CMA HeartBeat July 2016 - Page 22

Articles continued (continued from page 07) that we handed out. Some CMA members fell far back in the parade because they were being asked to stop and pray with people.” Part of the application for a float requested what they wanted as a commentary to be read to the crowds watching the parade. They were especially pleased that it was read with no changes. They said of the CMA float: “The Christian Motorcyclists Association is a non-profit organization supported by motorcyclists and enthusiasts who believe in Jesus Christ. Founded in 1975, CMA has over 161,000 members in 1,260 chapters in the United States and represented in 32 countries around the world. The main purpose of CMA is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with motorcyclists. The money raised through CMA’s annual fundraiser Run for the Son supports missions here in the United States and Internationally. CMA’s mission is changing the world, one heart at a time.” Steve and his wife Stacy, the Sierra Shepherds and the Son Light Riders all did a great job pulling this together. It’s a great alternative to the problems of motorcycles in parades and what a great opportunity to share not only their love of motorcycles but their love of Christ with their community. CMA Tom and Kathie Palazzolo oversee the West Region as National Evangelist. Special thanks to Greg and Ronna Hubbard, Nevada State Coordinator. Sierra Shepard’s Stacy Forsythe, Matthew Forsythe (youth), Ken and Debbie Palamar, Jim Stewart, Krystal and Garth Butz, Tom Lamont, Ron and Nancy Carter, Sunlight Riders Dave and Gayle Erickson, Bob and Penny Mills, and Glenn and Tonya Filer. (continued from page 13) 22⎪⎪July 2016 chapter level, together with state and national events, can give you the connections to establish some of these kinds of friendships. The faithful followers of Christ are thesort of companions that are willing to go into battle side by side with you. CMA Youth Movement believes there aren’t very many things on earth as powerful as young people united with passion and purpose. Together, fighting friends of faith can win many battles. Remember what two men did in 1 Samuel 14? Keep in mind the truth of Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT): “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand backto-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” It’s time Christian teenagers bonded together through CMA Youth Movement in order to serve and support each other in “fighting the good fight of faith.” CMA Jerod and Jennifer McPherson serve CMA as Vice President of Evangelistic Outreach.