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Church Honors Wounded Hero

October 11th, 2016 · No Comments

Church Honors Wounded WarriorRiding in the RainOn October 7, 2016, a hurricane was moving up the East Coast of our great nation, rain was falling, however eleven Mission:M25 and Hard CORE M/M Riders mounted their “Steel Horses” at Journey Church in Sil…

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Mission:M25 Run For The Wall 2016

May 15th, 2016 · No Comments

Run For The Wall
May 18-28, 2016 
Run For The Wall begins, Sheri was loading her bike as I walked out of the cheap motel room in Kingman, AZ. She was speaking to another person as I approached my bike. The conversation was about this ride she is about to do and it appeared she was riding on Run For The Wall, so I interrupted her for the details. 
Sheri (picture included) began to tell me this is her first time, she is from Tennessee and riding on the Mid Route in memory of her deceased husband of 46 years. He passed three months ago after battling (or should I say she battled) Alzheimer’s for two years. She spoke with tears as she told the story of her husband’s twin brother being KIA (Killed In Action) while both were serving in Vietnam, only 30 miles apart. 
After listening to the story (Dr. Hugh Morgan’s first instructions to me was, “The Ministry of Presence, being there and listening), giving her a M25 RFTW Warrior’s chip and a hug, she was off and on her way to LA to visit a granddaughter for a few days. 
Please know we covet your prayers as we join up in Ontario, CA this Sunday night. We have a huge task before us but we know with the help of the Lord we can make it. The M25 team has 40 people, seven trucks pulling trailers and twenty-six motorcycles on the ground. We obviously need prayer for protection but we feel the urgency of the need to live BALNAM (Be A Light Not A Mouth) or the Ministry of Presence, not only being there with a listening ear but serving them in their need for hydration, broken bikes and emotional issues. 
Our prayer request would include the following:
  • A ray of light to the lost
  • An element of peace to the troubled
  • A dose of healing for the broken
  • A taste of love for the rejected
Thanks for your prayers of support and those of you who helped us with the huge financial undertaking. 
God bless

Gary Burd, National M25 Director

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RFTW 2016- Year number 12

April 12th, 2016 · 2 Comments

RUN FOR THE WALL MISSION:M25 OUTREACH 2016: On May 15, 2016, Mission M25 will begin to gather in Los Angeles CA from ten states to cross the USA on two routes to serve our TRUE AMERICAN HEROES. This will be the eleventh year M25 has served…

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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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    Run For The Wall 2015 – Update 11

    May 25th, 2015 · No Comments

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    Run For The Wall 2015 – Update 10

    May 25th, 2015 · No Comments

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    Run For The Wall 2015 – Update 9

    May 25th, 2015 · No Comments

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