by Michael Hast
Praise the LORD for a fun and action packed weekend.
On Saturday we had our Halloween Scavenger Hunt Bike Ride benefitting Therapy Trykes Tucson. Therapy Trykes Tucson's mission is to provide, free of charge, custom-built and individually fitted medically adaptive therapy tricycles to wounded and disabled veterans who can no longer participate in the great outdoors or exercise in it without these personally adaptive cycles. The ride raised $302 towards that mission. We praise our Heavenly Father for the generosity of the riders.
We rode on the LOOP bicycle path along the Canada del Oro Wash on this beautiful late October morning looking for Halloween themed scavenger items. Some were easier to spot, others took a little looking around. It was great fun for the whole family. We hope to get more families involved in future events.
by Michael Hast
We had another Service Worship Sunday at the Good News Community Church repairing bicycles from church members and members of the surrounding community.
"What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith, and I have works.” Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God. You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only. Likewise, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." (James 2:14-26)