Rumblings Special Edition – July4th

Were going to be putting out a Special Edition of the Rumblings July 4th with all the pertinent information regarding the 2020 Azusa StreetRiders National Rally. In addition we will be posting the updated By-Laws for the membership review so everyone will have a copy. I would ask you read it so everyone’s prepared on Saturday August 1st for our open discussion on the changes we have proposed.

So Far we have had a good response as far as registration for the rally I would ask please that anyone that has not signed up and is going to please do so.  For many this will be thier first event of the year so let’s make it the biggest rally on record.

Welcome New Members – June 2020

Bro Marty & Sis Sarah Gross
Carrollton, IL
Bethlehem Tabernacle, Greenfield, IL
Pastor William King

Bro David & Sis Danielle High
Huntington, WV
Apostolic Life Center, Huntington, WV
Pastor Edwin Harper

Bro Richard & Sis Coward
Victoria, BC Canada
Cornerstone Church, Victoria, BC Canada
Pastor Jim Shew

Bro Marvin & Sis Cricket Williams
Idaho Falls, ID
Mountainview Christian Center, Idaho Falls, ID
Pastor Christopher Paolini

Bro Jeremy & Sis Clara Cole
Papillion, NE
The Church of Omaha, Omaha, NE
Pastor Myron Powell

Azusa StreetRiders and Covid 19

I wanted to drop a note of encouragement to all the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry members & friends. This Covid 19 has affected all of us. I know it has been disappointing for several chapters that have had to cancelled their planes for  different Azusa StreetRider events in their areas that had been planned for awhile now.  Bro & Sis Joseph in Charleston, WV., Bro & Sis Thompson in New Straitsville, Ohio and especially Bro & Sister Zerbe in Cedar Springs, MI who I feel so bad for, who has been planning for a long time and were very excited about hosting their first Azusa StreetRiders outreach event. In addition the rest of us members that were thrilled about attending these events, let me just say “God Has This”.

We need to stand fast and waver  not in our resolve to continue to be the Apostolic light to the lost motorcycle community. I know we cannot do everything right now as we would like but that gives us no reason to throw our hands up and surrender to our circumstance and give up. What we need to be doing is engaged in continuous prayer and fasting for our lost brothers & sisters so when were released we hit the ground running.  We can use this time to plan future events in which the lost can be saved. This situation will not go on forever so we need to be prepared.

So if you feel you can plan an event for later this year, which I hope we can salvage a few of these events that were cancelled , let’s get busy and get to work, if not let’s look forward to next year. God is in control and nothing will stand in the way of the church all we need to do is be prepared either to plan an event in your area or plan to attend one. As of today we are still continuing with our National Rally  as planned so all I can say is be there, were only two months out today !

About Motorcycles for Missionaries let’s get creative about how to raise the funds for this years recipient.  Again I know we can just conceded to our surroundings and throw in the towel and admit defeat, that is the easy road. Instead let’s make a commitment to think outside the box and do the best we can do to raise as much as we can in the time we have. That is all I am asking for, is to do the best you can do. When during our missionary service you walk to the front of the church before this ministry and God knowing you did your best, I for one will be proud of that effort regardless of the size of the offering.

In closing I want to say: Keep the faith, stay the course. Our work here is almost done here. What we do here will carry into eternity and all of this will be behind us.

God Bless and Keep You and Yours.
Bro Robert Thompson

Working on the Bylaws

Short note to say that the board of the Azusa StreetRiders along with several others met this past weekend and by the anointing and blessings of God I feel we have a good revision of the Bylaws streamlining the context yet maintaining the fiber and the spirit it was originally written in. We will be posting the revision on the “members only” FB page within a short period of time so the membership has the opportunity to review it before the national rally in July.

Azusa StreetRiders Covid-19 Relief update

Forwarded from Rodante de Guzman Azusa StreetRiders Philippines Area Coordinator:

I already sent the financial support to the ASR members here in the Philippines. . on behalf of Azusa Street Riders Phils. We thank you for the financial support. These are some of the members who already received their financial support will send additional photo once I received their photo.

      

CONFIDENCE IN GOD

CONFIDENCE IN GOD
By Julie McGhghy

Blessings to all of my ASR friends. Mike and I love and miss you so much, but we are enjoying serving as Associates in Missions in Costa Rica.

I also started a new project.  I’ll be writing a new blog post on http://confidenceingod.com/ approximately every other week. As the name of the website suggests, I will be blogging about having confidence in God in many areas of our lives.

I spent many years of my Christian walk with faith, but not confidence. I had faith that God was all He said He was and would do all He said He would do. But I wasn’t confident that He would do those things for or through me. Through the years He has shown me His faithfulness, His desire for each of us to complete our walk with Him, that I can relax in Him because He will keep me with Him, and that He will work for and through me. Now my heart’s passion is to share with others what I have learned in order to walk with confidence in God.

The first post in the website asks, “Do you lack confidence in God?” and provides 8 scriptures to demonstrate how God loves and protects us. God used so many of you to help me build confidence in Him as I rode with the ASR and served as the National Ladies’ Chaplain. I’d like to help you grow your confidence in God in return.

Please visit the Confidence in God page on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/BuildConfidenceInGod/) and the website (http://confidenceingod.com/). Like, share, comment, send me a private message. And you will receive an additional article entitled, 5 Steps to Experience More Confidence in God when you sign up to receive updates about the website.

ASR Philippines Update

I received this email today after posting the one from Missionary Mark Namie concerning the sitution in the Philippines . Our Brothers and Sisters are in dyer need of help.

Contact me via  email robert@azusastreetriders.com and I will do whatever I can do to help facilitate your offering and no amount is to small.

Greetings in the name of Lord Jesus!
I just want to update about the ASR Philippines..

January
The Taal Volcano eruption
The volcano erupted again on the afternoon of January 12, 2020, 43 years after the 1977 eruption, many of people reside within the volcano perimeter 12km danger zone lost their home/ livelyhood are affected, churches are destroyed, but by the grace of God no casualties on the ASR members. All ASR memebers contributed to raised fund to buy essentials goods so we can give it to our brethren in need to ease their situation.
 
Feruary
UPCPI General conference in Davao.
A group of ASR (pastor & non-Pastor) attended the conference and being tap to help in crown control and assisting VIP personnel, we had a chance to meet & greet the ASR member from Luzon, Visayas, & Mindano for the first time. 4 new member join the ASR 3 are UPC pastor & 1 non pastor. The conference is successfull and we recieved spiritual blessings from the lectures & preachings.

March
The crisis of the COVID 19 Pandemic.
March 17, 2020, the President of the Philippines announced that the whole NCR will be under the Enhance Community Quarantine due to the rapid spread of the deadly virus, many people was lock down & no one is allowed to go out except to those have quarantine pass given by the Local Gov’t.. only 1 pass per family, schools /office/malls are closed and mass gathering is prohibited including the church services. in the first week of ECQ implementation ASR riders are still allowed to go out, so we are able to distribute relief to our church members who are affected since many of them are no work no pay, but as weeks go by many of the ASR members is now struggling to survive, food from the government are delayed for a week, so I try to help to distribute goods together with bro Bernie Gavero ( ASR Vice Pres)we are now on the 7th week of the lock down and we are now also in the struggilng situation, but still ASR Ph officers are doing our best to help. Please pray for the ASR Phils members & brethren for God’s provision.

Being a 3rd world economy country, 1 month without income will be a struggle.. I believed US and some countries on 1st world economy can still survive in our current situation. Im now appealing to all ASR members world wide under the 1st world economy.. a cent will help to ease the needy – ASR Philippines ..
God bless every one and stay Safe in Jesus name.
In Christ,
Rodante de Guzman
ASR Philippine Coordinator

Azusa StreetRiders Missionary to the Philippines

In 2013 Bro Mark Naimy’s Missionary to the  Philippians was presented with three motorcycles through our Motorcycles for Missionary program to be put to work there to save souls. The bikes we gave them have been instrumental in saving souls. I the opportunity to talk to Bro Naimy the other day and we now have an opportunity being presented to us to save souls in a different way.

I received this from Bro Naimy and felt compelled to reach out to the Azusa StreetRiders members and friends to ask that we do whatever we can to be a blessing to souls in the Philippines. I also know it’s been difficult for many of us over the last six to eight weeks but take what we have been through and multiply it ten fold and imagine what it’s like in a third world country. No offering is to small so all I can ask is do what you can do.

From the pen of Bro Naimy

In recent days, I’ve heard several of my American friends make light-hearted comments about the weight they have gained during the corona virus lockdowns.

While I fully understand and appreciate that struggle, this illustrates one of the big differences between the situation in the United States and that in underdeveloped nations.

Though being out of work has caused inconveniences for everyone, and true hardship for some, most Americans are finding ways to get through this multi-week period without income.  Our government has provided cash assistance. Many people have at least some savings they can tap into.  And in a crunch, most of us can use a credit card to buy groceries.  But, it isn’t that way in many parts of the world outside of the USA.

Most workers in the Philippines earn the equivalent of $5-10 per day, in normal times.  Now, with almost everybody out of work, and government assistance being scarce to non-existant, many people, including some of our members, are going hungry.

If the situation doesn’t improve soon, people will literally begin starving to death.

We have been doing everything we can to get cash assistance to our churches in the Philippines so they can purchase and distribute food to their members and to folks in their communities, but much more is needed.

I realize everyone is feeling “the pinch” right now, but if there ever was a time for sacrificial giving, it is now, when people are in great need.

God bless you for caring!

Philippines for Christ
Missionaries Mark & Debra Naimy
Help us get food to those in need.
Many people in underdeveloped countries are going hungry right now, due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Philippines for Christ has already distributed thousands of dollars worth of food to truly needy people.

Help us reach more!

Watch this short video to learn more.

Donate here.

#HungerReliefProject

A Thankful Heart

A thankful heart goes a long way with most people. Nothing quite like it when you are a blessing to someone and they respond with a sincere expression of thankfulness. For example many of us have experienced perhaps a Birthday or Christmas when an unexpected gift is given to a child and the reaction is such that it brings joy to our hearts that our efforts are rewarded in an expression of thankfulness. At the same time all of us have probably experienced when we have gone out of our way to do what we thought was something nice for someone when yet that individual response might’ve been ho-hum or perhaps not even acknowledge. This can be very disheartening and discouraging. Regardless if it’s family, friends, coworker or even someone we’ve never met, passing on the street. A lack of thankfulness is hard to accept regardless who it’s from.

The funny thing is the Lord is somewhat the same way, throughout our day the Lord drops little blessings upon us. We can be in those times not sensitive to what’s going on around us. Perhaps because we’re busy or God forbid we might write that off as our good fortune, being in the right place at the right time but the Bible says: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the father of lights with home is no varied in this neither shadow of turning. James 11:7 (KJV)

If the scripture is true, which it is, that tells me as a Child of God the good things that come our way, those little blessings throughout the day, are not by chance but they are either one of two things. A direct blessing from our Lord or allowing our circumstance to be a blessing onto us. These blessings can come in many shapes and sizes something as trivial perhaps as pulling into a crowed parking lot and finding a spot at the front entrance.

Maybe opening the mail and receiving a refund check for something that you weren’t even expecting and don’t quite understand how it all happen. Some people might construe this as just being fortunate or lucky however as a child of God we need to recognize from whence our blessings come as James wrote in James 11:7 and we need to be thankful.

Not only that, you see it’s easy to be thankful for the big blessings the Lord brings our way however we need to be mindful of the little things, the day in and day blessing that we receive. Those that if were not to careful go by us unnoticed and unacknowledged. You see if were thankful for the little blessings it can set the stage for the Lord to do more. He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. Luke 16:10

So some might ask “So should I thank God every time something good happens in my life regardless of the circumstance. The answer is YES. Go as far as to ask yourself, why shouldn’t I ? Psalms 105:10 states “give thanks unto the Lord call upon his name make known his deeds among the people” (KJV) Perhaps stopping and taking a moment to be thankful to the Lord for allowing you to be blessed might be an opportunity to be a witness to someone who doesn’t know the Lord. Remember a Thankful Heart goes a long way.

In addition we cannot even enter into his presence without a thankful heart Psalms 100:4 states “enter into his gates with Thanksgiving and into his courts with praise be thankful on him and bless his name” That let’s me know that in order to gain access into that inter circle we should have a thankful heart gets us the introduction than praise gets us a seat at the table.

The Lord laid all this on my heart a couple of weeks ago this simple thought: Be thankful for the little things that come our way. If we are diligent to look for it the Lord will not only show us but will increase our awareness. In doing to we set the stage to draw closer to the Lord and who would not want to do that ? My prayer is that this article is received as the Lord has expressed it to me.

God Bless you all and God Bless America