The Chrome Horn - Racing With Jesus Ministries


by Rev. Don Rivers

As we move toward Christmas and the celebration that begins, remember it was for our benefit that Christ came. He entered the world for the purpose of sacrificing His life for us.

John 3:16-17; For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

1 John4:9-10; This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

  Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

  A NOTE FROM OUR VMRS CHAPLAINS - Vinetta and I joined the VMRS for their Annual Awards Banquet. It was great once again to be back with the VMRS family after the 2014 season coming to a close. This past season started with heavy hearts and I carried with me many memories of Jim Boniface throughout the season. As we led up to the banquet “Blessings” was on my heart. I can certainly speak for Vinetta, we have seen many blessings throughout the years with the VMRS and throughout the racing community, and also in our own personal lives. I know many within the racing community have many to share. Let me ask a question to those reading this column. Do you recognize a blessing from God or do you think it’s just “LUCK”? Here are a few times this season that I think God was present. Take a look back, reflect on your own personal life and see if it was Luck or Blessing.

  They have an incentive program with Sunoco Fuel at Lee USA Speedway. If you buy fuel at the track your name goes into a drawing the following week and a chance to win 5, 3, or 2 gallons of fuel. Vinetta and I handle this program for LEE/Sunoco Fuel. One night a driver’s name was called and as he smiled he stated. “I just had enough fuel for my own truck tonight and left my wallet back home” I had no money to buy fuel tonight.

  So you call this Luck or God providing a blessing to this person? That evening he won his first heat since racing!

  I was working on a friend’s camper a few summers ago and needed to get some parts. So I asked my friend’s wife where a parts store would be. She told me directions and away I drove. Well I had so much on my mind at the moment I drove going in the wrong direction. Well I thought I was. I realized I could get there from this direction. As I was driving I see a gentleman along the side his truck one arm on his truck other arm up to his chest. As I approached he looked towards me with concern. I pulled over and he said, “Thank you for stopping, no one would stop to help. I think I’m having a heart attack.”

  So you call this Luck or was God providing a blessing to help this gentleman? I was told by the local paramedics few days later that he was doing well.

  One night at Lee USA a young Boy approached Vinetta and asked if she would go sit and speak with his mom. As they were walking the boy explained that his mom has cancer and just wanted Vinetta to pray with her, to help comfort his mom. As they were both walking towards his mom in the stands his Mom started to cry. Vinetta then spoke with his mom and she said I didn’t think my son believed. I have been trying to get him back to church with me. We have not seen either of the two since this happened, but this was something for the Mom to witness to comfort her.

  So you call this Luck or was God providing a blessing to the Mom to witness that her son does believe?

  As you gather around the table Christmas Eve or go to Midnight service; ask yourself are you lucky to have food and family there with you? Are you lucky to have the gifts to put under the tree? Are you lucky to be racing or have a job? Are you not pleased with what you have or are you trying to get lucky with a scratch ticket to have more? I know many of us have said this in the past. I was lucky I found something in my garage or basement, it was just right here! Well the Blessing are just right here, stop searching for some luck and let God provide the blessing you need! As we all know Luck is temporary, and Blessings are for eternity. What would you rather have?

  I remember the very first meeting with Rev. Don, sitting in a Church that once was an old railroad station. I remember this scripture like it was yesterday as he read it to me.

Jeremiah 29:11; For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,
plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to prosper you and give you hope.

  Vinetta and I wish all of you a Very Blessed off-season and Christmas with family and friends. We look forward in seeing everyone 2015 season. God Bless, Bobby and Vinetta Somers.


  THANK YOU  - Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all our chaplains, friends, and faithful supporters.

  As the banquets and the trade shows for the season wind down, I want to say on behalf of the Board of Directors at Racing with Jesus Ministries, Thank You.

  Chaplains, thank you for your unending dedication to ministering to the needs of the racing community. Thank you for sharing the Love of Jesus Christ in your chapel services, driver's meeting closing prayer, and prayer with the many drivers who may never voice the appreciation for prayer, but know deep down, there is power and comfort in prayer.

  Thank you for the countless hours and endless miles of travel to various tracks to do the work the Lord placed on your heart. Thank you for the prayer support for each other; as we all went different directions, and covered as many races as possible throughout this year.

  Supporters and friends, Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support to make all this possible and encouraging each other to keep on keeping on. Thank you to Rev. Don and Lynda for your untiring dedication to the "office particulars" on a weekly basis. Thank you to the faithful supporters for your prayers, financial help and material donations. You made it possible to get through another year of ministry.

  With great anticipation of what the Lord has planned for all of us in the 2015 racing season, thank you all once again as we go forward in Jesus' powerful name and His strength. For the Board of Directors, Rev. Ray, Chairman RWJM, Thank You

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Jesus is Lord over Auto Racing. GOD BLESS.

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Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace."

   May God always Bless you, everyday in everyway. Rev. Don


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Posted: December 17, 2014

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