Letter from the International President
FROM THE OUTGOING INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
WOW! The officer’s meeting was great and we are looking forward to being a part of the great things the Lord has in store for the HSMM in the upcoming year. There were a lot of mixed emotions involved in stepping down as the International President, but I know that this is the will of God. The HSMM will flourish and grow under the leadership of the new International President, Zman. He is a Godly man and I know that he is the one that God would have to lead this ministry.
We were so humbled by the love that was shown by the HSMM. Thank you for everything. The gift of an Alaskan Cruise was such a huge surprise and words can never express how much we appreciate this amazing gift. Knowing that a lot of the members have had struggles during the past year makes this gift even more meaningful. The only regret is that we can’t take all of you with us.
Many thanks to each of you for all of the support you have given to us during our years as International President. Whenever we have called upon you to do something there was never any hesitation, just a spirit of “we will do whatever is necessary” for the good of Jesus and HSMM. YOU are special and YOU are what make the HSMM special. Not only was your love of the Lord Jesus shown at the Officer’s Meeting, but it is shown everyday as you go into biker events, prisons, out to feed the homeless, into nursing homes, schools, places you work and through your daily lives. We are blessed that God has placed you in lives and to have you as part of our family. John 13:34: A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Patty and I are looking forward to getting on the road soon to do some evangelizing. We are in prayer and know that God is not done with us in the HSMM. He is preparing us to move to another level in His work and we are excited to see what plans He has for us. We can’t wait to see everyone in June at the Rally.
Your brother in Christ,
What can I say – words cannot convey the love that I felt from each of you at the officer’s meeting. The cruise left me speechless and in tears. The PJ party was such a special thoughtful idea. The gifts were great, but the time spent with the ladies and the love that was felt meant so much and was much needed this year. I left the meeting with a renewed spirit and a feeling of excitement and expectation of what God is going to do in my life. I know a lot of time and effort was put into the planning of this weekend and I want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart. I still can’t believe that no one leaked the surprises!!!!!! Some of you do need to learn that “What happens in the Women’s Meetings, stays in the Women’s Meetings”
I love you all so much and will forever be thankful for all you have done.
Love and Prayers,
FROM THE INCOMING INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT
I want to thank you all for the outpouring of prayers, love and support as I was installed as the new International President at the Officers Meeting, what a crowd, not counting all the Men—there were 48 Women in attendance this year—48!!! That is amazing Ladies.
As I drove to work this morning; mediating and praying for the day, employees, my HSMM Family-I am hearing all the voices of my Brothers and Sisters, their concerns, their problems, their prayers. Enter my new position.
The slow transition started in June 2013; as I shifted-through the gears to the end of the year-enjoying the new ride, pretty smooth, minor problems to deal with, a bump here, a bump there. all in all pretty smooth- January 1st--dropping into 6th gear, yeah high gear, wind in my face, engine running smooth, clicking along at about 75, “Hey, this is good!” got it under control, looking forward to more of this.
Enter Officers meeting Chattanooga, January 25th, still good. January 26th, uh-oh , clutch cable broke, throttle stuck, no kill switch…That breeze in my face is now a fierce wind; it brings a new light to the saying, “Wide open until you see God-then Brake!” (Oh did I forget to mention the brake pedal fell off on the first bump!!!) As I’m hanging on to the handle bars this morning, the rest of my body is horizontal, blowing in the wind. I think I’m also going downhill… Whoa, snap back to reality… A song comes on the radio— “He will not give you more then you can handle, this will only make you stronger..” LOL Gods humor or Gods comfort, I think a little of both. As I continue to pray, I feel a sense of calm, the wind isn’t rushing past me, I feel myself starting to lower back into the seat. I feel the presence of the Lord wash over me. Still wide open, but letting Daddy Drive.
My Father knows what He is doing, my Faith is totally in Him. As I reflect on this and let go, the wind starts to die down. Things around me start to seem clearer, the voices are not so loud…Our first priority is our relationship with our Heavenly Father, everything else will work out as long as our focus is on Him. Looking forward to serving you all. Remember you are the Almighty's kids, keep the focus and do not let go of the handlebars, things will calm down.
Philippians 3:13, 14, "Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
PS: You are awesome Men and Women of God, I am honored and so blessed to serve you.
Barry Mayson: Hell's Angel To Heaven's Saint
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Till we see you again our brother.
Charles "Barry" Mayson Sr. "Graduated to be with Jesus." Jesus was his passion. Mr. Charles "Barry" Mayson Sr., age 63, Jonesborough, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2007, at his residence. Mr. Mayson was a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and son of the late Bennie Mays Mayson Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Carr Mayson. He was a US Army Veteran, having served in Korea. Mr. Mayson was the founder of Heaven's Saints Motorcycle Ministry. He was also founder of Barry Mayson Outreach, which has been in operation for 31 years.