Posted by: morgan1965 | May 18, 2011

Bikers Raise Money For Disaster Relief

On Sunday, May 15, 2011, the sky over Dunbar, West Virginia was cloudy and the weather was cool, damp and misty. More than 40 bikers, however, rode through rain and wind to participate in the first Bishop’s Biker Rally at the Dunbar United Methodist Church. They came so that they could help to raise funds for the Disaster Relief Fund of the West Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. They came as bikers who love to ride their motorcycles.

Some bikers were from the local area, while others came from Morgantown, Fairmont and North Carolina. The North Carolina Bikers represented Cross Fire United Methodist Church and they came a great distance to support us. I met a lot of people, and I enjoyed “inspecting” each motorcycle. There were some magnificent bikes parked at the Rally.

Now, I am not a biker, however, I have had an abiding interest in motorcycles. But I never learned to ride a motorcycle, in spite of my fascination with bikes. You guessed it. I had offers from several people who said they would be glad to teach me to ride a motorcycle.

Pastor Okey Harless and the hospitality team at Dunbar United Methodist Church offered great hospitality to the rally participants. We had a lot of good food, great fellowship and wonderful music, shared by two different bands.

It was a special privilege for me to have the opportunity to bless all of the bikes, one by one. I went from bike to bike and offered a prayer for the biker and his motorcycle. The prayer asked God for traveling mercies for the bikers and that their bike would be a vehicle of safety.

The Bishop’s Biker Rally was supported by the West Virginia Conference Evangelism Team. We are reaching out to our brothers and sisters in the name of Jesus. On this day we reached out to bikers and raised some money for disaster relief in West Virginia.

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