ASR 2020 National Rally – Nashville Indiana – Overview

Many have ask…”How is Indiana doing with the Covid situation?”  I just checked again today (July 3rd) and they have moved the entire state to above 4.5 stage in opening.  So, though there are some restrictions in various areas, I wanted to let everyone know that, as a state, they are doing well so far.

As you will see by the following information, we have tried to fill up the week!  No pressure to be early or stay late…but, for those who are coming in and do not know the region, we wanted to help make the experience as great as possible…we like to call it, “Hoosier Hospitality!”

The following will be the daily breakdown of events that you all are welcome to participate in:

Tuesday (28th) – 9am ride to scenic Madison Indiana and Clifty Falls. We will meet at the corner of hwy 135 and 40, at the Speedway Gas Station.  Lunch will be at the Key West Shrimp House in Madison as close to noon as we can make it.  Contact Mark Wever (812-325-8983) or Mark Hardin (618-292-7415) to let us know if you have any questions about the ride.  For those coming into the area on Tuesday and coming from the south or east, if you wish to meet us for lunch, you would be able to ride back with our group as well.

Wednesday (29th) – 8:30am ASR Chaplain training will be held at the host church (Pentecostals of Nashville…address: 60 Mount Liberty Rd, Nashville IN). Then, at 11:30am short ride is planned to begin from the host church (Pentecostals of Nashville) parking lot,  and time will be reserved to explore scenic Nashville Indiana. At 5:30pm, there is an outreach initiative at the church with special singing groups from the area…Potters Clay, Upper Room Experience, Sharp Family Bluegrass, and Pentecostals of Nashville Worship Team.  We encourage all the ASR/ASR Friends to come to this event…you will enjoy the groups, and we want to be a witness to all that drop in to listen.

Thursday (30th) – 9am-3pm ride…Ride will begin directly across from the Seasons Lodge along Maple Leaf Blvd, bikes facing north.  Please be fueled and ready to roll.  Lunch (see meal plan) will be at Golden Corral in Bedford Indiana.  At 5pm supper (see meal plan) will be served at the host church.  Our annual missions focused service will begin at 7pm. (Don’t forget to bring your Motorcycle For Missionaries offering to this service)  An “Afterburner” fellowship and snacks will follow, compliments of members from the region.

Friday (31st) – 9am-3pm ride…The ride will begin at the same location as Thursday, across from Seasons Lodge along Maple Leaf Blvd…and be fueled and ready to roll.  This ride will stop off at the Harley Davidson dealership in Bloomington Indiana, then lunch will be at a pavilion in Cascades Park (see meal plan) in Bloomington Indiana. (There is a very large play area for the children across the road, if it is open at that time)  At 5pm supper (see meal plan) at the host church.  A revival focused service will have Pastor Shine Doughty of Apostolic Center in Mattoon IL and begins at 7pm. An “Afterburner” fellowship and snacks is planned after, compliments of members in the region.

Saturday (1st) – Held in a Banquet Room within Seasons Lodge, at 8am light breakfast, compliments of ASR, will be available.  Annual Meeting begins at 9am and should wrap up around 11am.  We have several very important subjects to discuss, and voting for two ASR Board Members to serve us over the next two years.  Lunch following the meeting will be at Seasons Lodge. A ride is planned following the meeting/lunch to Tulip Trussell (2and longest Railroad Trussell in US) for those who are hanging around.

Sunday (2nd) – a list of churches will be provided of all the churches in the area that participated for those staying over.

For the meals (4) falling under the meal plan, please find the pre-pay forms along with the Registration online. The pre-pay will help expedite the lunch process and will also give an idea of how many to prepare the meals/seating for.

We are attempting to have a host/guide for the spouses that do not wish to ride, but, wish to go out for a while and also meet us for the lunch.  Watch Facebook for updates on this initiative.  At least, we will have detailed directions for how to get to the lunch locations.

If any questions, please call or text Mark Hardin (618-292-7415) and we will try to accommodate.

Proposed Bylaw Changes

Hey guys and gals!
You will find below a copy of both the current bylaws and the proposed changes to the current bylaws. The board along with several other members have spent a lot of prayer, time, and effort to bring the current set of bylaws into a more efficient and legal form.
You will find that the biggest change is only to the order and placement of many of the items.
We have also removed redundant and out of date info as well.
We have added a few things to also get us more in line with current ethical and societal terms.
We will be discussing and answering any questions at the business meeting during the national rally.
I believe that we have been successful in our endeavor and you will be pleased with the results.

Please be in prayer for our national rally and come ready to worship and receive your miracle from God!!

 

Proposed Copy of ASR Bylaws 6-22-20 ASR bylaws Updated 9-26-18

Culture of Caring

 

We are facing such difficult times in our world. Each and every day we hear more and more of ongoing riots, discontent, racism, division and no respect for  anyone in authority.  Our country is changing, and not for the good by any means.
God has been taken out of the equation by so many when HE is the ONLY one that can heal our broken society and unify our people.
The devil is on the loose in a mighty way. Minds are confused and distorted in what is right and wrong.
2 Timothy 3:1-5. But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.  For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness but denying its power.  Avoid such people.  
The church is being ridiculed and mocked as people destroy hope of togetherness.  How much further will things go? How long will innocent people die for absolutely no wrong doing?  We need healing in our government, in our communities and in ourselves.  Until God is back where he belongs, there will be no peace. We must bind together as the church to cover our president, our police officers, military personnel, our friends and our families in constant prayer.

We are believing for the following prayer requests:

Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding and a hunger to know God more intimately.

President Donald Trump  Vice President Pence

All government representatives, Healthcare workers, Policemen and First Responders

MISSIONS

Rev. Mike and Julie McGhghy-Aimers to Costa Rica

HOME MISSIONS

Rev. Mike Markham-Turning Point Fellowship, Clinton, AL                                                     Rev. Johnny Carr—Apostolic Church of  Tatum, Tatum, TX

Let’s believe with Bro. & Sis. Perry for property they are looking at for new church.

RESTORATION 

Prodigals

HEALING

Legrand Phelps, a friend of the Bealles that has been diagnosed with Covid  19 Vickie Davis, friend of the Markhams, needs a divine miracle                                     Bro. Tom Thompson- complete healing in body.                                                                        Sis. Lydia Diaz-Undergoing Chemotherapy.                                                                                Bro. Delbert Hayes-Undergoing Chemotherapy.

Family Members Passed in 2020

Bro. Vincent Sims mother  In June
Bro. Elmer Millers sister in May
Rev Mike Markhams sister, Karen. In April from Covid 19

Family Members Passed in 2019

Bro. Elmer Millers brother
Bro. Jon and Sis. Serena Weber’s daughter
Sis. Krysta Markhams father
Bro. Joe Endicotts mother
Sis. Lisa Endicotts mother
Bro. Doug Solomon’s father
Bro. Anthony Storey’s father

 

Chaplain  Carman Hamby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Man I Hate The Rules!

One of the most irritating things in life for most people are the rules that we have to obey! Why can’t I drive 55? Why do I have to wait at the red light? Why can’t I just shoot somebody when the almost run me off the road????? Why Why Why! So many times we find ourselves in situations that cause us to fume and fuss but won’t let us do what our carnal human nature would drive us to do simply because there is a rule or law in effect that we don’t want to break and then have to pay the cost of doing so.

Law and rules affect every aspect of our life and day to day routine. They are there for a reason. They are designed to eliminate chaos. Chaos causes failure of opportunity and keeps us from accomplishing our goals. We would have a hard time crossing a large city with no traffic laws in place and would certainly not be very efficient with our time and effort.

Rules are not perfect by any means and are often implemented under conflict and the need for a temporary fixing of a problem. Parents should be able to identify with the situation!! We have rules that change over the course of time and also according to geographical and cultural norms. Rules are sometimes hard to understand and also to be able to enforce. Sometimes the rule is the rule and there is no explanation! Parents??

ASR has come a long way in the last two years that I have served as VP. Membership has been growing by leaps and bounds both here in the US and overseas as well. Only God gets the glory!! What a time to be involved with such a ministry!!

The issues that concerns me this morning is not an issue of growth but of quality. We have some rules that are set in place in the foundation of this ministry and sometimes they are misunderstood as something that hinders growth. They are however only there to keep the quality of the garden as it should be. I want to list just a few of them below that I feel we need to make sure that time and situation does not change.

We are first and foremost a One Name Motorcycle Ministry! This means that each and every minister of this ministry (and that is every member) has to have been filled with the Holy Ghost and baptized in Jesus Name. There are no exceptions to this rule as it is a salvation issue. I know that sometimes we want to be inclusionary but salvation is to important to water down. We cannot allow other forms of belief and doctrine to be a part of this ministry. Remember in trying to get other members to join us in our endeavor that it is first to receive the Holy Ghost and then make sure the pastor of that person has had the time and effort to make sure that they are rooted and grounded enough to be trusted to become a part of an outside ministry of their local assembly. Remember their pastor and assembly are held to the same conditions above as well. We have been sent to preach the truth to the whole world and it is the truth that will make us free!!

If we hold the rule above to be true, then the following must also apply. We must act, look, and be a christian! And I don’t mean any old Christian! We as ministers are held to a higher standard when it comes to living for God. Others can act and look any way they want but we cannot. Our dress and appearance must be modest and Godly. We are not going to be able to change the world if we look like the world! Modesty and humility are still required of a child of God. Our speech and attitude must be Christ like. It is not the fruits of the spirit but the fruit of the spirit! One fruit that bears the 7 characteristics of Christ! We cannot pick and choose which of those characteristics that we show but must have all of them evident in our lives.

Man, I hate rules!! But then I think of the fact that Rule #1 is that if I keep his commandments and live a life pleasing to HIM that I can make Heaven my eternal home!! IF I submit my self to him and keep the blood applied in my life, then I to can hear him say Well Done!! Rules like the one that says Knock and the door opens! I like that one! How about the one that says that there is a strong tower that I can run to! And I can find shelter there! How about the one that says that when I receive the Holy Ghost and the blood covers my sins that NO ONE can hold them against me anymore and that God himself doesn’t even remember them!!!

The more I think of it I don’t hate the rules as much as I thought that I did!! They keep me safe from myself and others as well!! I just wanted to let you guys and gals know that if we keep the faith and stand our ground on our beloved doctrine that the promises of God are for our blessing! Keep the faith! Keep ministering to the lost!! Keep working until Jesus comes!!!

Love ya’ll
Pastor Randy—VP

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

ASR 2020 National Rally – Nashville Indiana – July 29-Aug 1 (Official Dates)

 

The RALLY is right around the corner!! All are welcome! Here is a short breakdown of the weeks activities that we have planned!

Tuesday (28th) – 9am ride to scenic Madison Indiana and Clifty Falls. Lunch at the Key West Shrimp House!! Contact us to let us know if you arrive early or want to meet us for lunch.

Wednesday (29th) – 8:30am ASR Chaplain training. 11:30am short ride from church (Pentecostals of Nashville) parking lot and time in scenic Nashville Indiana. 5:30pm is an outreach initiative at the church with special singing groups from the area…Potters Clay, Upper Room Experience, Sharp Family Bluegrass, and Pentecostals of Nashville Worship Team.

Thursday (30th) – 9am-3pm ride…lunch (see meal plan) at Golden Corral in Bedford Indiana. 5pm supper (see meal plan) and missions focused service at 7pm. Afterburner fellowship and snacks after.

Friday (31st) – 9am-3pm ride…lunch at Cascades Park (see meal plan) in Bloomington Indiana. 5pm supper (see meal plan) and revival focused preaching (Pastor Shine Doughty of Mattoon IL) at 7pm. Afterburner fellowship and snacks after.

Saturday (1st) – 8am light breakfast with Annual Meeting at 9am-11am and lunch following. Ride is planned following the meeting/lunch to Tulip Trussel (2and longest Railroad trussel in US).

Sunday (2nd) – a list of churches will be provided of all the churches in the area that participated for those staying over.

For the meals (4) falling under the meal plan, please find the pre-pay forms along with the Registration online. The pre-pay will help expedite the lunch process and will also give an idea of how many to prepare the meals/seating for.

If any questions, please call or text Mark Hardin (618-292-7415) and we will try to accommodate.

 

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