Our ministry saw a very successful number of visits throughout the year which included church visits, a ‘road trip’ and helping Grace Connections.
We started the year with a social run to Marysville in January, followed by Pakenham Church (now Lakeside Community Church), then helping Grace Connections with feeding the homeless and gang members in Dandenong in February.
A weekend run saw us with a very rewarding run to Portland which was also attended by Longriders Christian Motorcycle Club Mount Gambier. A very large number of bikes and riders experienced their first vegetarian lunch and were very surprised with how enjoyable it was!
March then saw us at Adventcare Whitehorse (formally Coronella Retirement Village) followed up with another weekend run to Horsham; April was Castlemaine; May at Bundoora; June at Officer; Ferntree Gully in August followed by Yarra Valley in September and Cook Island Church Company (Moorabbin) in October.
Cann River out to the east was the staging point for the ‘Road Trip’ through Eastern Victoria, up through New South Wales, finishing with our annual visit to Wangaratta. No one of course had any idea of the fires that would engulf these areas several months later.
The ‘Record’ breaking event was our weekend and first time visit to Wodonga Church on the New South Wales Border. We had 21 bikes including visitors from other denominations as well as some who hadn’t attended church for nearly 2 years! This is the sort of thing we work towards in our ministry!
1 Thessalonians 5:11 : Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
Hebrews 3:13 : But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “TODAY”, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
December finished off with several more visits to Dandenong with Grace Connections.
All in all, a very successful 12 months with more to come.
Our next events are Yarra Valley on the 25th Of January followed by our first visit to Longwarry in lieu of Cann River due to the fires etc.
We have 3 HUGE events in February and March.
Steps To Life 29th February
A special recording of an evening with AMM Victoria at the Lilydale Studio with a DVD being produced for our ministry. Everyone is welcome to come along!
AMM Biker’s Church 14th March
Our first ever church for bike riders, including families with special attendance and hosting by Gavin Chatelier. This will be held at Edinburgh Primary function centre at Lilydale. Again, everyone is welcome to come along.
AMM Australian International Bikers Convention
27th to 29th March in South Australia
This huge event is being hosted by AMM South Australia and is being held at Ankara Youth Camp, Walker Flat, S.A.
As you can see we have some big plans in the system with more for the rest of the year. All details of all events can be found on our Facebook page.
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