Be mindful of what we do ….

A FABLE: THE GIRL & THE SNAKE

Once upon a time a young girl was trudging along a mountain path, trying to reach her grandmother’s house. It was bitter cold and the wind cut like a knife. When she was within sight of her destination, she heard a rustle at her feet.

Looking down, she saw a snake. Before she could move, the snake spoke to her.

He said: “I am about to die. It is too cold for me up here and I am freezing. There is no food in these mountains and I am starving. Please put me under your coat and take me with you.”

“No,” replied the girl. “I know your kind. You are a rattlesnake. If I pick you up, you will bite me and your bite is poisonous.”

“No, no,” said the snake. “If you help me, you will be my best friend. I will treat you differently.”

The little girl sat down on a rock for a moment to rest and think things over. She looked at the beautiful markings on the snake and had to admit that it was the most beautiful snake she had ever seen.

Suddenly, she said: “I believe you. I will save you. All living things deserve to be treated with kindness.”

The little girl reached over, put the snake gently under her coat and proceeded toward her grandmother’s house. Within a moment, she felt a sharp pain in her side. The snake had bitten her.

“How could you do this to me?” she cried. “You promised that you would not bite me if I would protect you from the bitter cold.”

The snake hissed: “You knew what I was when you picked me up”. He slithered away.

If it looks like a snake, moves like a snake and comes from a snake nest, it probably is a snake and can only be expected to behave like one.

Unknown author or at least I don’t know

2019 National Rally Registration

Let’s Get Registered !

We have had a strong response so far with members registering  for the 2019 National Rally. So far almost everyone that has registered has also included the MEAL PLAN so please do no hesitate, let’s get signed up and reservations made.  The Registration App for the 2019 National Rally can be found by clicking on the link below.
FYI – There is still rooms at the host Hotel available

2019 Azusa StreetRiders National Rally ~ Maryville, TN

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ:

Due to the success at our 2018 National Rally in Jefferson, Ohio compliments of Brother and Sister Theodore in regards to the lunch & Dinner arrangements, the Chapter in Maryville, TN would like to offer a “Meal Plan” at this years Rally. This meal plan would cover Thursday & Friday for both lunch (for those on the ride only) and dinner, immediately following service on both nights and will be held in the event center at FAC.

I could go into more details of all the benefits of the meal plan  however anyone who attended the 2018 National Rally knows how nice it was to walk from the service and have a nice hot meal ready and waiting. Unfortunately this year there will be a cost involved. For those who wish to “go out” you are certainly welcomed to do so there are many restaurants in the area however you would miss out on some of the best fellowship were going to have at this years National Rally.

Due to the number of people attending I would strongly suggest you signup for the meal plan when you register. After July 25th the price of dinners will change to $20.00 for adults & $10.00 for children. In addition there will be only a limited number of “extra” dinners at the door available (I have been told by the ones preparing the meals they do not wish to have  a lot of leftovers). Furthermore those that choose not to partake in the “lunch” meal plan(s) must bring a lunch with them if they want to eat. The venue for the lunches will be at a park or roadside picnic bench with limited or no access to any location to buy food. (Note: No extra lunches will be available for purchase on the ride)

** Please note you can sign up for one or all of the meals and if need be we have several months until the Rally so you can make partial payments over a period of time (Please get with Sis Theodore)

Registration Fee – covers the registration, 2019 event pin, Saturday Breakfast & Saturday Lunch. The Maryville chapter will host a meet & greet in the event center following Wednesday night service where pizza, salad, desserts and drinks will be served complements of this local chapter.

The fee’s are as follows: 
$25.00 – Registration fee
Includes: Registration Fee, Event Pin, Saturday Breakfast & Saturday Lunch
Thursday Lunch – $10.00 per person (for those on the ride only)
$5.00 – Per child under 12  (for those on the ride only)
Thursday Dinner – $15.00 per person (after church in the FAC event center)
$7.50 – Per child under 12
Friday Lunch – $10.00 per person (for those on the ride only)
$5.00 – Per child under 12 (for those on the ride only)
Friday Dinner – $15.00 per person (after church in the FAC event center)

$7.50 – Per person for children under 12

Please do not hesitate to contact Bro Thompson for more details

Welcome New Members – May 2019

John & Cynthie Zerbe
Pierson, MI
Solid Rock Worship
Rev. Bobby Gray

Cedar Springs, MI

Bishop Brian Kyer
Danville, KY
Apostolic Faith Light House
Bishop Brian Kyer

Danville, KY

Charles Austin
Shreve, OH
Wooster Apostolic Pentecostal Church
Benjamin Robinson
Wooster, OH
Norman Knight
Wakins Glenn, NY
Abundant Life United Pentecostal Church
Brad Dutcher
Cortland, NY

Amazon SMILE Program

Dear Charity Administrator,

This email is to notify you that Azusa Streetriders Inc (EIN: 20-5765142) has been issued a donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation. Azusa Streetriders Inc’s AmazonSmile donation balance as of March 31, 2019 was under the minimum donation amount of $5 and as a courtesy, we have rounded up your donation to $5.00 this quarter. Once per year, the AmazonSmile Foundation issues donations to all registered organizations that have earned donations, even if the donation amount is below the $5 minimum. The donation was deposited to your organization’s bank account around May 8, 2019. It may take several days for the deposit to appear in your organization’s account.

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Arkansas Men’s Conference 2019

We would like to thank Bro Womack and those that helped him represent Azusa StreetRiders at the Arkansas Men’s Conference.

Greeting Br Thompson
We had a great at the Arkansas men’s conference. Had several sign up that was interested in getting more information and passed out 20+ tracks to be taken back to different churches for the riders in their local assembly. We was giving the green light to come back in July to the family camp meeting to set up and share more information about the Azusa Street Riders. Also in July we will be going to Paragould AR to sign on the first chapter in Arkansas. We are very excited about what GOD is doing and looking forward to what the future holds for us. Please keep us in your prayer as we continue to do GOD’s work in spreading the Gospel to the lost.
Note: Arkansas family camp will be July 9-12. If anyone is interested or need more information feel free to pass on my number to call.
               Blessings in JESUS NAME
                          Br Mike Womack

1st Annual Cortland Bike Blessing and Biker Sunday

Posting this article on behalf of
Brother Erick Smith, Abundant Life Church
Cortland, NY

Greetings and salutations in Jesus name, I have the blessing of seeing my mistakes that I can and plan on correcting for the 2nd Annual Bike blessing and Biker Sunday. Initially, I had had flyers printed up for outreach the day (they were printed approximately 2 months prior) before to the Bike blessing. I can see the need to have outreach started (ie., door to door canvassing) approximately 5-6 months out. I was successful in obtaining door prizes from our 2 local bike shops. Miller Motorworks and Finger Lake Harley Davidson, as well as ordering some additional door prizes. Overall it was warmly welcomed by those providing door prizes and allowing me to hang flyers in their establishments. Initial plans were outreach the day prior to the event, please folks start your outreach months prior. Contacting media sources would also get the event publicized even better and have more homes and businesses reached. Our very own ASR Road Captain was present and Rev. Joe Rapaglia preached the message on Sunday. Of course, we had Brother Norman Knight show up and is now in the process of becoming a full patch ASR member. My pastor, Pastor Brad Dutcher welcomed the opportunity to be Brother Norman’s pastor. Of course I want to thank Brother and Sister Medley for their supportive presence.

Unfortunately, due to dental work being done 2 days prior to Sunday, I had to miss the 1st Biker Sunday. But I am more encouraged because there will be one more ASR member here in NY. From the reports that Brother Theo gave, it was a very well received event and I am looking forward to even possibly getting my pastor to take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation riders course and adding another rider to the NY ASR rolls. In hindsight, next year’s run will start earlier and on time (I think just talking to brothers in the Lord that ride overwhelmed me, since we are just starting). I would like to thank all my ASR brothers and sisters for their prayers of support. Next year if our Lord tarries, I am looking forward to seeing lost souls reached and saved by the word of God. One last item before I close this out is I promise I have no more wisdom teeth left to be pulled, lol. Thank You Lord Jesus for this opportunity to reach out to the lost and fellowship with brother riders.

Brother Erick Smith
Abundant Life Church (UPCI)
Cortland, NY

The burden for lost souls

I have heard it said that the Azusa StreetRiders ministry is all about souls well I might be throwing a monkey wrench into your theology but ASR is not necessarily all about souls. Don’t grab the wood, stake and your Zippo lighter just yet hear me out.

The burden for lost souls must be within each and everyone of us regardless of what ministry we belong to, regardless of what activities or interest groups we surround ourselves with. The burden for lost souls is as individual to each and everyone of us as our walk with God. Our burden for the lost can not be based by our membership within ASR, we need to understand that this burden which is a God-given, God mandated command known as the Great Commission in the word of God  “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature”.(Mark 16:15) This needs to apply to each of us regardless of membership.

You see Jesus mandated to individuals to go out into all the world and preach the gospel that was never directed to a particular ministry, a particular interest group or even a particular function of the church this mandate was given to individuals just like you and I. Let me take this a step further those absolutely knowing the truth, baptized in Jesus name, filled with the Holy Ghost and living an overcoming life in my opinion should be held to a higher standard. To go out and seek out the lost just like you and I were at one time, those lost living in darkness, not knowing the truth, bound for a lake of fire, we have read the back of the book.  Do you remember what that was like, I know I do? In addition each and everyone of us were lost regardless if you came in from a bar stood or sleeping under a pew on Sunday night we all needed to come to repentance and obey ACTS 2:38

We need to have a heart given desire to reach lost souls we must do our part through prayer, fasting, reading of the word of God daily and a strong foundation in a local Apostolic, tongue talking, baptizing in Jesus name, Holy Ghost filled church to give us a strong foundation to work from. Jesus will do the rest how do I know he said it! A strong desire for lost souls, sorry ASR cannot give you that, ASR however can certainly help equip you with the tools to assist you in your quest, if you have the desire.

We have a common thread that runs between all of us, motorcycles. We choose by the grace of God to allow Jesus Christ to take what we enjoy and put that to use for the kingdom of God. It’s true ASR has never won a soul however the God fearing members that have chosen to put what they have at God’s disposal (reminders me of a box lunch with 3 loves and a couple of fishes) and we allow God to put it to use which has through the Holy Ghost been able to reach the lost, see them baptized, filled with the Holy Ghost and are now part of the family of God.

I feel one of another great attributes or benefits of this ministry is how we encourage and equip each other to do battle. The Bible says “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend” Proverbs 27:17. You know what another word for this is “Fellowship” Yes the times were with each other we do talk about motorcycles, new gadgets, helmets and places to ride (Like Tennessee, Oh Yea can’t wait ! ) but we also talk about Our Father’s Business and that’s what fellowship is all about.

In closing my wife brought up a good point and I don’t want any of you “He Men” to look sideways at me but she said she not concerned about who I am with or what I am doing when I am with my Azusa StreetRiders family. Not that she needs to worry but wives are just funny that way I think even if they don’t let on, they like it when they know their man is going about doing the work of the Lord. I like the fact that she not only approves of my time given to this ministry but she encourages me to be a part of this ministry in any way I can and that’s a nice feeling.

God Bless each and every one of you keep up the good work, pray everyday, remember to fast and always be faithful to the house of God and especially your home church.

Robert Thompson
President Azusa StreetRiders International
The Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry of Jesus Christ

 

 

 

 

Tentative 2019 National Rally Schedule

Tentative 2019 National Rally Schedule
Times may vary the closer we get to the National Rally

Wednesday July 31
7:00 PM – Prayer Meeting @ FAC
7:30 PM – Opening Service for the 2019 National Rally
Bro Kenneth Carpenter
ALJC General Supernatant
Meet & Greet immediately following – FAC Event Center

Thursday August 1st
8:30 AM – Road Safety Course
Highland Manor Inn
7766 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Townsend, TN 37822
Instructors: Bro & Sis Diaz

9:30 AM – Kickstands Up
(Leaving from Highland Manor)
1:00 PM – Lunch
5:00 – 6:00 PM – Return to Highland Manor
7:00 PM – Prayer Meeting @ FAC
7:30 PM – Missionary Service
Bro Darry Crossley
UPCI Regional Director over South America, Retired
Dinner Served immediately following – FAC Event Center

Friday August 2nd
9:00 AM – Kickstands Up
(Leaving from TBA)
1:00 PM – Lunch
5:00 – 6:00 PM – Return to Highland Manor
7:00 PM – Prayer Meeting @ FAC
7:30 PM– Evangelist Service
Bro Joe Campetella
Evangelist and Pastor at the Pentecostals of Deland, FL
Dinner Served immediately following – FAC Event Center

Saturday August 3rd
2019 Annual Azusa StreetRiders Meeting
8:00 AM – Coffee & Donuts in the FAC Event Center
9:00 AM – Starts the 2019 ASR Annual Meeting

Lunch served immediately following the closing prayer
** Area ride will be offered for anyone wanting to go, open schedule

Greetings to you from the land of the big bamboo

Thailand Update

Here is an update from Bro Frizzell and Bro Kebasen from the Azusa StreetRiders, Bangkok, Thailand Chapter of which if you check out the New Members for April 2019 let’s welcome   Bro Dionaro Orcullo from Par Kret, Nonthaburi Province, outside of Bangkok, Thailand
From Bro Frizzell:
Greetings to you from the land of the big bamboo and traffic jams in South East Asia!
I am writing to you so you may understand what is going on here with your new ASR chapter in Thailand.
The guys that have joined ASR are English speaking people and predominantly Filipino.
The churches that they pastor are all English speaking.
Pastor Steve Kebasen pastors 3 churches and Pastor Dionaro Orcullo pastors at least 2 churches. Both these men have several mid-week meetings going on along with the other men who have applied to  ASR for membership. They are connected with other motorcycle groups who are sinners and they are working with them.
 
Our church organization is International Apostolic Church of Thailand = iACT.
We do things organizationally for the sake of unity and the witness of the real Church here among the Thai and the other nationalities.
Whatever they have done to be a part of ASR has always been presented to me first then onto you; they understand the chain of command.
It is a pleasure working with them and I know they will work along with the ASR ministry as much as possible.
 
Live to Ride for the Glory of God!
Robert P Frizzell
ASIA

Welcome New Members

Let’s Welcome our Newest Members for April 2019

Bro Dionaro Orcullo & Sis Quenie Orcullo
Pak Kret, Nonthaburi Province
International Apostolic Church of Thailand
Rev Robert P Frizzell, Pastor
Bangkok International UPCI

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Bro Alvin Waldhart
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Madison Pentecostal Assembly
Bishop Eugene S Johnson, Pastor
Madison, WI