I Know it is just now August and still hot but we are in full planning mode for Biketoberfest in Daytona which is fast approaching!
As I pray and meditate on this year’s ministry, I can feel great bursts of power and just know that all the miracles we saw God do last year are nothing compared to what he has planned for us this year. Needless to say, we are very excited about heading down to Daytona this year.
Last year our Lord Jesus allowed us the privilege of seeing him save many souls, forgive sinners, restore the broken, heal the sick, give work to the needy, compassion to the lonely and give hope to the hopeless. It was the most powerful 10 days ever in Daytona. I have often said since that it was like living in a bible story. What we saw there was amazing. This year our prayer is that God will show us even more as we strive to work harder doing our part.
Nicole & I have had our share of setbacks this year as have other team members. We’re working hard making preparations and are as healthy as we’ve been in years praise God! We’ve had some unexpected setbacks recently. Two vehicles are down so we had to take on a small car payment to get into a more reliable vehicle. I am ok with the 89 E350 van but that is a little too big for cupcake to have to drive around. (hehe) Plus it doesn’t have air and it’s been nearly 100 degrees lately. It’s not so bad. We’ve managed our entire marriage with no car payment. I guess we can bend on our debt-free rule just a little for a little while. Besides, it’s only new to us but we got it from a good friend who takes care of their things so we feel good about it. Especially at the wonderful price they gave us. That alone was a blessing. Since her car gets into the 40MPG range and my van gets 10MPG, it really does make a lot of sense with such a trip coming up. we took the van to Daytona last year and spent a ton on fuel. This year we will likely spend 1/5 in fuel. That will be nice.
So, for those of you who will, PRAY FOR US & FOR ALL OUR CO-WORKERS coming to Daytona. There are many teams throughout the city & different ministries. Nicole & I work with His Laboring Few Biker Ministry headquarted in Thomasville, NC. The crew we work most closely with are Michael & Robin StJohn who bring the big tent down and set up at First Baptist Daytona for the week. That is where you will find us every night holding church services and feeding people. I’ll be there most ever day as well working the streets, praying, counseling and doing whatever is needed along with the StJohns. We also head over to the Cabbage Patch to work with our friends & HLF members Richard Mills & Tom Lyons (pyro). They have a booth among the vendors & also a smaller food tent where they cook breakfast and feed campers & vendors while sharing Jesus with them. When we can, we try and give our friends Preacher and Poo (Ken & Pam Brooks) a break from their booth over at the swap meet so they can get out and catch some shade and have lunch.
It’s a hard week of work but it is so wonderful to experience God moving the way he does there. Thank you for your prayers. They help us more than you know. If while you are praying for us, God leads you to help us with the many financial expenses of this trip, you can do so securely online by CLICKING HERE