Greetings from Missionary’s Bro & Sis Riddick, Sierra Leone

Dear Azusa StreetRiders,

Greetings to you from Freetown, Sierra Leone, we trust you are all doing well!

We want to write and extend our heartfelt thanks and sincere appreciation to the Azusa Street Riders for blessing Sierra Leone with the funds to purchase two motorcycles for two of our pastors, what a blessing! The average Sierra Leonian makes less than a $100 a month and thus most do not own, nor can afford to ever purchase their own means of transportation. Daily life alone, paired with ministry has so many third world challenges here in Africa. This is such a blessing to our pastors and enables them to better fulfill their role as ministers of the gospel. Thank you for mobilizing them by providing wheels to help spread the WORD!

We are currently in the process of locating the two bikes for purchase. As soon as the bikes are purchased, paperwork is finished and they are in our possession, we will be sending pictures of the pastors and their new bikes. We have already had small plaques made that will be attached to the bikes in honor of the Azusa Street Ryders.

My family and I would also like to express our gratefulness and sincere gratitude for the generous love offering that you sent to us. You truly blessed us and we appreciate your kindness and consideration. Thank you for investing in Sierra Leone and in our ministry. May the Lord richly bless you for your labor of love and your sacrifice. Thank you for reaching all the way across the globe to make a difference in someone else’s life, we appreciate you!

Yours for Jesus,

Rusty & Adriane Riddick
Missionary-Sierra Leone

You, The Azusa StreetRiders Ministry raised enough funds last year that when we got the call late for an opportunity to help Bro & Sis Reddick in Sierra Leone.  We were able to send them enough money to purchase two new motorcycles and also give them a love offering.  This was our way of showing them our appreciation for their work for the Lord and the sacrifice they are making every day spreading the Gospel in an area of the world that is considered the poorest of the poor.

This was done after we sent our 2019 commitment funds to Cuba for Bro Houseman there was enough left over for Sierra Leone & Bro Smoak in Tanzania.  All of this because “you all” gave from your heart there are those in heaven that will greet you on streets of gold because of your sacrifice and hard work.

The Azusa StreetRiders board and this membership are committed to invest every penny raise for Motorcycles For Missionaries within a given year for the work of One God Apostolic Missionaries throughout the world.  “The Need is Great, but Our God is Greater”  Let’s stay the course, keep the faith our time is limited we’ll be going home before you know it, let’s bring some with us OK

Bro Thompson

ASR hard at work in India

From an email transcript between Bro Schafer, Missionary to India and the and the Azusa StreetRiders board

Dear Brother Robert Thompson,
Praise the Lord it was good speaking with you this morning. As discussed attached are some pictures of the Azusa Street Riders Kesavaram India.  This Chapter was started with the donation from the Azusa Street Riders of two motorcycles in 2011.  These Ministers are Acts 2:38 and use the motorcycles to reach tribal areas in their region.  They also take care of widows, leper-sous people and orphans.
I want to thank you for your kind consideration and  assure you that these are the uttermost parts of the earth that will be reached.
I am copying this e-mail to Pastor Matthew Raju and his son Chinna.  I will have them contact you directly for any further information that might be needed.
In His service,
Pastor Gary Schafer


Greetings in the Name of Jesus

I would like to take just a moment and wish our Azusa StreetRider ministry members, family, friends & guests a Happy New Years. I know during this season its somewhat of a time for hibernation from riding some may see that as a time of complacency in a motorcycle ministry I say it’s a time for preparing for ministry in the upcoming year. Allow me to encourage each and everyone of us to use this “down time” to strengthen our resolve and to be prepared to hit the ground running come spring,

One way we can prepare for this by planning to attend the “Bind the Strong Man” Conference in Macon, GA. I know it takes effort and there is a cost involved, I also know it’s not as enjoyable as a nice summer ride on the Dragon however we need began to be ready for battle and this one of the tools that can help us do so.

If anyone cannot make it I would ask that you please set time aside in your home or local assembly that Friday night and separate yourselves aside in time of prayer and fasting. I read the end of the book and we win, the thing is we need to take and hang onto as many as we can. This is only achieved through prayer, fasting and bombarding Heaven for those around us.

In closing the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry is growing and were a force, through the Holy Ghost, to be reckoned with however this battle is not ours it belongs to Jesus Christ but we do have a part to play and that is, as mentioned above to be faithful to prayer, fasting and the things of God. I know I am preaching to the choir I only wish to be an encouragement nothing brings me more joy than watching this Ministry in Action and I have a feeling 2020 is going to have a lot of action, so let’s get ready. So my dear brethren I bid you good night and may the good Lord Jesus Christ bless each and everyone of you as only he can do.

Bro Thompson
Azusa StreetRiders, President


By Mike and Julie McGhghy

In this fourth and final article regarding holiness, and in the spirit of thankfulness and celebration of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we will unwrap a gift given to us by Dr. David K. Bernard in his book, Practical Holiness:  A Second Look. No, Dr. Bernard did not write the book thinking of his message, as a gift to the readers, but to me this message was a life-changing gift.

Remember that our goal is to live the Acts 2:38 message that we wear on our back patches when we ride, but to live it at all times, not just when we ride. Living the message means living holy. In the prior articles we discussed holiness involving both the inner man and the outer man and how that looks in our lives. The gift we will unwrap today is the message we find in Romans 6, 7, and 8, but we will first start with a review of our sinful nature.

 We know from both the Old and New Testaments that all human beings have sinned (I Kings 8:46; II Chronicles 6:36), all human beings inherit the sin of Adam (Psalms 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 5:12), and the penalty of sin is death, but forgiveness is available through Christ (Romans 5:19; 1 Corinthians 15:22). Even after receiving forgiveness through the experience of the New Birth, our sin/carnal nature struggles against the Spirit. Galatians 5:17. We must all wage against our sinful nature, even after we experience the New Birth.

 The sinful nature consists of a compulsion to commit sinful acts, not just a capacity to sin. If we let the sinful nature lead us it will always cause us to sin. Paul taught that neither the law of God nor the law of the mind, that is neither God’s moral law nor the good intentions of the human mind, imparts power to overcome the principle of sin that drives humans to sin. Most of us are familiar with Romans 7:14-25, where Paul describes a struggle between the carnal nature and our desire to walk holy. Verse 15 states, “For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.” Many people accept this as a description of the norm for Christian living, a constant battle with the desire to sin. Many, including myself in times past, justify ourselves saying something like, “Hey, if Paul struggled with sin, of course I am going to struggle.”

But here is the gift: Romans 7 does not describe the norm for Christian living! It describes a good-intentioned person trying to overcome sin without the power of the Spirit. Paul concludes Romans 7 by thanking God that through Jesus Christ we can serve the law of God in our minds, overcoming the law of sin in our flesh.

To find the norm for Christian living, we must look at Romans 6 and 8. Romans 6:6 and 11 tell us that we are dead to sin and we are to consider ourselves as such. Romans 8 describes life in the Spirit, where there is no condemnation (verse 1) and we are more than conquerors through Christ (verses 37-39). Yes, the principle of sin remains in the born-again believer, but the born-again believer can overcome the principle of sin through the power of the Spirit!

Holiness starts at salvation. Without salvation, we will constantly live in the struggle Paul describes in Romans 7. Once we experience the New Birth (repentance, baptism in Jesus Name, and receiving the Holy Ghost), we embark on the process of daily submission to the leadership and control of the Holy Spirit. We must follow holiness in order to see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14. The New Birth has no eternal value unless we walk by faith and live after the new nature of the Spirit, allowing God to complete the work of salvation that began at the New Birth.

Following holiness requires personal effort. It is our responsibility to reverently and watchfully implement holiness in our lives. But we need not be overwhelmed by this! God is the One who works in us, giving us the desire and the power to live righteously. Philippians 2:12-13. Below is a three-fold approach to overcoming sin that is revealed in Romans 6 and shared by Dr. Bernard in his book:

1.    Know who we are and what has happened to us. Know that when we were born again, we died to sin. Know, therefore that sin has no power over us.

2.    Reckon this to be so. Think on that knowledge and act as if we died to sin and sin has no power over us.

3.    Yield to God. Replace sinful habits with an active performance of God’s will as revealed by His Word and His Spirit.

God will consider us holy if we live a repented life, have faith in Christ, live according to the knowledge of His Word, and strive to become progressively more like Christ. Ephesians 4:13. He expects us to grow continually in grace and knowledge (Mark 4:26-29; 2 Peter 3:18) and to bear more and more spiritual fruit (John 15:1-8). If we do not become progressively more holy and Christ-like in thought, attitude, conduct, and lifestyle, something is wrong.

Welcome New Member

Let’s Welcome all our newest  member to the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry

Bro Jeffrey Todd Nuchols
Maryville, TN
Pastor Kenneth Carpenter
FAC Maryville
Maryville, TN

Allow me to say something on Bro Nuckols behalf. He has built numerous churches, in many third world countries. His wife and him raise money and when they have enough to build a church he leads a team into remote areas of the world and builds a sanctuary for the the Lord Jesus Christ. I am glad he the is a part of this ministry I know he loves to ride, I know he love God and he is excited to be a member of the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry

Bind the Strong Man, March 6th and 7th 2020

We are already looking forward to the 2020 Bind the Strong Man event kicking off the riding season for the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry. Sis Juli Jasinski from WNOP (World Network of Prayer) will be leading our prayer and directing us on how to bring down strongholds, March 6 & 7, 2020 from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am

Sanctuary of Macon
1780 Tucker Rd
Macon, GA 31220

Please join us in a Daniel fast the day before and during Bind the Strongman.

There will be Prayer to bind and loose, to take over our cities, homes, churches and our lives.

Bring a map of your city and mark key areas (City Hall, Police Dept, courthouse, Schools, colleges, bridges, gateways, Masonic temples, tattoo parlors, palm readers, strip bars, etc)

This is a preview of what we will be addressing and praying:
Plowing before the harvest training
Strongholds of the enemy
Focused prayer
Prayer walk inside the church
Armor of God
Weapons of our warfare
7 Points of effective prayer walking
How to prayer walk and disengagement
Things to pray for your city
Strongholds of the city
How to do spiritual warfare praying
Directed prayer

This year’s hosts will be Bro & Sis Diaz
Central Georgia Chapter & Members of the
Sanctuary of Macon church.

Hotels in the area (March 6 – 8th)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Macon-West
4970 Harrison Rd, Macon, GA 31206
(478) 803-0033

Comfort Inn & Suites West,
5000 Harrison Rd, Macon, GA 31206

Hampton Inn & Suites Macon I-475, 5010 Eisenhower Pkwy, Macon, GA 31206

The Work in Cuba Continues

“Come over and help us…”

It’s just one line. A single plea for help. “Come over and help us…” The divinely inspired words of the Macedonian man seen in a vision by the Apostle Paul.

We are blessed to have had many come over into Cuba to help us over the years. And, I thank God for the times we also have heard the call for help and stopped what we were doing to go help somewhere else.

Most recently, we’ve been involved in the mission field of Mexico with Bro. and Sis. Ismael Cañas. They’ve been working in the federal prison in Chihuahua as well as spreading the gospel in towns and villages in Southern Mexico. Many inmates, including ex-cartel members, have been baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost.

For several years they and Evangelist Thurman Covey Jr. have been going and making a difference. It is amazing what can be done when people will answer the simple call “Come over … and help us.”

We have had national superintendents of large church organizations come to minister in Cuba. We have had notable evangelists and conference speakers to come.

We have also had workers and other volunteers come to help us.

Sometimes, it was simply to bring donations. Other times, it was not to preach or sing at a conference, but to bring much needed funds to help meet immediate needs and propel the work to the next level. Thank God for all of them!

The Macedonian call is not a special invitation to preach and be in the spotlight. It is a plea for help.

Please continue to pray for us as we endeavor to help the work in Cuba and anywhere else the Lord will lead us.

Nathaniel Houseman
Missionary to Cuba

Newest & Returning Members

Let’s Welcome all our newest and returning members to the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry

Bro James Frierson
Covington, GA
Pastor Talmadge French, Dr
Apostolic Tabernacle, Jonesboro, GA

Pastor Mike & Sis Vickie Powell
Pastors the Sanctuary Apostolic Fellowship For Everyone,
Diana, TX

Bro Gerald Varnell & Sis Donna Vanell (Evangelist)
Minden, LA
Pastor Mike Powell
Sanctuary Apostolic Fellowship For Everyone,
Diana, TX

Pastor David Bethel
Mineola, TX
Pastors the New Life Church,
Mineola, TX

Bro David  & Sis Anga Bayer
Evansville, IN
Pastor James Maroney
Abundant Faith UPC Church
Evansville, IN

Returning Members:
It’s good to see Pastor Mark & Sis Jane Cottrill  back with the Azusa Street Ministry. They had taken a leave of absence for awhile but are now reactivated and doing a work in Bourbon, IN

Pastor Mrk & Sis Jane Cottrill
Bourbon, IN
Pastros the United Pentecostal Church of Bourbon
Bourbon, IN

Few words of wisdom

Bro Gusto our Chaplin is Cooper City, FL sent me a text this morning I thought it had a lot to say.

The depth of your struggle will determine the height of your success! Two thing define you: Your patience when you have nothing, and your attitude when you have everything.