As we continue our walk with God our faith increases. As our faith increases
we see the hand of God in our daily life. I wanted to share with you how
Godís hand continues to be on Racing with Jesus Ministries. Greetings in the
name of our lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
We have opportunities in racing because of the efforts of others. It was
brought to my attention this week by Modified Tour Driver Andy Seuss. As
Andy dealt with the loss of good friend and former car owner Lyle Patterson
he shared the story about how he came to drive for Lyle and how he was fired
from that ride. Now he wasnít fired for nonperformance, he was fired because
Lyle found out he wouldnít quit to take a better opportunity with Riggs
Andy was thankful for Lyleís trust and faith in him and wasnít about to
jump ship. Andy was thankful for Lyleís hand in his racing career. When Lyle
found out he fired Andy and told him if he knew of a team looking for a
driver he better let them know he was available. Andy moved to Riggs and his
career continued to grow.
When we look back and see the steps it takes to get us somewhere we can
see a helping hand guiding us along the way. Who has lent you a helping
My thoughts turn to the winners this weekend at NHMS, Woody Pitkat and
Todd Szegedy. Both have had success and also known loss. There were times
when each wondered where their racing career was headed. Even when the
future doesnít look like what we hoped there is the hand of God there to
help us through.
In all things we must maintain our integrity, our faith in God. Paul
shared what he had learned;
Philippians 4:12-13; I
know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the
secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or
empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who
gives me strength.
The message is that the hand of God enables us
to be content no matter what the circumstances are around us. We are
thankful the hand of God has been on Racing with Jesus Ministries.
It is with great excitement and praise that I share this. God is working
to move Racing with Jesus Ministries to places that only He could envision.
We have received the donation of Mount Carmel Christian Church, furnishings
and property. Truly a generous donation that will change the future of this
ministry. We now have a home base and a Church to extend the ministry we
provide at the track.
The blessing is one I believe Rev. Pat prayed for, a building for RWJM to
minister, teach and counsel from. A brick and mortar location as a base of
operation. This exceeds any expectation we could have had. This will also
provide many opportunities for us to expand our support base.
Praise God for His indescribable gift!
If you happened to keep up with us on Facebook you saw how Godís hand has
provided a place to work from at the track. We have been blessed by having
an RV at the racetrack this year for the multi-day events. The generosity of
Steve and Trudy Craig is a blessing. Again this is something that Rev. Pat
prayed for and we now see the hand of God provide.
Our ability to have a hospitality area that you can stop by and talk is
another way we can extend the ministry we provide. Many of you waved,
stopped by, sat down, talked and received counsel and prayer. We welcome the
opportunity to be there for you all.
One thing that is important to remember, our strength to endure the times
when things seem darkest come for the hand of God. If we maintain our
integrity and remain faithful God will provide for our needs. We look
forward to seeing how God will provide.
Part of that provision is your generosity and support. Many of you have
been faithful monthly supporters of RWJM. With our ministry being extended
it also extends our resources. We have an immediate need to cover some of
the startup expenses of bringing new facilities online. We would ask you to
consider helping us as God would lead you. We know God has what we need as
we put our trust and faith in Him. His word encourages us to ask, seek and
knock, then the door will be opened.
We welcome your partnership. We welcome your participation as we extend
ourselves beyond our traditional horizons. Your help will change the face of
this ministry and the future for many in the racing community. Thank you for
THOUGHTS FROM THE ROAD
NHMS - With the big weekend behind us we look forward to
getting back to the bullrings. The Whelen Modified Tour heads to Monadnock
and Rev. Dan will join them there. As some of you know Lynda and I were
headed on mission to Haiti. Unfortunately that trip had to be postponed due
to some recent developments. We are looking forward to going soon as we have
many supplies to bring to the village. Our hearts are broken that we needed
to change our plan, but we are confident Godís plan is the one we need to
In the meantime Lynda and I are taking a break from things. We will use
the time God provided and spend it together. A mini retreat if you will.
Please lift us up in prayer as we refresh and recharge.
PRAYER NEEDED - BRIAN TIMMERMAN is in need of prayers as he
recovers and adjusts. Recent complications from blood clots have resulted in
the amputation of his lower leg. Please pray for his family as they make
adjustments to a new way of living, support and encouragement.
LYLE PATTERSON - Please lift the family and friends of Lyle up as
they grieve their loss.
Until next time, be a witness for our Lord with the ministry decals
and apparel. See them at the Show Your Faith Apparel Store at
http://www.rwjm.com/store. Send us your prayer and counseling needs no matter
what part of our racing family you are in, or give us a call. Remember that
God loves you, we love you and
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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