What Role Does Azusa StreetRiders Play in Your Life?

What Role Does Azusa StreetRiders Play in Your Life?

Azusa StreetRiders ministry is many things to many people. For some it’s just an opportunity to ride with like-minded Apostolic christen men and woman, for some it’s an avenue to put the great commission of the Lord Jesus Christ to work. For others it’s simply a chance to serve. Missionaries it’s an opportunity to receive something they might not ever be able to afford in a timely manner, a motorcycle for God’s work. For pastors it can be an extension of the church to reach out for souls they might not otherwise be able to connect with, simply another quiver in their pouch to reach a lost and dying world.

Of course there are many other roles that Azusa StreetRiders ministry plays in people’s lives. That is why we need to make this ministry, ourselves available for service to others whenever and wherever we can. I know schedules are tight; lives are busy whether or not we want them to be. This week alone my heart yearns to have been in Central Missouri for their event and trying every which way next week to get to Omaha, NE. I am still trying to figure out how to put fifteen gallons into a five-gallon bucket, any suggestions? As the Azusa StreetRiders ministry grows and yes we are defiantly growing there are choices that need to be made and time is a valuable commodity. My prayer is all of our membership gets engaged at some level, at some time during our riding season let do the best we can do to support each other’s efforts.

So how do we manage this already packed schedule, our families, church, jobs and honey do’s and yes down time. I wish I knew! I do know that when we commit to an Azusa StreetRiders ministry event it is counted as a sacrifice on behalf of the members that attend and promote these events. Mark my words this is God’s work and he is not slack. We are about our Fathers business when we are a part of either someone else’s event or ours. If you are an Apostolic man or women of God and a member of this ministry regardless of what role Azusa StreetRiders ministry is currently playing in your life you are in the soul reaching business and that job description is all about lost souls via motorcycles.

Our mission if we choose to accept it is to go out in the highways and byways always keeping in mind, what can I do to reach the lost? I suggest start with prayer asking the Lord Jesus Christ for direction after all he knows your schedule better than you do so why not consult with the one that can make it all work our according to his will. Second, wear the Azusa StreetRiders backpatch when you ride, that is a drawing card for so many. I have seen it many times where people will inquire about the backpatch and Azusa Street, it works! We all cannot attend every event, believe me I want to but we can do some. One advantage of a growing ministry like ours is there are more events every year and many which are coming closer to home, get involved when you can, be a part, make a difference.

In closing I want to say it has been a privilege to service this ministry. I have seen the Azusa StreetRiders ministry blossom due to the efforts of this membership and with growth come challenges. In earlier years it was easy to attend all or most of the events because there were only a few but now we have something going on almost weekly especially when you add in unadvertised local chapter rides or events, just local chapters going out ministering where and when they can. I feel this fulfills what Bro & Sis Beall envisioned when they first started this ministry and I give them both honor for allowing this membership to run with the ball. I am also sanctified proud that were doing our best to adhere to Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Even if that is from a motorcycle seat.

 

 

The Culture of Caring

Greetings to everyone in Jesus name!
I trust everyone enjoyed their Memorial Day weekend. A time to remember and show our appreciation to all the fallen soldiers and our veterans still living. We owe a great debt to all of the individuals that served and continue to serve. Also the families that have lost loved ones or are coping with living and maintaining their lives as their loved ones are away serving. There are so many sacrifices that have been made for our freedom.
I was thinking this weekend about the innocent people that have died for our freedom.  Parents have lost their sons, daughters-  Husbands have  lost their wives, wives that have lost their husbands, children that have lost their parents and on and on.  So much SELFLESSNESS of individuals laid out for a world of selfishness!  They did not think twice about putting themselves in danger for a total stranger or even dying for a stranger.  They made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
My mind takes me to Jesus.  How could he love with that kind of love and sacrifice his life for us to reap the benefits?  He only asked that we live a life to be pleasing to him and to be with him in heaven one day. Not such a hard task for some one that died for our sins.  How unselfish!  I think of Mary and how her heart felt losing her only son!  The pain of seeing the anger and hatred toward Jesus for no reason! Then to see him on the cross, suffering.  How can we ever repay this gift? 
I want to live my life in such a way that pleases him and always let my light shine.  I want to walk in his footsteps, love, show compassion so that everyone  can literally be able to see Christ through me.  


 

Please join me in prayer and fasting  for the following: 

MISSIONS

Rev Mikes and Julie McGhghy, Aimers to Costa Rica

 

RESTORATION

Prodigals


HEALING

  • Bro. Fred Bealle healing in body
  • Bro. Jeremiah Hayes mother , Tina
  •  Bro. Ron Condin
  • Sis. Ruby Cobb-loss of family member due to motorcycle accident

Chaplain Carman Hamby

 

 

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BE READY TO MINISTER

When I think about what the Bible says about going to hell, I don’t want anyone to spend eternity where there is wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 13:47-50 Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind, which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad Away. so shall it be at the end of the world, the Angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire, there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

I want people to hear the truth and be with me in heaven where there will be no more death or sorrow

Revelations 21:4 and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away.
John 14:2 in my father’s house are many mansions, if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

We haven’t been given this truth just to barely make it from day to day but we have been given the Holy Ghost to live an overcoming life so we can be witnesses to others of God’s love, joy, peace, mercy, goodness, holiness, and His power to live an overcoming life.

Acts 1:8 but ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be Witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the Earth.

The Lord has given us the opportunity to minister to a lost and dying world while we do something we love. I pray the Lord leads and guides us by His Spirit to minister to the lost so they will have the opportunity to be in heaven with us.

Matthew 9:35-38 and Jesus went about all the cities and Villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no Shepherd. Then saith he unto his disciples, the Harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few, pray ye therefore the lord of the Harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his Harvest.

A couple years ago at an Azusa StreetRiders meet and greet at the restaurant we were fellowshipping on a Friday night, a young man was talking about wanting the Holy Ghost. The few of us that were at the table talking with him felt the quickening of the Holy Ghost and told him if he wanted to receive the Holy Ghost to stand up and start worshipping and he could receive it right then. God filled that young man with the Holy Ghost right there in the restaurant. It is my desire for God to be able to speak to me when I am out in the public and direct me to pray for anyone I come in contact with as he leads and guides me.

My prayer is Lord give us a burden for the lost and a vision of Heaven and Hell. Let the vision take us to our knees in prayer, show us how to love like you love and reach out to every soul that crosses our path. Remind us that you have given each of us a personal testimony to minister to others that will lead them to you in Jesus name Amen.

Chaplain Laureen Theodore
Azusa StreetRiders International Treasurer

Welcome New Members, May 2021

It’s a privilege to welcome our newest members and a brand new chapter

Pastor Michael & Sis Elizabeth Weedman
Sparta, TN
The Pentecostals of Sparta, Sparta, TN
Pastor Michael Weedman

Pastor Micah & Sis Dawn Turner
Davenport, FL
For the Least of These… Living Waters Ministries
Haines City FL
Pastor Micah Turner

Bro Allen “Lea” & Sis Carolyn Culver
Fairborn, OH
Lifeway Pentecostals of Xenia, Xebia, OH
Pastor Ken Dillingham

Bro Nathan & Sis April Stanley
Rayville, LA
Pentecost Tabernacle, Delhi, LA
Pastor Shane Lester

The NEW Paoli, IN Azusa StreetRiders Chapter:

Pastor Barry & Sis Jenifer Laird
Paoli, IN
Paoli UPC Church, Paoli, IN
Pastor Barry Laird

Bro Cecil & Sis Michelle Wininger
Hardinsburg, IN
Paoli UPC Church, Paoli, IN
Pastor Barry Laird

Bro Kenneth & Sis Jordan Wilder
Mitchell, IN
Paoli UPC Church, Paoli, IN
Pastor Barry Laird

Bro Darren & Sis Barbara Echterling
English, IN
Paoli UPC Church, Paoli, IN
Pastor Barry Laird

Carl Echterling
English, IN
Paoli UPC Church, Paoli, IN
Pastor Barry Laird

Bro Thomas & Sis Kelly Jones
Paoli, IN
Paoli UPC Church, Paoli, IN
Pastor Barry Laird

 

Did you make plans for the 2021 National Rally

Have you made your Reservations for the 2021 National Rally.

October 14 – 16

Host Church is The Pentecostals of Bossier City, Louisiana

Thursday’s Speaker Reverend – Tom Harding

Friday’s Speaker Reverend – Jerry Dean

Annual Business meeting on Saturday the 16th.

The Host Hotel is the Comfort Inn & Suites Bossier City,LA

Group Name is under Azusa StreetRiders

Group Code is MM87X3

318-742-3444

For More Information

Contact Ronald Thwing ron@rspropertysolution.com

318-286-5027

Save the Date August 4-6 2022

National Rally will be held in Ohio

Thursday Speaker – TBA

Friday Speaker – Reverend Doug Klindenst

Annual business meeting on Saturday the 6th Details to be announced at this years National Rally in Louisiana     

Michael Theodore

National Public Relations Coordinator

 

Black Hills National Parks and parking fees

 

Just a little information on the park fees and parking fees to enter Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, Custard State Park. I hope this will help you out some.
Entrance Fees:

Mount Rushmore Entrance Fee – $0.00

There is no entrance fee for Mount Rushmore National Memorial. However, fees are required to park at the memorial.

Mount Rushmore Parking Fee – private vehicles – $10.00 This includes motorcycles.

Parking fee is for private passenger vehicles, valid for one year from date of purchase. Parking fee for Seniors, 62 and older, is $5 and Active Duty Military parking is free. Annual Pass, Annual Pass – Military, Senior Pass, Access Pass and Every Kid Outdoors Pass do not apply.

Crazy Horse Monument.
MAY 28TH – OCTOBER 11TH, 2021

$35.00: 3 or more people in a vehicle

$30.00: 2 people in a vehicle

$15.00: 1 person in a vehicle

$10.00: Per person on a motorcycle, bicycle, or walking

No parking fee.
Custard State Park
Custer State Park is open year-round, 24 hours per day.

FEES:

A temporary (1-7 days) license is $20 per vehicle. An annual park entrance license is $36 and you can buy a second annual park entrance license for $18.

The Badlands National park Fees for Entering the state park.
$30.00 a Vehicle
$25.00 for Motorcycles
Riding the outside loop of the North Badlands Route 240 from Wall,SD to Interior,SD or vice versa. There is no fee. Riding the south loop of the Badlands Route 44 from Rapid City,SD to Interior,SD or vice versa. There is no fee.
Hope this helps you all out some when riding to Rapid City.
Michael Theodore
National Public Relations Coordinator

Do your fears point you to God?

You’ve heard people say, “Choose faith over fear.” That’s much easier said than done.

But, with God’s help, it can become a reality for you.

My friend Dr. Eugene C. Scott, a pastor, counselor, coach, and accidental expert on fear, has helped thousands of people hear the deeper messages behind their fears and see how listening to your fear can draw you closer to God.

I am happy to share a great resource Eugene created called 5 Unusual Strategies to Help you Manage Your Fear. It is a simple guide that will give you new insight into your fear and its message for you.

Click here to grab Eugene’s ebook and his awesome emails about seeing God in the everyday, including fearful ones. For additional information about the author contact Bro Eugene Scott through his web site: eugenecscott.com

Thank you Sis Julie for including this article in your May’s publication.  Bro Paul & Sis Julie McGhghy are Missionaries to Costa Rica and long time faithful members of the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry. Sis Julie is the Chief Editor of the Confidence in God monthly Apolostic publication and also a contributing author for the Rumblings.  If you wish to receive her Monthly Publication please feel free to contact her anytime  @ julie@confidenceingod.com or click on this link below confidenceingod.com

June Events

June 11 -13

Omaha, Nebraska Biker Sunday

 

Black Hill Fellowship Ride & Retreat Rapid City, SD

June 14-17

 

Hocking Hills, Ohio Biker Sunday

June 26-27

Up Coming 2021 Events

OMAHA BIKER SUNDAY JUNE 11-13
ASR BLACK HILLS RAPID CITY, SD FELLOWSHIP RIDE JUNE 14-16
ALJC General Ministry Conference Chattanooga, Tn June 15-18
HOCKING HILLS, OHIO BIKER SUNDAY JUNE 26-27
Indiana Northern chapter Biker Sunday July 16-18
Wooster, Ohio Biker Sunday July 30-Aug 1st.
MICHIGAN BIKER SUNDAY AUGUST 13-15
WARREN,OHIO BIKER SUNDAY AUGUST 27-29
West Virginia Biker Sunday September 18-19
UPCI General Conference October 5-8 Indianapolis, Indiana
ASR National Rally October 14-16 Bossier City,Louisiana

Michael Theodore
National Public Relations Coordinator

Situational Awareness Riding

Situational Awareness can be described as Noticing, Understanding & Forecasting.

Situational Awareness Riding methodology is many different tools / behaviors that interconnect to empower the rider to prevent collisions by noticing (what is going on around us), understand (Assess the scene, what could it mean?), forecast (What could happen next?) These actions assist the rider in seeing, thinking, and acting their way through constantly changing conditions wherever the rider is going.
 
Forecasting
The most important habit we can learn in the concept of looking up is the habit we call 15 second view. The 15 second view is defined as the distance, measured in seconds, that a driver’s eyes lead the vehicle. In other words, you see ahead to where you will be in a given number of seconds.
The average rider looks only 3 to 6 seconds ahead of the vehicle. This is referred to as low aim steering. It denies the rider the time necessary to acquire information, forecast and act safely in response to hazards.

Look Up Techniques for Seeing Into The Future
Set your sights high. Look ahead to where your motorcycle will be at least 15 seconds into the future. At 30 miles per hour, a rider should see at least a block and a half ahead of their vehicle. Fifty miles per hour requires a driver to see nearly a quarter mile ahead Meters).
When possible, double your eye lead time to 30 seconds, looking three blocks ahead on surface streets, and a half mile ahead on highways.

Identify potential road hazards while there is still ample time to take evasive action if necessary.

Stay alert to the status of distant traffic lights. Pace yourself to avoid unnecessary stops and starts.

Let drivers ahead telegraph information to you. Sometimes their actions or brake lights can be warnings of a problem ahead which may not yet be visible to you.

At night, look well beyond your headlight spray.

Looking up while steering using a 15 second eye lead time is a habit that is only formed with constant practice. These techniques allow you increased time for forecasting and to make decisions.