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