Greetings for the New Year

I greet you in the Name of Jesus Christ
along with the church in Maryville, TN
and your local  Azusa StreetRiders Chapter.

I wanted to take just a moment of your time to wish all of our Azusa StreetRiders Members, Family, Friends, Associates and Supporters a Happy New Year. Here we are once again at the brink of a new year. I roll into 2018 wondering what happened to 2017, seems like yesterday we all were standing in Watch Night Service worshiping in the New Year and now it’s but a memory.

Along with the New Year comes Resolutions, “Do-Overs” and Reboots. Seems we offer ourselves that opportunity this time of year on something that we might or might not complete or even get off the ground. Some of these attempts might go by the way side, some might stink and yet for others well it’s jump start that’s needed to pull ourselves up by the boot straps, hit the floor on our knees and come the the realization we need a closer walk with God

The concept or opportunity to start fresh is not new. The Bible says:

“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Cor 4:14-16 (KJV)

Think about that for a moment; Jesus Christ has given us an opportunity to start fresh not once a year on New Years Day or like the Day of Atonement in the Old Testament but each and every day we have a fresh start available to us. So regardless if your hiking on the mountain top or crawling in the valley this opportunity is for each and every child of God regardless of your circumstance.

All we need to do is adhere to the Word of God. If we would read God’s word daily our prayer life with blossom, we will see results, our worship will glow, others will be drawn by our sincerity and the things that trouble us although present will not be prevalent in our every day lives. Jesus Christ can take a problem and give us the strength to bear and overcome that burden for as the word says it’s only for a season. In addition the word of God says

“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” Matthew19:26 (KJV)

If this was not enough there are at least 14 more scriptures in the Bible with the same message about God’s ability to do “The miraculous out of the ordinary” we being the ordinary and God being God. I have always been taught that we cannot pick and choose what parts of the Bible we can believe; it’s all or nothing. So if we can believe that God created the heavens and earth by his spoken word than we MUST believe he counts the hairs on our head and knows where were at, at all times.

All we need to do is trust and if we find ourselves in that place where, on occasion, were at the end of our rope. We need to go to God for a fresh renewing of the Holy Ghost. First by prayer and repentance, than by worship and the reading of his word and lastly by knowing God has our six and loves us enough that on the day he hung on that cross we were in his mind and he saw us from our beginning to our end and yet filled us with his Holy Ghost regardless of our shortcomings and loved us enough to place a man of God our Shepard’s over us for protection.

All I can say is Thank You Jesus.

Robert Thompson
President, Azusa StreetRiders International

 

 

Please check the Azusa StreetRiders web site and FB page for up coming Events

In addition if your planning an event PLEASE get it posted as soon as possible. Even if you need to update it later, I would like to see all our events attended by as many members as possible. The way to do that is planning ahead and there are those that need to request vacation time off of work,  get permission from our wives or husbands, girlfriends or boyfriends, (come on guys let’s live in the real world :-)) set funds aside etc.

So anyone planning an event please get it posted in addition Bro Michael Theodore has agreed to assist in  anyway possible with your event to be successful. Bro Theodore has held some of the best events I have attended in the past and in my opinion has a wealth of knowledge at your disposal.

Thank you Bro Theodore !

So let’s get rolling in 2018, get these events posted and let’s do a good work for Jesus Christ.

Brother Thompson

ASR Store Temporarily Closed

The ASR store will be temporarily closed. If you need to order anything please contact me through my e-mail laureen.theodore@azusastreetriders.com, cell phone 330-720-4382 or private message. Thank you for your patience while we update our products and payment system. We will be up and running again as soon as possible. I am looking forward to riding with you all and excited to see what the Lord is going to do for us and through us as we join together for fellowship and outreach. Love and blessings to all of you! Sis Laureen Theodore (International Treasure)

2018 National Rally OHIO

 2018 National Rally  August 1-4
Host Hotels
There will be two Host hotels right by each other The Hampton Inn and the Residence Inn by Marriott.
Rooms are blocked off under the name ”ASR National Rally” You must let receptionist know when you book your room to receive your discounted rate.
Hampton Inn & Suites
5581 Youngstown-Warren Road
Niles, Ohio 44446
330-652-1277Room Type
Queen and King rooms
20 Rooms are blocked off at a discounted rate of $99.00 a night you must state you are here for the “ASR National Rally” to receive the discounted rate.

https://www.reservationdesk.com/hotel/61fbd70/hampton-inn-suites-niles-warren-niles-oh/?cid=sem::TPRD::BA::Reservation%20Desk%20%3E%20US%20%3E%20Northeast%20%3E%20Ohio::US%20%3E%20Ohio%20%3E%20Niles%20%3E%20Hampton%20Inn%20%26%20Suites%20Niles%2FWarren%20%3E%20urlid-61fbd70%20%3E%20did-61fbd70%20%3E%20RESTRUCTURE%20BUILD::hampton%20inn%20niles%20ohio::e&creative=76416100867591&device=c&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=hampton%20inn%20niles%20ohio&utm_campaign=Reservation%20Desk%20%3E%20US%20%3E%20Northeast%20%3E%20Ohio&gclid=CID1goWAqNgCFUyTxQIdh5UAKQ&gclsrc=ds

Residence Inn by Marriott
5555 Youngstown-Warren Road
Niles, Ohio 44446
330-505-3655

Room Type
One Bedroom Suite there are 10 of these rooms blocked off
Studio Room there are 10 of these rooms blocked off
20 rooms are blocked off here at the discounted rate of $109 a night.
You must state you are here for the “ASR National Rally” to receive the discounted rate.
The Residence Inn is connected to our mall so if the need arises for a shopping trip.

https://www.reservationcounter.com/hotels/show/60055df/residence-inn-warren-niles-niles-oh/?cid=sem::TPRC::BA::Reservation%20Counter%20%3E%20US%20%3E%20Northeast%20%3E%20Ohio::US%20%3E%20Ohio%20%3E%20Niles%20%3E%20Residence%20Inn%20Youngstown%20Warren%2FNiles%20%3E%20urlid-60055df%20%3E%20did-60055df%20%3E%20HOTEL%20FILL%20BUILD%202.0::%2Bresidence%20%2Binn%20%2Bmarriott%20%2Bniles%20%2Bohio::e&creative=79233579344384&device=c&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=%2Bresidence%20%2Binn%20%2Bmarriott%20%2Bniles%20%2Bohio&utm_campaign=Reservation%20Counter%20%3E%20US%20%3E%20Northeast%20%3E%20Ohio&gclid=CMmo_PWCqNgCFWGoZQodx6oMKw&gclsrc=ds

If you have any problems with booking your room contact Director of Market Sales Christa Blasko at 330-505-3655 christa.blasko@tmihospitality.com
Or Myself Michael Theodore 330-720-0440 blueknight1703@aol.com

Meet & Greet will be at the Residence Inn by Marriott  from 3 PM to 6 PM  on August 1. There is a huge room set up for our ASR fellowship and food will be provided.

Host Church
(PCC) Pentecostal Community Church
5348 Peck RD (Rt 6)
Jefferson, Ohio 44047

Wednesday service starts at 7 PM
Thursday Service starts at 7 PM Guest speaker is Missionary Dwayne Abernathy from Belize
Friday Service starts at 7 PM Guest speaker is  Reverend  David Bounds from Parkersburg, WV
Saturday Business meeting at 9 AM for Coffee & Donuts. 10 AM starts meeting.
Sunday is 9th Annual Biker Sunday in Memory of Michael Theodore Jr. Service starts at 10 AM Guest Speaker is Reverend David Bounds

ASR Fellowship Outreach Rides
Thursday Kickstands up at 10 AM sharp
Friday Kickstands up at 10 AM sharp

For anyone who is looking for a cheaper hotel here are two of them. They are a little ways from our two host hotels.

Days Inn

1300 Youngstown-Warren Rd

Niles, Ohio 44436

330-544-1301

Econo Lodge Inn Niles

4258 Youngstown Rd SE

Warren, Ohio 44484

330-369-8487

More information to come at a later date.

State Watch

STATE WATCH

Oregon
H.B. 2597 Oregon’s distracted-driving law, was signed by the governor and became effective on October 1. The new law defines the offense of driving a motor vehicle while using a mobile electronic device. Beginning Jan 1,2018 first offenders can be fined $130 to $1,000. Second offenses and first offenses that contributed to a crash are subject to a fine of $2220 to $2,500. A third offense with in 10 years carries a minimum fine of $2,000 and the possibility of six months in jail. First offenders can have their fines suspended if they complete a distracted driving avoidance course.

OHIO
H.B. 280 was introduced that would allow motorcyclist to wear earplugs to protect their hearing while riding. Ohio is one of only three states that prohibit using hearing protection while operating a motorcycle.

ARKANSAS
The state has reclassified its vehicle operator licensing requirement to allow those with a valid state driver’s license to drive three wheeled vehicles, such as the Polaris Slingshot, without a motorcycle endorsement. Arkansas is the 37th state to make this change to accommodate vehicles with side-by-side seating and steering wheels.

Indiana
AMA and the ABATE of Indiana is pressing state officials to find a better method of fixing cracks in paved roads than the patching material commonly known as tar snakes. They state that the tar snakes reduce traction and cause motorcycle tires to slide,especially on curves and in hot or wet weather. A letter from the Indiana Department of Transportation stated that officials will review the current patching method and consider alternatives.

NEW YORK
State officials are researching a device called a “textalyzer” that allows law enforcement to check whether a cell phone was in use just before or during a crash.The governments Traffic Safety Committee is to examine the technology as well as the questions about privacy and civil liberties its use would raise, according to the Associated Press report when plugged into a phone for about a minute can tell law enforcement agencies whether the phone’s user was texting,emailing,surfing the web or otherwise using the phone before a crash. Law Enforcement agencies like this device because they would not have to obtain a search warrent for the phone.