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50CC Diaper Run Report

November 12th, 2015 · 1 Comment


November 2, 2015, at 0600 sharp, six motorcycles (we had two fail  mechanically before we left) roared with excitement from the Hampton INN on the west side of Jacksonville, FL. Pastor Dave and Jennifer Ragan, along with members from both the churches they pastor, Harvest Church and Destiny People Worship Center to serve coffee, burritos and lots of encouragement. Ellen Richardson, Kristen Coleman and Betty Ann Gee were in the lead vehicle to get things ready for us before we arrived at our stops. Bishop Doug Beacham, Carolyn Burd and Herman and Carol Strickland were in the chase truck pulling a 24’ enclosed trailer to pick up the diapers. 

There was a threat of rain in the skies but riding was clear for a while, then torrential rain began to fall. But soon we were through the storm where sunshine prevailed until the last 156 miles. The final leg of our journey took us across the Alpine Mountain Range, almost 5,000 feet, to experience freezing rain. 
Our riders, Pastor Wes Alvarez, Pastor Kevin McBride, Rodney McCray, Pastor Mark Richardson and Jude Rodriquez (this was his first long ride, HE DID IT), pushed through “the wall” (pushing yourself beyond the natural limits) to complete the ride in 44 hours and 51 minutes! There is no way of communicating the endurance it took to make it happen. Bishop Doug Beacham rode on the motorcycle behind me for one leg of the journey, drove the pickup and even helped change a couple of tires on the trailer. A Presiding Bishop, General Superintendent with a International Church to lead that took time and put his body through a hard day for the cause, is to be commended. While it is not customary for a man to carry a man on a motorcycle, it was an honor to have our Bishop behind me, knowing the encouragement and honor it was to our team to have him with us. I will let him speak for himself on the experience.  
There were people meeting us at all but five of our stops to cheer us on, provide coffee, donate money and diapers.
  • Pastor Steve and Yvonne Dow 
  • My Father’s Vineyard (served us lunch) 
  • Bishop Mike Gray, along with pastors
    • Al Bethea 
    • Joe Collins
    • Todd Erskine
    • Rick Fountain
    • Clayton McCormick
    • Landon Willis
  • Bishop Gordon Atwell
  • Rev. Joe & Jennifer Connors
  • Pastors Jerry and Donna Williams
  • Rev. Travis Evins
  • Bishop Scott Hampton and folks from two GPC Churches
    • Pastor Hector and Maria Chavez from El Paso and 
    • Danny and Glenda Stewart and Rev Stephen Walker from Christian Heritage in Amarillo, TX
  • Representatives from Rev. Demetrius Miles in Tucson, AZ’s church and Rev Bill Hepfner in Mesa, AZ’s church
  • The last leg from Yuma AZ to San Diego, representatives from M25 ministries in Southern California, led by Jerry Plent met us, fed us and rode with us across the mountain. 
    • They paid for our rooms! 
    • They collected over 7,500 diapers
  • When we arrived at our hotel around 3 am on Wednesday, we were welcomed by Bishop Tom Murray and two of his pastors, Rev. Bill Kenedy and Rev. Billy Wood (also Pointman for M25). 
    • The celebration meal at noon on Wednesday was furnished by “Way Of Life Church” with Pastor Bruce Balcombe. A good breakfast was enjoyed as our first meal in three days.
    To top this all off, our Run For The Wall family met us at several stops from Louisiana to Arizona! It was so good seeing folks along the way, for them to bring the diapers, fill our tanks with fuel, clean our windshields, ride with us for a while and make donations.  I regret I did not get all their names written down, that will change next year. 

    We will ride in the Harvest Train, November 24, 2015 in Falcon, NC and present almost $6,000 in cash and over 30,000 diapers (estimated value over $10,000) to Jonathan Hill, director of Royal Home Ministries. We would welcome all riders to join us that can make it (bring lots of candy to give to the kids during the parade). 

          

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    Mission:M25 Bi-Annual Summit

    October 6th, 2015 · No Comments

    Mission:M25 National SummitSeptember 25-27, 2015They came, some by air, some by truck, some by motorcycles and some by car, from ten states. It was three days of fellowship, to learn from each other and to be lifted by the ministry of our Lord, through…

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    Hoka Hey 2015 – Memorial Ride

    August 10th, 2015 · 1 Comment

    Hoka Hey, “A Good Day To Die”, a motorcycle ride to push you to your core. A challenge that will challenge all that is with in you. A ride that will remind you of the pains of the Native American.Last year the ride took me 8,471 miles in 11 days, sleep…

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    Run For The Wall 2015 – Update 3

    May 18th, 2015 · No Comments

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    An Adopted Child

    April 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment

    God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. Ephesians 1:5 NLTEarly this morning my thoughts were captivated by a young couple at Ch…

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    Death of Santa Claus

    March 18th, 2015 · No Comments

    Quote from my morning readings:A nonbeliever doesn’t think twice when we praise God for giving us Bentley’s but they do think twice when we get evicted from our homes and still praise God. This took me back to the mid-80’s – some very troubled yea…

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    Mother Teresa v William Wallace

    March 2nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

    I read reacently, which Jesus would people think you are, a humble and compassionate Mother Teresa or a warrior with passion and commitment to bring a revolution? Something to contemplate in the days we are living in. Which Jesus does our world need? O…

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