Hard Choices - UCOA Message for June
At the ROT rally last week, I spoke with a young man that had recently returned from a tour in Iraq. I learned that he was very disturbed by his experience there. He didn’t go into much detail, but he did say he was having a lot of trouble being around large groups of people, like the ROT rally. He also said he had been leading a group of men in Iraq, and would be leading again on his next tour. He was very concerned about being able to make the right decisions, both to accomplish his missions, and also to protect the men he would be leading. He was clearly aware of the limitations of his human abilities, and the responsibilities he would have. He said he was a Christian, a Catholic actually, and so I assured him that Christ would always be with him, even in those moments when he wasn’t sure how to make the right decision, and that he need only ask for spiritual guidance to be assured of coming to the right answer to any problem. I suppose it sounds simplistic, to say that God is always there, waiting for us to ask for help, but that is what the Bible says. Now, I don’t believe there is anything wrong with making our own decision, after all, we make hundreds of choices everyday, but if you find yourself at the end of your rope, remember, there is always one more place to turn for help.
ROT Rally 2009
Here is my web gallery of photos from the ROT Motorcycle Rally.
We had a great time again this year, registering thousands of people, and serving gallons and gallons of coffee, lemonade and ice water from our hospitality tents in the hot weather. Yes, is was around 100 degrees everyday, and we had a thunderstorm Thursday evening that crushed the tent. But, with some repair work, and lots of help it was back up in a couple of hours Friday morning, and we were "back on the road", serving more refreshments and peoples needs. It was hot, hot, hot!
The hospitality tent is first assembled.
Preparations for the big storm.
Thunder storm Thursday evening crushed the tent under the weight of the water.
Janice has a neck pinch, and gets an overly exuberant massage assistant.
The hospitality tent gets rejuvenated, with the assistance of a tube straightener .
Janice discovers a much less painful solution to her pinched nerve.
Lots of fun at registration and at hospitality tent.
Click the link to view the pictures;http://gallery.me.com/win32forth/100032
Here are the videos of the Sunday Service out at the ROT Rally, first the music, and then the sermon.
Songs;House of Gold
, Calling You
, I Saw The Light
, Me and Jesus We Got Our Own Thing Going
, Were you There
Sermon;Sermon Part 1
, Sermon Part 2
, Sermon Part 3