Publication of the F.A.I.T.H. Riders Motorcycle Ministry
Volume 2, Issue 1
, the weather went from drought to drowning from October to December.
Of course, the cooler weather and rain has kept riding to a
minimum. Despite the weather,
our chapter has had several fellowship events to promote the love of
Christ in our community.
October 27th, a member of our church hosted a Hay Ride/Chili
Night for our F.A.I.T.H. Rider friends and families.
We roasted hot dogs over a hot fire, drank hot chocolate, and had
some great fellowship discussing the “old days” growing up riding
Riders' ring toss game at “Trunk or Treat” for
kids for Halloween
night, October 31st,
our F.A.I.T.H. Rider ministry
assisted our church in a “Wild West Fall
Fest”, or call it “Trunk or Treat”,
if you will.
The event was held in our church's parking
lot and it drew quite a crowd. Each
Sunday school class had their own booth.
Our F.A.I.T.H. Rider booth was set
up having a silhouette cut-out of a person
riding a motorcycle.
Kids received candy and prizes for
throwing a ring over the head of the
In addition, our booth had a
motorcycle on each side and WAS decorated
with F.A.I.T.H. Rider apparel.
It was a big hit for the kids!
We gave away what seemed like a
“trunk load” of candy!
recently on December 14th, our
Faith Rider Ministry gave 85 brand new
bicycles to our church ministry
“Johnny’s Christmas for Kids”.
Two days prior, many from our group,
along with others that just wanted to help,
spent two nights of awesome fellowship
assembling bikes of all sizes.
Many needy families with children in
our community received a new bicycle.
It was God’s blessing to us and
others that we were able to acquire that
many bicycles for such a great cause.
the year of ’07 comes to a close, we can
confidently say it has been a blessed one,
and our Lord has allowed us to throttle
I would like to personally
thank our chapter’s leadership
group who has given their time and energy
during a year of restructure.
Planning is in the works for another
prosperous year to reach our biking
God Bless, Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year from our chapter in
Thornton - Director
Riders donated 85 bikes to
kids for Christmas
those who are rich in this present world …
to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to
be generous and willing to share. In this
way they will lay up treasure for themselves
as a firm foundation for the coming age, so
that they may take hold of the life that is
truly life.” 1Timothy 6:17-19
word from Ed Obaugh,
years ago, when I attended
motorcycle school for the
sheriff’s office, I was exposed to
so many techniques that I felt
totally overwhelmed and frustrated.
It was difficult to
constantly remember head and eyes,
proper braking, clutch and throttle
control, slide forward, sit on the
top edge of the seat and at the same
time, try to keep the bike upright
and avoid hitting cones while
maneuvering the motorcycle through
vividly remember going through a
particular exercise one day; it ends in a
While making the turn, I panicked
when I ran over a cone and locked my front
brake. The motorcycle immediately went down
and I slammed the pavement, leaving skin and
I tried very hard to do things the
right way but I felt like I was constantly
fighting the motorcycle. I became so
frustrated and angry that I almost quit!
training days, following motorcycle school,
I began to notice one particular rider.
He always seemed to be very calm and
When he rode, he didn’t seem to
have a care in the world and just
“flowed” through the exercises
I decided I had to be doing something
wrong but what in the world was it?
I figured it out. He became part of the bike
and therefore “allowed” the bike to do
what it was designed to do. I
discovered that if I relaxed and began to
“feel” the bike in my seat, my hands,
feet, and legs and became part of it, my
riding becomes much smoother.
I lose focus and start going through the
motions again instead of relaxing and
feeling it. The results are always the same;
sloppy riding and anxiety. I have to force
myself to feel what the bike is doing, and
once again, things start to fall in place.
it is easy for us to get caught up in trying
to “act” like a Christian instead of
allowing it to occur from within. When we
fall down and skin our knees, we get
frustrated and wonder why it is happening!
That is when we need to re-focus!
119:9-11 states; “How can a young man keep
his way pure? By living according to your
word. I seek you with all my heart; do not
let me stray from your commands. I have
hidden your word in my heart that I might
not sin against you.”
see, God desires dependence, trust and faith
in Him, not faith in our ability to
please Him. God’s
intention is to totally change the way we
The more our hearts and thought
process become Christ-like, the more
successful we will be in walking like Him.
Our Christian walk will flow more
naturally and result in less frustration and
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Riders Motorcycle Ministry