The 2020 “Cruzin’ for Christ” Motorcycles for Missions Biker Rally Report
As with so many individuals and chapters, COVID-19 restrictions resulted in “Plan “A” becoming Plan “B” which got adjusted to Plan “C” but with some extra modifications that became Plan “D.”
As I tried to keep up on all the ASR 2020 activities that various chapters organized, I realized that I was starting to get a bit jealous.
The Canadian Government’s reaction in attempting to eradicate the COVID-19 outbreak went from a one week shut-down to “flatten the curve” of infections to a quantity of emergency measures mandated by the various Provincial Governments – (think State Governments if you’re in the USA) – to attempt to control the virus.
For months on end in our area, churches were limited to ten people in the building. That resulted in respective audio/visual staffs doing internet / facebook / U-tube, broadcasting of various Pastors preaching to an empty church sanctuary. But “The Word” still got out there.
And,,,,,, guess what,,,,,,,, adversity has led to a lot of new ways to accomplish the goals of maintaining a sense of community and reaching the lost.
As a result of our 2020 “Cruzin’ for Christ” Motorcycles for Missions Biker Rally (finally) being run on September21st, we were blessed to the extent that we were able to send funds to Africa to purchase another motorcycle for use in Burkina Faso plus two units that will be given to local pastors in The Republic of Congo. Two motorcycles were purchased earlier for National Pastors in Mozambique.
We’re also working on a more rugged “Enduro” type unit to fill a request from a man that goes far into the countryside to reach remote villages.
All of these Pastors are literally on the front lines of the battle to get our Oneness Message out to as many un-churched people as possible.
Not only do these biker-pastors face the COVID-19 challenges, there’s the economic uncertainty and political upheaval within their own countries and even the very neighbourhoods where they are called to minister.
Five more motorcycles might seem to be a small number. Yet…
Please let me share one story with you.
I won’t divulge either the Missionary’s name or the country where the National Pastor resides.
One of the motorcycles that we purchased a few years ago is in daily use by a young man who’s a Oneness bible school graduate. (We’re all cogs in the Great Picture) The young man met and then witnessed to a man who turned out to be a Trinitarian minister. The revelation of the truth of the Oneness message was given to the minister. He then re-baptized his own family and about 90 members of his congregation.
Fellow StreetRiders, that’s but one report that we receive from the regional supervisors where our motorcycles are employed on a daily basis.
Since its inception, the “Cruzin’ for Christ” Motorcycles for Missions Rally has supplied the funds to purchase fifty seven bikes.
Our 2021 Ride will occur on August 21st.
May I take this opportunity to encourage each chapter to look at and then organize a “Motorcycles for Missionaries” activity this year?
Every single dollar counts on the Mission Field.
Regional Director for Canada