I don’t even know how much the Lord had forgiven me of, many of you know my past, however the Lord knows everything every dark, dirty unmentionable secret within my heart that he has forgiven me of. I am not just talking about the first time but included is every time since. I ask the Lord to search my heart everyday and forgive me of my sins. You see I do not want anything to come between the Lord and myself that would hinder our relationship. I suppose that is why I have a difficult time watching brother next brother both in church, both filled with the Holy Ghost having a fault one to another, the inability to forgive and allowing our foolish pride to hinder asking someone for forgiveness and if forgiveness is asked the inability to in fact do so, after all the Lord did so much more for us.

Jesus Christ hung on a cross so we would not have to, why, so we could humble ourselves and ask him for forgiveness, the first step in the plan of salvation. In addition not everything we repent of and ask for with respect to forgiveness needs to be sinful in nature; sometimes it’s attitudes and actions that need a check and balance. Perhaps a time out could be in order to do a personal inventory and compare those results to the word of God. Were quick to and assured of that the Lord has forgiven us, but has he ?

Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.(Matt 5:23,24)

I don’t think there is much wiggle room here in this scripture. It’s pretty much cut and dry. How can I hold ought against my brother and expect the Lord to forgive me. How can I not forgive my brother after all the Lord did for me the only thing I can come up with is pride? To proud to go to a brother who might not even be fully aware of the offense or perhaps is hurting as much as we are only to pray that the gulf between us could be closed, but because were a stiffed neck generation that wound remains open seeping until is becomes infected with hurt, anger, strife, ill will and so much more. The Lord shows us forgiveness everyday should we not in turn show others the same courtly.

Does the Bible not say that we should be Christ like where does that line end, where do we stop being Christ like and become what he hates to see in us? Love one anther as I have loved you,

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another (James 5:34,35)

Some might say I can love them but I just don’t like them, it doesn’t really work like that. We need to learn to forgive and forget it’s difficult but is possible. Because my word say;

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. (Matt 19:26)

My Pastor early in my walk told me that earnestly praying for a person that has offended might not affect that individual’s attitude towards me (but it might) but it most certainly helps the way I look at them. I learned a long time ago you can’t earnestly pray for someone and not have it affect your attitude toward him or her. In other words I cannot pray sincerely for someone and not have the Lord soften my heart toward him or her, I have never known it not to work. You may not become best friends but one can walk brother with brother in the sight of Christ.

I closing I want to say if while reading this someone comes to your mind that maybe there is some riff between you. You don’t really know how to take that first step let me say just call them (don’t text) and talk to them from your heart let them know if there is an offense please forgive me. It will take some humility perhaps, especially if you are not at fault. Remember it might not be for them it’s more so for you. At that point in the sight of God you have fulfilled your requirements to make things right. If that individual refuses to acknowledge your attempt to set things straight it’s totally on his head, he will need to answer for that, you will not. You never know he or she might just be waiting for such a call and only eternity will tell whom all that one act might effect for the kingdom of God.

 

 

PRE REGISTER FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL RALLY

Registration is now open for the 2021 Azusa StreetRiders National Rally in Bossier City, Louisiana October 14-16. Instructions for pre registration- Log onto our website azusastreetriders.com and Click on events, scroll to National Rally and click on view details to register.  Make sure to add the lunch/dinner plans you will be attending.  Once you complete the registration make sure you receive an email to confirm you have completed the process and payment was received.  Please contact me for any questions or if you need help with registration.  We look forward to seeing you all at the National Rally!

25.00 Registration includes-Rally pin, Name tag, Business meeting donuts and coffee, Catered lunch for the Saturday business meeting.

God bless,  Sis Laureen Theodore ASR International Treasurer

Culture of Caring

Greetings in Jesus name!  I can not believe we are at the end of June already.  Time sure is flying by—the only positive thing about time passing so quickly is that is getting that much closer to Jesus coming to take us home!

The shape that this world is in, I know many are saying, “ Come Lord Jesus”!  I’m sure that all of you agree with me that it seems like this world has lost its mind.  The things that once were good are mocked and criticized and the things that I was taught were sin and immoral, are now in the front-being fought for and justified.  There is so much evil and corruption in our daily living and its only getting worse.  People are finding it hard to distinguish right from wrong, moral from immoral and holy from unholy.

2 Timothy 3  This know also, 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, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 

It is so very sad that immorality is so “common”.  Christians or anyone with an ounce of morals are the strange ones.  The grasp that sin has on some hearts and minds is unbelievable.  It can take a person and twist them into a being that is unrecognizable.  I have a person in my every day life like this.  I know from experience what sin can do to a mind and heart.

My daughter, Lindsey was raised 3rd generation  in an Apostolic church, she has been filled with the holy ghost, shouted, prayed people through to the holy ghost and been a soul winner.   She let sin creep in and started listening to others.    At 17, she was completely backslidden and “finding herself” . At the age of 20 she moved to California to live in a homosexual relationship.  She is still currently living there.

How could my baby girl, be gay?  I questioned God, I argued  with God and still don’t understand. I have dealt with the evil spirit of homosexuality for many years with her.  It twists a mind almost like it rewires a way of thinking.  I don’t argue and tell her she is wrong…… she knows. But she  has  a way of twisting EVERYTHING and making justifications for her  lifestyle.  From the start she knew where we stood and where we still stand. Love the sinner hate the sin… unless you have experienced dealing with the evil it brings, its hard to understand.  Evil from this lifestyle  is real,  the failed  attempts of suicide, the anger and blame toward me,  but I also know that my God is real too!

There have been three different prophecies over Lindsey and that she will have a testimony that will win souls and how she will help those struggling with this.  I hold on to that.  I dedicated her when she was a baby and my God will bring her back!

I said all that to say this.  He is an on time God.  I have to trust in him to work on HIS time, not mine. I believe that maybe I can help a mom that is facing difficulty with a child and homosexuality.  God can take something bad and use it for the good.  I want to be used through him, no matter the cost.  Please cover Lindsey in your prayers.

PLEASE  JOIN IN PRAYER AND FASTING FOR THE FOLLOWING:

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy Aimers to Costa Rica

RESTORATION

Prodigals

HEALING

  • Bro. Fred Bealle total healing
  • Bro. Anthony Storey total healing
  • Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother-Tina complete healing

 

Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Culture of Caring

Greetings to everyone in Jesus name!
I trust everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. A time to remember and show our appreciation to all the fallen soldiers and our veterans still living. We owe a great debt to all of the individuals that served and continue to serve. Also the families that have lost loved ones or are coping with living and maintaining their lives as their loved ones are away serving. There are so many sacrifices that have been made for our freedom.
I was thinking this weekend about the innocent people that have died for our freedom.  Parents have lost their sons, daughters-  Husbands have  lost their wives, wives that have lost their husbands, children that have lost their parents and on and on.  So much SELFLESSNESS of individuals laid out for a world of selfishness!  They did not think twice about putting themselves in danger for a total stranger or even dying for a stranger.  They made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
My mind takes me to Jesus.  How could he love with that kind of love and sacrifice his life for us to reap the benefits?  He only asked that we live a life to be pleasing to him and to be with him in heaven one day. Not such a hard task for some one that died for our sins.  How unselfish!  I think of Mary and how her heart felt losing her only son!  The pain of seeing the anger and hatred toward Jesus for no reason! Then to see him on the cross, suffering.  How can we ever repay this gift? 
I want to live my life in such a way that pleases him and always let my light shine.  I want to walk in his footsteps, love, show compassion so that everyone  can literally be able to see Christ through me.  


 

Please join me in prayer and fasting  for the following: 

MISSIONS

Rev Mikes and Julie McGhghy, Aimers to Costa Rica

 

RESTORATION

Prodigals


HEALING

  • Bro. Fred Bealle healing in body
  • Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother , Tina
  •  Bro. Ron Condin
  • Sis. Ruby Cobb-loss of family member due to motorcycle accident

Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

 

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The Culture of Caring

Greetings to everyone!  I pray that April has been a very blessed month for you!
It was a month for celebrating the ultimate sacrifice given so we might be saved. The Crucifixion, Burial and the RESURRECTION!  I am so thankful with all my heart that God sent his only son to die for us-to wash our sins away.  I am so unworthy and sure don’t deserve his love and forgiveness.  I strive to show my love, appreciation and to be a witness and a soul winner.  I fall short on so many aspects.  Thank the Lord he is still working on me and is patient.

There are so many people that I know that have testimonies of where they were brought from, addictions they were delivered from and their testimonies are phenomenal in showing how Jesus reached his mighty hand down and picked them up.  Some at the end of their rope, contemplating taking their lives and in an instance, someone or something,  spoke to them and it changed them completely.
I am 4th generation Apostolic born and raised in the truth.  I don’t have stories of being so low I was ready to die, or in so much trouble with the law- God made a way to save me from time, or being addicted to drugs and alcohol with no possible way out. But, I do know that I needed to repent, be baptized in Jesus name and to receive the gift of the holy ghost to make it to heaven just the same as the “worst” sinner or I would be lost just the same.  Don’t get me wrong, I am thankful for my heritage setting the example and setting the path for me.  At the same time tho, sometimes while being raised in the truth, with the majority of my family and most of my friends, serving the lord, I was “sheltered” from really being in contact with brokenness, addictions, loneliness and people so desperate for something, anything to change their lives.  I wasn’t around many to experience true desperation I guess you could say.

Please don’t think I’m not thankful- it’s really hard to explain.  Being in the church and surrounded by church family and friends, I didn’t see much until in my adult life.
I always sang on the platform and I can’t even count of  hundreds of times I would see someone get buried in the name, come up praising and we would bust in to singing, “ I’ve already been to the water, I’ve already been baptized” and me…………singing as I had done so many times before and NEVER really feeling or grasping just what this meant to someone.  It was a new start for them, being given a new life, a BRAND new start!  I  was in the routine of seeing this and just didn’t get it in my heart.
I had been backslidden for a couple of years when I met and began dating Donald.  He had never been around “crazy church people”. Haha. Even tho I wasn’t in church— I still was the spittin image of a costal as he says. I would talk to him about church, and he would laugh at me.  He would go with me to hear my son sing or play the drums or my daughter playing.  My two kids were still being raised apostolic and I still taught them the church life even tho I didn’t attend regularly.  He would tell me I was brainwashed, I was raising my kids like soldiers and brainwashing them.
He wasn’t a bad guy at all-  he dipped, ( which absolutely drove me insane) since he was 12 years old. He cussed horribly and I would explain to him how every time he cussed, it felt like pins pricking my skin.  He liked the rough country music which would make my skin crawl. haha. One Sunday, we went to church to hear Devin sing and before I knew it he was down at the alter!  He repented and the next week got baptized.
I said all that to say this-  Y’all——- for the first time ever— when he went down in that water and came up with the biggest smile on his face and tears of joy flow…. I saw a new man!  It clicked in my heart and mind and my heart literally exploded from years of seeing lost souls be born again. I FINALLY FELT IT! I KNEW!!
Ever since that day-when someone gets baptized, I feel their feelings, their heart.

It was along road trying to explain to him about the joy of serving the lord, but I benefited in the long run. And oh how God moved on us both and in our family!  I will never forget after he was baptized and he was seeking the holy ghost, he went to work and on his break he called and was crying.  He said, “  I get it, When these guys started cussing, it felt like needles poking me.”
He sought the holy ghost for about 4 years thinking he was doing something wrong because he wasn’t receiving it after seeking so hard.  An evangelist preaching at a revival preached one night about not begging the lord for the holy ghost but to worship and praise him with everything in you and to pray for so one else to receive it.   Donald was in his way to work on his motorcycle one day and he was later than normal calling to tell me he made it.  He called and was crying so hard , I thought he had been an accident.  He started telling me he was praying for our youngest daughter who was seeking the holy ghost also, and he began speaking in tongues on his bike.  He said when his mind cleared and he came to hisself- he was way passed his exit for work and had to backtrack. Haha. while he was telling me he began to speak in youngest!  Talk about a praise break over the phone!  That night at revival our daughter received the holy ghost!

You see the man he is today and I am truly blessed. He has told me more times than once how he truly understands now what I was saying.  He came up out of that water a new creature!  God has been so good to me and my family  he has brought unity in our lives and continues to bless us daily!
I am beyond thankful for the AZUSA STREETRIDERS!  I have heard testimonies from members that I will never forget and I look forward to every opportunity we have to be a light and witness.  We never know when we will come in contact with that one person that is at the end of their rope and we could be that lifeline to them.

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 healing in his body
  • Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother, Tina-complete healing
  • Bro. Theodores sister & brother-in-law, loss of their daughter
  • Bro. Perley Epps,  tri-cities chapter, passed away. Prayer for family
  • Bro. Ron Condin healing in body
  • Bro. Womack’s cousin Gale complete healing in body
  • Bro. Warps brother, Wyatt and his family

Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

 

 

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