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Mountain in Hatfield, Arkansas. Festivities will begin Wednesday, October 19, at the CMA Iron Mountain Facilities and continue through Sunday, October 23. The event is open to the public and registration is complimentary to Polk County residents who are not members of CMA. Activities include nightly revival services for adults that include times of worship, testimony, prayer, and learning, along with plenty of riding and fellowship. Each evening, children, ages 4-12, can participate in the Kidz for Christ group held in the Iron Mountain Room, which includes puppets, singing, and fun biblical learning. Youth, ages 12-18, can join in the Youth Movement in Iron Mountain’s Youth Pavilion and enjoy activities such as musical routines, talent shows, and learning how to walk with Christ. There will also be vendors, seminars, and nightly fundraisers with proceeds benefitting local charities. CMA’s ‘Run for the Son’ 5K is scheduled to begin at Janssen Park at 7 a.m. on Saturday with the race beginning at 7:30 a.m. The event will end on Sunday morning with a pancake breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m. and service at 8:00 a.m. at Iron Mountain.

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erb hreve horseman, pastor, biker, evangelist and founder of the hristian otorcyclists ssociation struggled in his calling to evangelize the motorcycling world. rom his first visit to a motorcycle rally and eye open ing look at the biker lifestyle, he prayed: “Please God, send someone to help these people. But please…don’t let it be me.” As he visited rally after rally the Holy Spirit continued the conviction and Herb’s heart began to change along with his prayers. ord, he prayed, ou know I ll go wherever ou want me to go, and do whatever you want me to do. I just hope ou don t want me to start riding a motorcycle on a full time basis. ut if that is what you have in mind…please give me a willing and obedient heart.” As soon as he prayed that prayer he was put to the test. When receiving an offer from a larger church that would have meant certain comfort and financial security he felt led to turn it down in favor of putting his faith in God s call and facing the unknown. It was only a short time later that some serious health issues resulting in open heart surgery further tested his resolve. his would have been enough to dissuade most, but Herb, in never wavering faith, saw it through and allowed God to work through him to put a solid foundation under the ministry that stands firm years later. ake no mistake, although Herb was the one God called to pay the price to establish this ministry, the hristian otorcyclists ssociation is firmly built on esus hrist orinthians and guided by the leading of the Holy pirit. lthough e periencing several leadership changes in their year history their vision or mission statement has not changed. God is just as much in control in as he was that day in when was birthed. It was not an easy road Herb traveled, as he suffered through sleepless nights at rowdy rallies, endured long hours on the road in every kinds of weather, and put up with the intimidation and rudeness of those he was there to serve, God blessed every mile of the journey. rom ensuring physical protection, to allowing favor among the lost and providing every financial need, God was faithful to care for His servant. CMAers are faithful to acknowledge that it was Herb who came before them and earned the right to speak and gained the respect and acceptance has in the motorcycling world. hair AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD man ohn gden, r., stated, It is our duty to protect and maintain that integrity and right to speak in our area of influence for the benefit not only of the lost but those future ers who will come after us in the ministry. Herb was for sure the pioneer that endured the brunt of the tough stuff and we are ever grateful for his commitment and sacrifice and I m sure it DINE IN OR never entered his mind that he was paving the way for a whole army of servants that were to follow in his footsteps. For me USE OUR DRIVE THROUGH and many members I talk to, without the hard won ministry opportunities open to us through CMA we probably never would Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 have become as active in serving the Lord.” Herb witnessed the growth and maturing of CMA; some under his leadership, and some under others. For Herb and those p.m. Closed Sun. who were here from the beginning it must have seemed nothing short of miraculous to experience the steady growth from a

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16-17 few folks gathered around a stump on the original plot of ground North of Hatfield to thousands of Christian motorcyclists gathered on Iron Mountain. In later years Herb was overwhelmed at the scope of the ministry and the organization that was in place and although feeling inadequate to direct it at that point, he knew he had been God’s man for his season and was grateful for the present leadership and how CMA was still on track with the original vision God gave him. In his last few years he took great delight in being appointed CMA Ambassador at Large. He piloted his 400cc scooter to many rallies and events, even riding it all the way to Daytona Bike Week and back. In Acts 20:24 referring to the chains and tribulations that awaited him in Jerusalem, Paul declared; “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Herb Shreve was a man of God and evangelist of the same fabric; he didn’t worry about the uncomfortable conditions and agonizing situations he knew he would endure for the Gospel. He fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. We can be proud to know our founder finished well. Recently, during lunch with one of his good friends and contemporaries, we concluded that Herb Shreve was not only sorely missed but was indeed a man of his convictions. He accepted God’s calling to evangelize the biker world and remained faithful to the end. 40 years ago Herb’s understanding of the vision was one man on one motorcycle evangelizing the motorcycling culture, but God definitely had much much more in mind when He birthed the Christian Motorcyclists Association in Herb’s spirit. Join us again next month as we continue to explore where God has taken CMA in the last 40 years…

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