Let’s Put An End To Poverty World-Wide!
To inspire our leaders and members to be the most organized, advanced, equipped, financially stable organization, full of integrity in the motorcycling industry and the kingdom of God.
CMA’s Run for the Son started as an effort to provide one motorcycle to a pastor in Guatemala. From that simple beginning Run for the Son has now provided transportation to more than 13,000 pastors, evangelists, and Christian workers around the world.
It’s been quite a run. We’ve seen quite a few changes in the recent years of the CNY Sonrise chapter. It wasn’t that long ago that our average attendance at meetings was less than 10. In fact, for a little time, we struggled to fill our offices.
This may have made it difficult to fulfill the vision on CMA: “changing the world, one heart of a time.” Yet, we kept at it, and this chapter managed
to do a spectacular job of ministering to the lost.
The decline of membership is not a new phenomenon. I have been a proud member of the Christian Motorcyclists Association since 1998 so I’ve seen many changes take place. All volunteer organizations have cycles of growth. People come, move away, take different jobs, change family obligations, and, yes, some go on to be with the Lord. In the last few months we have been blessed with twice the number of CMA Chapter Evangelists.
Throughout these fluctuations there have been dedicated CMA members that have persevered in chapter ministry. Years ago, I was given an index card with this verse from Philippians 3:12: “…but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of for me.” CNY Sonrise has done just that, pressed on…BTW, I still carry that index card with me!
Retired Evangelist Rick Steffy once taught a lesson about “planting the seed.” Chapter #429 has been doing that since the inception of CNY Sonrise. Many seeds have been planted. Many grow, some do not. However, we, as a chapter, have been able to assist in the harvest of many of these seeds.
We have seen several salvations, often because of years past. We have rekindled the fire of Jesus in some older members and clubs. Although not the best of situations, we have needed to cancel or postpone opportunities. The hospital team has been able to make (too) many visits to bikers and their families. We have been requested to lead prayer at events hosted by others. We have participated in many benefit rides and functions.
We’ve led an Annual Bike Blessing for years and this year that increased to three scheduled for 2020. The point here is that this chapter, and its members, are doing a stupendous job of ministry to the community.
Onward, in the name of Christ Jesus! We remain “here if you need us.”
CMA 429 President Vince Switzer firstname.lastname@example.org
CMA is not a Christian club or riding group designed to segregate Christians from the influences of the world, but rather it is a ministry designed to thrust you into the adventure of spreading the light of Jesus into dark places! We are happy to have you as a member of the CMA family.