Friend

Hello all,
Just wanted to drop in and say hi and share some thoughts I been having for good while now. We all need a friend or friends, somebody to pal around with, somebody to share problems or concerns with, somebody whose company we enjoy, someone we love and respect. Now don’t take take me wrong I know Jesus is the friend that sticks closer than a brother, I’m not taking anything away from the Lord. But most of us have a friend we can turn to when we need someone besides our spouse. Some of us are blessed to have multiple friends. But in my time around ministry I’ve noticed one particular person or position that doesn’t have many close friends, instead they get complained at, hear the problems and concerns of everyone. Very seldom do they get to do something with a friend just to unwind or share their concerns with, very seldom do they have fun.

The person I’m talking about is Pastor’s, it seems to me they actually have the least amount of friends, but we can fix that, instead of bombarding our Pastor’s with all our problems, how about asking them how they are doing, asking them out for lunch, go shooting or watch a game. After all, our Pastor is 2nd in line to Jesus when it comes to importance in our lives, they are put in our lives by the Lord, since we want Jesus to call us friend, shouldn’t we be friend to the one he put in our life, our walk with God will be easier when we friend the man of God and not just look at him as ruler or problem solver.

Let 2021 be the year that your Pastor is more than Pastor, he is your friend, he needs an ear to talk to as well as we do, your Pastor needs you as much as you need him. Love your Pastor, Pray for your Pastor, Be your Pastor’s friend and you will see your relationship with the Lord get closer.
God bless you all!
Bro Tom

Purpose

Just a few thoughts I been having.
Maybe we all can ask ourselves some questions.
For what purpose did we join ASR?
For what purpose did I get blessed with this motorcycle?
For what purpose did I stop at a gas station and happen to see other bikers?
For what purpose am I going through this hardship?
For what purpose did I meet this individual?
For what purpose is my health declining?
For what purpose did I hear an acquaintance is struggling?
Now I’m gonna talk about me for a few,  As a self employed roofer of close to 30 years I look back and see that I am always on the move, always in high gear, time is money logic. Looking back , looking at present times, I am figuring out that every blessing, every hardship, every trial, every thing happens for a purpose. When I’m going on a trip I’m always hurrying to get there, hurrying to get home, and not stopping to enjoy some of the things that was put in front of me for a purpose.  How many witnessing opportunities did I miss by hurrying? When I first started having health issues I let worry, panic and fear step in, which means I let my faith drop…… I had been praying for a couple years as some of you know for God to show me how to change up my business, I was having hard time hiring employees, hard time keeping jobs for lack of help, so I tried sub contracting, came with some hiccups but worked for the best, then came the health issues and had to start sub contracting all my jobs and back came panic and fear, but my Pastor and others keeps reminding me that God’s got this. I said all that to say this: No matter what is going on or where your at just going through a normal stress free day or a very stressful moment, stop and ask yourself “What is God’s plan and purpose for this” It could be as simple as an answer to prayer just like maybe God is telling me to get off the roof and be a boss of sub crews and it took health issues for me to listen. But whatever it is there is a purpose for it! God bless you all, slow down and ask God what purpose is this moment for, blessing or trial, it has a purpose.
God bless you all
Bro. Tom Thompson

1st Michigan Biker Sunday

We are blessed to finally have a Biker Sunday in Michigan. It is May 23-24 in Cedar Springs. Asking as many as can put this on your calendar and help show support for Bro and Sis Zerbe, there is great growth potential in the state of Michigan and your support will be blessed! Thank you in advance!

4th Annual Biker Sunday New Straitsville

Thank you all who came in support of us and supported M4M’s.  It was great honor to have all 4 board members in attendance as well as close to a hundred in service. I would like to thank my dear friend Bro Mike Markham for coming and delivering a great message from God to us. Altar service was amazing with refillings and literally sitting at the King’s table!  Our saturday ride was great 150 mile ride with outreach opportunity’s taken!

Invitations to Kings table.

  Board and associates.

Awesome presence!

God’s table being blessed.

Big Muskie bucket.

ASR Board

Outreach ride turnout.

Greetings from Sis. Laureen.

Greetings from Bro. Randy

 

Greetings from Bro Robert.

Kings table

Kings table being blessed

Asr board

 

Thank you all from the

Hocking Hills Chapter! God bless! It’s all for souls!

4th Annual Biker Sunday

Hocking Hills Chapter Ohio  invites you to join us ;

Sat June 8th is our Outreach Fellowship ride.

Meeting at Baymont Inn Logan at 10:00 am for nice scenic ride of Hocking Hills. Meet and Greet at 530 pm at basement of Old Dutch Restaurant.

Sunday morning is Biker Sunday at 333 W. Main St. New Straitsville Oh.

Special guest speaker our Alabama Coordinator Pastor Mike Markham

Lunch catered after service by Jori’s catering.