Has it always been?
We know we're aging. We also know that down the road we could be changing what we ride based on our riding abilities.
Keeping active and healthy are both goals as we age. We also know we cannot travel the miles we travel without additional aches and pains. We're reminded daily.
Yet, there is good evidence that God is planning on using us in this capacity for many years to come, as we are reaping many signs of the influence His Holy Spirit has given with much grace.
Our passion for veterans and active duty military has been magnified. We started HonorBound Motorcycle Ministry in 2000, and since then we've participated in several patriotic events including our Run For The Wall. We both served in leadership on the Run for 10 years. Now we're looking into a Biker Ministry that focuses on military veterans and active duty. God is giving us tons of new opportunities.
I had the unique opportunity to stand for nearly 30 minutes and listen to this veteran's story from World War II after noticing his t-shirt (he's participating in Honor Flight) and stopping him, to give him a bandanna, in front of the Washington Monument in D.C. on Memorial Day weekend.
He was a "Liberator" at the end of the war, fought in Europe, and was on a ship headed to the Pacific when the A-bomb was dropped.
Leo knows he's still here for a purpose.
All that said, we feel an urging to change up what we do, kick it up a notch. We're tossing around putting together a show bike and adding bike shows to our calendar, looking into recovery groups and military support groups along with a few other options.
In addition to speaking in churches for missions Sundays and organizing Biker Sundays, we participate in many motorcycle group rides, have memberships in different motorcycle interest groups, support recovery groups, and join in with patriotic gatherings as we hope to stay embedded and be an influence whenever and wherever God directs.