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Calling all bikers: Run for the Son to benefit Christian Motorcyclists Association

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — It’s time to crank up the Harley, roll out the Yamaha or whatever motorcycle you’re driving and hit the road May 3 with the Chariots of the Hills, the local chapter of the Christian Motorcyclists Association, for the annual Run for the Son.

The event serves as a fundraiser for the CMA, which then turns around and pours the money into mission and outreach projects in the United States, Canada and countries across the world. Interested riders should meet at the Burnet H-E-B, 105 S. Boundary, at 6:15 a.m. May 3.

Pat Hoffman, a member of the local chapter, said the event provides riders with a great chance to enjoy the Hill Country and surrounding area as well as spread the Gospel.

This isn’t just a Chariots of the Hills event. All across the country and in Canada, chapters will join in on Run for the Son on May 3. The riders raise money by taking pledges and donations for the event.

Those funds then go to numerous mission and outreach activities and projects. Last year, the Run for the Son raised more than $3.9 million. Forty percent of the money is used to spread the Gospel to motorcyclists in the United States and Canada and other nations through numerous avenues, including passing out Bibles, attending rallies and other activities.

The remaining amount is split equally (20 percent each) among the other missions the CMA supports including Open Doors, Jesus Film and Missionary Ventures. The Open Doors mission works to get Bibles and Christian support to Christians in oppressive and retractive countries.

The JESUS Film Project has introduced, and continues to introduce, people around the globe to Jesus.

And then there’s Missionary Ventures, which CMA has supported by helping purchase transportation for missionaries and ministers across the globe. Through the Run for the Son, the CMA has placed more than 4,700 motorcycles, 6,200 bicycles, 23 horses, 24 boats, one camel and one horse and buggy to ministers working in 90 different countries.

All it takes to make such a tremendous difference in people’s lives around the world is going for a motorcycle ride.

Hoffman said the ride will go about 100 miles (round trip). The Chariots of the Hills chapter is combining its Run for the Son with a bike blessing at Central Texas Harley-Davidson in Round Rock. She said several hundred bikes are expected during the blessing.

Call Hoffman at (325) 423-0006 for more information on the ride or the Chariots of the Hills. Go to www.cmausa.org for more information on the Christian Motorcycle Association.

editor@thepicayune.com